Status of Re-opening
Two weeks ago I wrote to you about our church life during coronavirus.
I continue to welcome your responses about any part of our church life that has changed including how to restructure our various mission projects.
In the meantime, California regulations are allowing churches to resume regular services. There are many restrictions including no singing, group responses, or socializing. Your Pastor Donald, Office and Facilities Manager Kim, Chair of Trustees David, and I, your Moderator, have discussed this possibility. With Donald’s chaplain responsibilities, which don’t end until mid-September, he would not be able to do both an online and an in-person service. We believe there are a number of people who are not ready to return to any group gatherings, particularly as they reside in one of the highest risk areas. We also do not want to overwhelm Toy with the additional cleaning responsibilities.
Our Preschool Director Janet is continuing to prepare for when she will be able to reopen the Preschool at least with partial numbers. Kim maintains contact with our AA groups and other churches. So far none of them have wanted to return either. We will keep you informed of any further changes and greatly appreciate your continuing financial assistance.
Pat Bell, Moderator