Reopening Task Force Upate
Our Reopening Task Force continues to meet and discuss all concerns, interests, ideas, and barriers to resuming in-person worship services at Peace. We hear you all and understand both the deep spiritual need for some in-person connection, as well as the continued vigilance regarding personal and public health.
- Worship: Our plan for reopening worship takes into consideration state and health dept. guidelines and includes worship in the multipurpose room, keeping track of participants, wearing face masks, social distancing, hygiene and sanitation, limited numbers and singing, and no separate children’s worship, with encouragement for Covid-vulnerable folks and people at high risk of exposing others not to participate in person. We will continue livestream worship online indefinitely. When Pierce County reaches Phase 3, the task force will meet to prayerfully determine our reopening date for in-person worship. Even after we return to in-person worship, we will be ready to revert back to fully online worship if necessary.
- Small Groups: As we address concerns for in-person connection and health precautions, we are inviting folks to consider meeting in small groups of up to 5 people that follow Covid-19 guidelines. Small groups can also organize virtually at maximum capacity at the leader’s discretion, as long as all group activity remains virtual. These small groups will provide a communal opportunity for faith formation and fellowship while in-person worship continues to be an unavailable option. So far, two small groups are forming: 1) a small group of three family units (5 total people meeting in a person’s backyard—this group is at full capacity), 2) a walking/hiking small group (open for more participants—contact Joseph Anderson). If you are interested in participating in or leading another small group, please contact Pastor Jae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reopening Task Force: Joseph Anderson, Ben Flesher, Brendan
Nelson, Pastor Jae, Pastor John, Kit Thompson, Antonio Yune