Yesterday after church, Session met and had a lively discussion about what to do in light of the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation. After thoughtful deliberation, Session decided unanimously to suspend all Church-related activities and meetings until Sunday, April 5 (Palm Sunday). Session will reevaluate the situation in late March or early April and decide at that time whether to continue the suspension.
In making this difficult decision, Session followed the recommendations of the Winnebago Presbytery, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other authoritative sources, as well as its own collective sense of what is best for our congregation at this time.
We have also asked the Pantry Board to meet and makes its own decision regarding whether to cancel the next scheduled distribution day, currently set for March 24.
In taking this action, Session is mindful that this leaves a spiritual vacuum in our lives. To help fill that void, we have taken the following steps: