Good afternoon Church!
Thank you for participating in our survey to help us gauge how many might be at in-person worship when we return on June 28. We have received 184 responses so far, representing approximately 400 people. Everyone likes to know the results of a survey they take, so here goes:
- Just under half plan to return to in person worship on June 28. The majority will wait at least a few more weeks.
- Those planning to attend are spread almost evenly between the 9:30 contemporary service and the 11:15 traditional service.
- 92% have sufficient masks for their household.
-Just for fun, the average household consists of 2.16 people.
Speaking of worship, know that the plan to suspend the early service (aka 8:30) is only temporary. We hope to add an early service sooner rather than later. The quickest way to add an early service will be to attend one of those offered currently.
Beyond the guidance from the Conference and the medical community regarding social distancing, wearing masks, and other safety measures already received, additional guidance was released late last week regarding congregational singing. At this time, we are advised by the Conference to not have congregational singing. I know this is not optimal and will not necessarily “feel” like worship as we have known it, however, we are planning to offer some other creative ways for us to connect with God during worship. Also on June 28, Overflow will, of course, be offering music at the 9:30 service and the Bauman Family will be sharing at 11:15.
Finally, cables and cameras were installed in the MAC today. We hope to test them live on Youtube next Wednesday, June 24th. We don’t have a set time yet, but if you check Youtube between 6:30 and 8 pm you may see some familiar faces. This isn’t a worship service, but rather an equipment check and rehearsal of sorts. I may even tell a few jokes.