After much consideration and discussion, MCC Tampa’s COVID-19 Response Team has determined that the time has come to make a shift in our mask policy.
As of this Sunday, masks are still encouraged whenever you are in the building. However, masks are no longer required, particularly when seated during service. Please note, we will continue to require masks when receiving personal prayers for communion.
Our communion servers come in close contact with many people in rapid succession while serving communion. To protect their health and safety, as well as yours, masks are still required while receiving private prayer during the serving of communion.
No one will be denied communion for not wearing a mask. If you choose not to wear a mask when you come up to receive communion and prayer, the ushers will direct you to the self-serve communion station.
We are asking everyone to be respectful of people’s personal decisions regarding masking. We put a lot of thought into this decision. I know that there are strong feelings on all sides of the mask discussion. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe at church. With this, as with everything we do at MCC Tampa, I am always willing to engage in discussion. If you want to talk to me about this change, please let me know. I am happy to discuss it with you in more detail.
I look forward to seeing you at church! Thank you for all that you do and all that you are in this family of faith.
You are loved,
p.s. Don’t forget, we have Beach Blanket Baptism this Saturday at Ft. De Soto Park! Please sign up so we know how many people to expect.