At long last, the time has come to be back together in the sanctuary beginning July 18!
Our 71st week of worship following the arrival of the global pandemic in Rochester will be a special week of worship indeed. The Associate Pastor Search Committee has already announced that their recommendation for that position, Benjamin W. Smith (more on that here), will be here to preach in view of a call that week. Now the Covid Task Force and Worship Committees have informed us that we are ready to move back into our beautiful and beloved sanctuary the same week! Here are just a few things worshipers need to know:
While transmission rates are quite low, there is still cause for some caution. If rates of transmission rise in our area again some precautions may need to be reinstated.
Services will continue to be available via Zoom by logging in as usual here.
While in the sanctuary, we will continue to maintain social distance, and the room will be ventilated to the maximum degree feasible.
Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated worshipers. Those who haven’t yet been vaccinated AND those who will be in close proximity to our young worshipers (children under 12) are asked to please continue to wear a face covering.
For the time, no health screening form or temperature check at arrival will be necessary for any worshipers.