St. Paul’s Re-Entry Updates
May 21, 2021 Re-Entry Update
Our Re-Entry Team and Church Council have met and with the updated CDC guidance:
We will begin inside worship on June 6! Masks will be required in worship and other common areas due to the intergenerational nature of our space. Children under 12 still can’t be vaccinated. To best protect them, we will ask everyone to mask in those inside spaces (worship, lobby, hallways, bathrooms). We will not require registration because we do not predict based on the very best of previous years’ summer attendance of rising about 40% room capacity. An exciting change will be masks and distancing optional outside for vaccinated adults. Yes, that means handshakes and hugs are permitted outside if you’d like!
Adult-only small groups, team meetings, and gatherings (both inside and outside) can be masks optional for vaccinated adults effective immediately. It is very important to us to trust the science that has been shared and to follow it, so this is an exciting step! We know that almost more than anything else you all miss being together. Celebrate Pentecost and get your group together!
Youth: We anticipate that youth Sunday School, small groups, and fellowship events will continue to meet outside (weather permitting) with masks.
Kids Connection and Kids456 will also meet outside (weather permitting) wearing masks. Kids Connection will begin in worship at both 9:30 and 11:00, as we did previously, and then leave after the opening song and prayer.
This Weekend: It actually looks like it might stop raining long enough for us to enjoy worship together outside! Whether you join us for 8:15 inside or 9:30 or 11:00 outside, we invite you to wear red. It’s a fun Pentecost tradition to give a nod to the flaming tongues of the Acts 2 story. It’s also fun to be able to do things together—even as simple as wearing red together—in community. For the next two weeks, we will continue our pandemic precautions for inside and outside worship: masks, distanced. For outside worship, masks are optional during the sermon.