In-person Sunday School  & October Health & Safety Updates

Health and Safety Updates!

At the direction of our Church Council and with the input of our Health Advisory Team, we are implementing some simple changes at this time in order to ensure a measure of safety and awareness for everyone.

Masks
Masks remain strongly encouraged for all activities in our building.
We continue to require masks within our 10:30am worship.

Worship
For Worship we will be putting the ropes back up (every other pew) to remind us to practice social distancing as we worship together.

We are excited to see so many faces in the building with the beginning of in-person Sunday School!
In order to allow for more people to be present in worship, we will have chairs available for seating in the Gathering Area.

Sunday School
Over the next 3 weeks (Oct. 17, 24 & 31), our Sunday School classes will have learning/activities outdoors. We are hopeful the weather will be mild though please have your son/daughter dressed accordingly. At 9:15 am, 4K-2nd grade will begin Sunday School in the Large Fellowship Hall for 15 minutes of music/worship before heading off in their separate groups for outdoor fun. 3rd-5th Graders will begin in their classrooms before heading outdoors and then end their session in the Large Fellowship Hall with their music/worship time of 15 minutes.
Having children come together to learn about God and have fun is a blessing!

Next Step

The Church Council will be meeting again on Tuesday, Oct 26th to re-assess and plan next steps as we move into November.
We will communicate those decisions to the congregation via our weekly e-letter.

Thank you for your patience, grace and positivity as we do our best to navigate these times!

Power Hour-6th Grade– We are hoping to begin Power Hour in the coming months  yet are seeking parents/volunteers to join together in overseeing that ministry.

3K– We are not offering Sunday School for this age group on this time. A future education gathering may be offered in the coming months.

Offering– We are asking children to bring in non-perishable items each Sunday as we support our October Food Drive led by our Full Circle Ministry. Those items will be gathered during our large group time.

Masks– Just a reminder, masks are strongly encouraged at Peace for all gatherings.

 

Worship Schedule

Worship is held in-person at all three services (8, 9:20 & 10:30) with the 9:20 service shown on-line on Youtube and Facebook Live.  We have Thursday night worship at 7:00 pm in the worship space. Masks are required for those attending the 10:30 am service.

Passing of the Peace/Holy Communion: Continue to not have handshakes but greet others from a safe distance. Our current practice of Holy Communion will remain the same. Everyone is encouraged to socialize outside, weather permitting, both before and after church.

Not feeling well: If people aren’t feeling well or have other health concerns (or symptoms), please stay home.

Donut Room: We will continue to closely monitor and update our approach to the donut room, with safety precautions around touching food, individually wrapped or sectioned-off items, self-serve coffee, etc. We will    be moving the serving of the donuts and coffee into the large fellowship hall, so that everyone can better practice social distancing. Our Life & Growth committee continues to be on point for the plan and protocols.

Group gatherings: Groups are allowed to meet in our building and participants are asked to social distance,  strongly encouraged to wear masks, and ideally meet outside or in wide seating arrangements.