What We ARE Doing!
It’s easy to get stuck on all the things we can’t or shouldn’t do in this time, but our resilience and creativity as resurrection people has fueled tremendous innovation that has allowed ministry to continue and grow across our presbytery. While in-person worship is still out of reach for most of us, what are other ways you can gather safely for the human connection we all crave?
Phase 3 may be the time to start a small (10 or less) group ministry that can meet, well-spaced, in your church or homes. Small prayer groups, Bible studies, and support ministries harken back to the energy of the early church and may provide much needed social/emotional connection and a lasting boost for the life of your church. Maybe your congregation would enjoy the recent emergence of parking lot worship, from your cars. Hearing each other’s voices, waving to each other from your car windows, and greeting the pastor across the parking lot may be just what you need to endure the next phase of waiting.
When you run into a "want" that’s followed by a “can’t” - think of that as a nudge to try something else. In whatever ways you experiment, please plan ahead under the advisement of public health experts, and look out for your neighbor by staying more than 6 feet apart and wearing a mask.