This week, we have become aware of several more active, positive cases of Covid within our church. Everyone who was a close contact of those who are infected has been notified. While I don't believe it is starting at church, people are catching the virus other places and then bringing it unknowingly to a service or a Life Group. At the same time, cases are rising quickly across the county, schools are very near deciding to go to online learning, and several families in our church are quarantining because they are infected or because they were near someone at school or work that was infected. Many are choosing to isolate to prepare for travel and time with family for Thanksgiving. With this in mind, we are making the following changes this week:
1. All midweek programs and Life Groups will go virtual-only for this Wednesday, November 18. We are in the process of coordinating with the adult Life Group leaders so they will be in communication with you about your class. Kairos Teens will be live video or pre-recorded, and our elementary director, Sam Melton, will teach ALL the Calvary Kids Life Groups via video. Details will be given to you before 7:00PM tomorrow!
2. There will be only one morning service this Sunday, November 22 and it will be at 11AM. Calvary Kids Church will still meet at that time and nursery/preschool care will be available then as well. If the sanctuary gets full, we will use Room 101 for an overflow. Obviously, the livestream will be at 11 only.
3. The Thanks and Giving Service will be in the sanctuary at 6PM Sunday night. We will have opportunities for people to give a testimony or word of praise and thanks to God. As you leave, we will have pie in to-go containers for each person that wants one.
4. The Angel Tree Christmas outreach kicks off this Sunday. (Christmas gifts for needy children are written on paper angels and hung on a tree for people to choose and purchase.) Chris may pass along more details later but the tree will be available ALL DAY for you to stop buy and choose an angel.
Masks-in-motion are strongly recommended for the two services on Sunday.
By not meeting physically this Wednesday, we are trying to be helpful for those who are going out of town for Thanksgiving and are extra cautious about being around others and create a buffer of exposure.
To those who view this as an under-reaction, I love you! To those who view this as an over-reaction, I love you too! Aren't we blessed that we get to love each other and have a church family to walk through this together?
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." (Isaiah 26:3)
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