As we continue to move forward doing the "next right thing" I wanted to share with you how we are handling masks at Bethel for worship on Sunday mornings.
1) If you are FULLY VACCINATED you do not have to wear a mask.
2) If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you are expected to wear a mask. This applies to youth who are not yet vaccinated.
* If you have chosen NOT to receive the vaccine, we expect that you will show respect for those who are unable to be vaccinated yet (i.e. children, those with underlying issues) and wear a mask out of Christian love and generosity toward others, especially the most vulnerable.
3) Children over the age of 2 are expected to wear masks at all times, even in the nursery.
We recognize that this is a "fluid" situation. We also recognize that not everyone will have the same comfort level as others. Therefore, we are offering a weekly OUTDOOR Worship Service on Wednesday at 6:00pm for those who may not yet be comfortable worshiping indoors. This service will not require masks since we are outside, but each person will be encouraged to do what makes them feel most comfortable.
We trust that everyone will be generous with each other, recognizing that while some are ready to "get back to normal", others will not be so inclined, at least not yet. We want everyone to be as comfortable as possible as we make decisions to "open up" at Bethel and this is our way to best allow various options for worship that will hopefully, in total, meet everyone's needs and concerns.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.