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February 9, 2021

Hello church family,

It was on March 13, 2020 that I penned my first eblast to you concerning changes to our church campus in the "upcoming weeks" to stop the spread of Covid-19. None of us had a clue at that time that weeks would turn into months and now, almost a year into this pandemic, some of us are still waiting to return. Yet, even in that waiting, God has grown us, used us, and kept us thriving! For that, I am truly grateful.
 
Many of you are asking in light of some of the decisions made in our nation in recent days, if we will be returning to the Sanctuary for worship any time soon? And the answer is "Soon...but not immediately."  We are still waiting on numbers to decrease a bit more in our area and more of you to get fully vaccinated, as soon as these things happen, we plan on returning. We are hoping this will take place shortly after Easter, but will know more specifics in the coming weeks. Please note, in-person gatherings have already been planned for both Palm Sunday and Easter outdoors (more information to follow). 

In the next week,  you will be receiving a survey via email from our Worship Committee regarding a return to worship. When you receive it, please take a few minutes to fill it out, as that will help us (and you) plan better.
 
And for those of you that are enjoying worshiping at home on Sunday morning, rest assured, the Session has committed to keeping our worship services online indefinitely. This is in addition to providing hybrid small groups and bible studies for all adults into the future. So if you are not ready to return physically (now or ever) you will have a place here at PLCPC online. 
 
In the meantime, a few more groups have been given the green light to return to campus, including members of our Senior Adult Ministry who will be resuming outdoor small group gatherings in mid-March. I am so grateful for the vaccine that is allowing this particularly isolated group to be together again in a socially-distanced manner.   
 
In the meantime, keep staying safe as we remain together--online, in-person, and in God's Spirit, 

Pastor Karla
 

December 7, 2020

Effective today (December 7, 2020), we begin a stay-at-home order in our county to curb the further spread of Covid-19 in our community that will last at a minimum of three weeks. We are all being asked to make changes in this time, particularly in our private lives, to care for one another and specifically the most vulnerable among us. In this task, we have the opportunity to live out our vision of Loving Everyone to LIFE with Everything we Have.

Even though our in-person worship gatherings (including production), after school, family and childcare programs are allowed to remain as they are, we are imposing strict standards regarding travel and exposure to all those who come on campus, even stricter than the state. As a result, we kindly request that you or your child do not return to our campus for 14 days if you have had a known or presumed exposure to someone with Covid-19, have traveled out-of-state, have traveled within the state by airplane, bus, or train, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness related to cold, flu or Covid-19. As always, we continue to require masks, temperature checks, and social distancing for all of our ministries and will remain outdoors whenever possible. If someone in a ministry you or your child are participating in is known to be Covid-19 positive, you will be alerted immediately. Thank you for your cooperation and continued prayers for a safe and healthy Advent season.  

Blessings,

Pastor Karla

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