In discussion with Council and staff, it has become obvious that our procedures for church and event participation are changing again. The Omicron variant has presented new challenges and I am aware that yet another new variant is just starting to appear. We are all tired of this pandemic, but as a Christian congregation, we also have an obligation to present a place that responsibly follows the guidelines that prevent viral infections.
Obviously, the best protection is to take the COVID vaccine(s) and booster shot. The initial COVID vaccine is available to all people 5 years old and older. Beyond that, during the next few weeks (to be re-evaluated as needed), I am strongly suggesting that you mask when you are anywhere on the church campus. We will mark pews again so that you can social distance when you attend worship. It is also my recommendation that if you are in the position of leading or teaching classes or activities to offer a zoom option for classes and activities, whenever possible.
These precautions will affect children and youth activities and classes, adult classes, special interest groups, Food Pantry, choirs, band, staff and Council meetings, etc.
I realize that for each person, whether to come or not come to church is a choice. I believe we have safely offered the possibility of community together over the 2 years of COVID, and there have been few infections. It is your personal choice, but as Christians, part of our responsibility is also to protect others. With these minimal changes, we can worship and be in community safely.
"Bring Back Advent" Top Priorities June 2021-May 2022
2. Youth Ministry Energized & Involved
3. Small Groups
4. Retire the Debt
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Advent Lutheran Church is in the Northern Texas-
Northern Louisiana Synod of the ELCA.