November 29, 2020 -
Dear Members and Friends of Christ Covenant Church,
After much thought, prayer, and conversation, our Staff and Church Leadership Team has decided that we will need to move to Virtual Worship Services for two weeks (Sunday, November 29th & Sunday December 6th). We will revisit the situation on December 8th to make decisions about December 13th & 20th.
As you probably know, we have been worshipping in our beautiful Sanctuary for the past 5 Sundays - socially distanced, no singing, no touching, no hugging, everyone masked. As we have watched the cases rise in our country, and as we have seen the schools in our county go virtual for two weeks, we have had MANY, conversations. We had our LT meeting on the 18th and SHW on the 19th. At LT, at least 90 minutes was on this and the entire SHW meeting revolved around this issue.
Several weeks ago, the staff, recommended to LT that we DO NOT have in-person worship on Christmas Eve or on December 27. Too many uncontrolled variables! Plus, nobody would be able to sing carols, light candles during “Silent Night”, have all the Bells play, the Choir sing, etc....all the while being limited in seating.
In all of this we have tried to be responsible and to act on and with the best info we've had. We have striven to be caring, cautious and loving. We ask for your prayers! This was NOT an easy decision to make.
You are once again, encouraged to either mail your weekly offering or give online through the link on our website - http://www.christ-covenant.org/donate We thank you for your generosity!