May 23, 2020

To our Church Family,

You may have heard the news that the Governor announced the reopening of Vermont churches. Accordingly, you may be wondering about our plan and about this Sunday.

Please know that we will NOT be reopening this Sunday. We will certainly give ample lead time and announcements before our first in person meetings.

I will be addressing our reopening plans more in tomorrow’s service but wanted to get word out immediately and answer some of the questions that you might be asking.

We are anxious for all of us to worship together in person again. However, we realize that things are much different now and whatever we do needs to be done thoughtfully and in step with all of the new mandates.

Though at first glance, reopening might seem simple, in this new environment it’s quite complex. The state’s stipulations are significant including the mandate that we are only able to meet at 25% of our capacity and maintaining strict social distancing throughout.

Please know that we have been developing reopening plans and have been awaiting the specifics to be announced by the Governor.

Now that the Governor has set forth a statewide direction, our leadership team will immediately be meeting to discuss the Governors guidelines and plan our options accordingly. Next week, I hope to send out an update, outlining our plan and to begin building some excitement for our safe reopening.

Thanks for making our church such a great church to be a part of! I love serving alongside of each of you, and am excited for the day when we can all worship together!

See you this Sunday by live stream, and I will be in touch with more details as soon as I can.

Excited for our future,
Pastor Scott