I hope all is well with you! I am glad to be able to share some good news with you today.

Dear Congregation,

I hope all is well with you! I am glad to be able to share some good news with you today. At last night’s combined meeting of Church Council and Trustees the decision was made to resume in-person worship in our Garden Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 8th !  That date is rather auspicious since it was eight months ago that we were last together in worship on March 8th at the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic precaution restrictions.

There will, of course, be protocols in place as recommended by the Deacons who were tasked with putting together guidelines that take into account our church’s circumstances. You will be receiving very specific information on those guidelines prior to November 8th so you can be prepared. They include, of course, mandatory wearing of facemasks and social distancing. You may bring your own cushion to sit on a rock pew (did you know there are 106 rocks?!) or you may bring your own lawn chair. Ushers will help carry chairs from your car, if needed. Hand sanitizer will be available.

We are so fortunate to have the Garden Chapel option at CCC. Worship there not only allows us to be in the fresh air, but being in the peace and beauty of nature is a balm for the soul. We will also continue live-streaming our worship services on Facebook, so people may choose whichever worship location in which they’re most comfortable—in-person in the Garden Chapel or at home.

Other changes: Beginning November 8th  Zoom Prime Time  will begin a little earlier, at 9 a.m., and Zoom Fellowship on the first and third Sundays will begin at 12:15 p.m. Christian Education class will remain on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. for children and youth.

I have every confidence that we will demonstrate our love for each other by doing all we can to keep each other safe as we celebrate coming together in person again to worship God on November 8t . In the meantime, please join me virtually this All Saints’ Sunday as we remember those who have gone home to God this past year, thanking God for their lives.

May God bless you!

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Candy

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