Our Return to in-person Worship Celebrations Updated 06/16/20212 On May 6th 2021, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky released the new protocol for reopening entitled Stepping Forward Safely in Love and Trust. Shortly thereafter, The Brownsville UMC church leadership team voted to adopt the provisions outlined in Option 2 which you can see by clicking here. Our services start at 10am PT and are live-streamed for those who are not yet ready or not able to return to in-person gatherings.
Masks Masks are optional inside the church and KN-95 masks are available in the narthex as needed. However, at this time masks are required during times of congregational singing.
Congregational Singing Under our current guidelines, we are singing together as a congregation. We ask that participants mask up while we sing to reduce the risk associated with singing. KN-95 masks are available in the narthex as needed.
Social Distancing Worshippers are encouraged to maintain 6ft social distancing as best as possible. To help facilitate this, every other pew will be marked as closed. We ask that only one family sit in an open pew at one time.
Sanitizing We are working to continue a regular practice of weekly cleaning to ensure that high touch surfaces are sanitary. Bathrooms will be open and we ask that you wipe down the bathroom after use.
Coffee Hour We gather downstairs after worship for our in-person Coffee Hour beginning at 11am. All are welcome.
Live Streaming Finally, we are pleased to announce that our recent technology upgrades are complete, tested, and running as they should. This means that from this point forward we will continue to live stream our worship celebrations for those who are not ready or unable to come to worship in-person. Please take advantage of this worship option if you are not feeling well, sick, away from home, or have physical limitations that prevent you from coming to the church building. You are still with us!
Join us in praying for the Holy Spirit to bless and guide our efforts as we do the best we can to declare and demonstrate God's boundless love for all through our COVID response policies and practice.
Special thanks to Jim Hazel, Sue Tollefson, Victoria Poage, Kim Heidebrink, Tammy Fitting, Jane Reynolds, and Jan McLemore for their service to the church in creating our initial response plan and paving the way for our return to in-person worship.
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