May 28, 2021
Our St. John’s COVID-19 Task Force met this past week to make some adjustments to our regathering plan. As more parishioners experience life on the other side of the COVID vaccine, we are ready to cautiously advance. While we are not yet moving completely to Level 5, as stated in our Parish Regathering Plan, the following series of changes will allow us to meet with greater normalcy.
CAMPUS: You will soon begin to see some relaxation of masking requirements in small group gatherings, but we will all continue to mask during worship and in larger gatherings, such as forums in Killeen Hall. The Lively Café returns to full-capacity during lunch hours.
EDUCATION: Our Coffee Talk forums will now begin at 11:15 AM and will remain in a hybrid format. Aside from the time adjustment, nothing will change for those joining us virtually, but it will allow those attending in person time to find a comfortable seat in our new space. All other education will remain online through the summer.
WORSHIP: Services return to full capacity and we will be adjusting seating in the church to allow for self-regulated distancing. Masks are still required at this time in the sanctuary. Hymnals and prayer books will soon return to the pews. You will also see an expanded choir, and congregational singing is now permitted while masked.
These adjustments will be implemented gradually over the next few weeks.