If you are ill, or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please remain home and let us know so we can pray for you.
Masks will be optional in the sanctuary during the service.
Social distancing will be at each individuals’ discretion.
Windows will be cracked to provide some ventilation.
All who want to wear masks and/or social distance are completely welcome to do so. Those in worship and church activities should respect the wishes of others - to mask or not to mask; to distance or not to distance.
In implementing these protocols please take responsibility for your interactions and communication with others. We would like to engender a community in which we are open to each other and with each other. As part of respecting each other, please ask permission before interacting with others, so that their concerns and wishes can be understood and respected.
This promotes a community of consent. This will look like:
If someone is socially distanced - ASK before approaching them if it is OK to do that.
If you would like to give someone a hug - ASK before reaching out to them, and respect the other person’s choice.
If someone is masked and you are not - ASK before approaching them or engaging them in conversation. It is as simple as asking, “Are you OK if we stay distanced and talk here, or would you prefer to go outside?”
If you are masked and someone sits “too close” in a pew next to you (or in front of you or behind you) - Please move to a place you are comfortable.
If you are masked & feel uncomfortable during the times of singing - please move to a place where you are comfortable (Downstairs? Outside?).
We recognize that we all have different experiences, thoughts and ideas about the pandemic and we each have our unique health issues and different levels of comfort with risks.
Please EXTEND GRACE to others (if they get up and move, if they ask you to mask, if they request that you social distance) as we respect one another’s comfort level. We don’t know each other’s “backstory” but we do want to grow together as Christ’s community here at CBC now and in the future.
Also please let us know if you have other ideas for how we can promote unity, growth and health in our congregation.
-THE DEACONS AND THE PASTOR