In light of the growing public-health concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share what we are doing to prioritize the health and wellness of those who worship with us.
We are monitoring this evolving situation and following the directives issued by the Governor, Bishop Fisher, as well as our local officials. Our rector and vestry are making additional local decisions to keep all of our parishioners and guests as safe and as connected as possible during this time.
These are the precautions we are taking:
- Sunday morning worship services will be held remotely, via live-stream, at 10am from our Facebook page. There will be no in person worship services held in the church through April 5, 2020 inclusive.
- Church school has been canceled through April 5. We will then re-evaluate the situation and revise our plans based on the current recommendations of our state, local, and diocesan officials.
- Manna meals will continue as scheduled. All meals will be packaged for take out and distributed from the Parish Hall’s Elm St. entrance.
- All community group and recovery group meetings normally held in the church or Parish Hall are canceled through April 5. Please call the church office to see if any have been rescheduled at another location.
- Godly Play for Adults, which was scheduled on Tuesday mornings, has been canceled until further notice.
- All Wednesday programs normally scheduled for March 18th, March 25th, and April 1 have been canceled.
- The Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Fundraiser has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
- Cabell Roome’s Memorial service which was scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
It is not a time for panic, but we hope that through these measures and continued prayer, we can minimize the spread and impact of this virus.
For your own safety:
- Remember to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. This is about the time it takes to say the Our Father, or use the Doxology Handwashing Timer (courtesy of the Diocese of Newark).
- Maintain social distances (6 ft.) from others as best as you can.
- Avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people.
- Stay informed of this rapidly changing situation. Follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, as well as state and local officials.
We all share a responsibility for one another’s well-being. We are all responsible to stop the spread of the coronavirus.