Pastor's Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our Church Council on May 20, 2021 listened to the feedback from the congregation and the various viewpoints that were expressed to our leaders. The active cases have been dropping and remaining lower and lower since the end of March. The current full vaccination rate for the county is 27.3% as of May 20, 2021. There have been over 4 weeks since Phase 4 has opened up, so that way any members that wanted to receive a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus had the opportunity to get one. We want to be united as a congregation as we move forward together.

Church Council voted to make masks optional on Sunday May 30th. We want to inform everyone in the congregation of those changes before it fully goes into effect. re will be section of pews labeled the Mask Only Section, where people that feel more comfortable wearing masks and spacing out can sit for worship. We are looking forward to bringing in person Sunday School from 9am-10am back into the classrooms and the Fellowship Hall after the building restoration is completed.

  • Masks will be optional on May 30th.
  • No Longer taking temperatures upon entrance.
  • Mask Only Section will be marked in the Sanctuary.
  • In-person Sunday School upon renovation completion. (9am-10am)
  • Morning Café will serve individually wrapped breakfast items. Coffee and Juice.
  • Meetings and Bible Studies can meet with masks being optional.
  • Communion will be offered 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays with a Continuous Line Distribution with Pastor and elders wearing masks and gloves for distribution. 
  • Members can kneel briefly at the rail for prayer after receiving Communion.
  • We will continue using a printed order of service in worship, since we have a hypoallergenic sanitizer that will be sprayed following worship services.
  • The Nursery will not be staffed, but it will become a Cry Room for parents to take their children to with a live stream of worship being on the TV in the corner.  There will be sanitizing wipes available as well.
  • Hand Sanitizer and masks will be provided for those who want them.

We appreciate your patience during this last year as we had several precautionary measures put in place until a successful roll out of a vaccine could happen. I am proud of how we have responded to this pandemic as a congregation, and I know that we will continue to be kind and welcoming to members and visitors alike. As it says in Ephesians 4:3 “Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

In Christ’s Peace,

Pastor Ryan Honeycutt