I hope that you are having a blessed Easter season! On Sunday we celebrated the resurrected Christ during our second Covid Easter. We have learned a lot and have come a long way since Easter of last year. In 2020, we approached Easter with so much uncertainty as we were just starting to face the reality of our situation. This year, we celebrated the resurrection with a renewed sense of hope.
In our service on Easter morning, I was delighted to make the announcement that we have begun the initial process toward reopening our building for in-person worship and events. If all goes according to plan, we will begin having live worship in the sanctuary again, starting at the end of May.
As excited as we all are to come back together in person, there is a lot of work that needs to be done before we are ready. Reopening our worship space to the community will be a complicated process. It will happen in stages and not all at once. I tell you this to help prepare you and manage all of our expectations, even in the midst of our excitement.
I hope that you will join us for our online Congregational Forum on April 18, at noon, during which you will be given detailed information about our plans and answer your questions. You can register to attend the forum by clicking the image at the top of this email.
I am asking for your prayers and your patience, as we work through the details of the phased reopening of our building.
Lastly, even as we work to safely reopen our space, our online programming continues! I know that our church family is hungry for information and resources on racial justice. I hope that you will join us for a book study on The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone, starting on April 14. This text dives into themes of racial justice and religion, it is an eye-opening and informative text. When you click the image below, you will get all the information you need for ordering the book and getting prepared for the class.
Thank you for all that you do for our church family!
You are loved