Pastor’s Letter: PPC Worship Reopening April 18!
Dear Perinton Church Family,
I’m so happy to share with you that, in collaboration with our COVID Response Team and Worship Committee, the PPC Session has voted to resume in person worship in the sanctuary starting April 18, with our 11 am service. It will be such a joy to be together again in worship!
We’ll begin with space for up to 50 worshippers plus our Tech Team and Worship Team, and hope to steadily increase that number as vaccinations in our community rise, and we move toward herd immunity. We will also continue to live stream the service and are actively working to expand our presence online and add a YouTube video option as well as our current Facebook page.
We are asking people to preregister for in person worship and we will be following all COVID safety guidelines, including masking, social distancing, and keeping a record of attendees. Register to attend at: https://inpersonapril18.eventbrite.com
Over the coming months, session will continue to carefully consider our service offerings and service times in order to have the greatest impact in our congregation and beyond.
I look forward to celebrating this joyous Easter season with you!
PPC Session and COVID Response Team Update March 3, 2021
Due to the recent improvement in COVID illness in Monroe County and upon the recommendation of the COVID Response Team, Session took the following actions at their March 2, 2021 meeting:
- Increased maximum capacity for funeral services from 40 to 75 attendees. All social distancing and COVID safety protocols remain in effect.
- The church building will reopen effective March 3, 2021, to church groups, church meetings, and outside programs, such as AA and Boy Scouts. All activities will meet in Fellowship Hall (50 people limit) and follow all church COVID safety guidelines.
- Due to ongoing individual concerns about COVID safety and the inherent difficulty hearing in person when wearing masks, we continue to encourage Session, Deacons, and church committees to meet via Zoom.
If all goes well, we’re looking to resume limited in-person worship in the church sanctuary beginning mid-April. Session and the COVID Team continues to closely monitor the COVID situation and will provide you with regular updates.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Session members or any of the COVID Response Team with questions.
Session and the COVID Response Team
COVID Response Team: Kerry Katlic-Convener, Rev. Laura Fry, Tom Force, Peter Judd,
Dale Olson, Chris Routier, Melanie Schraver, Linda Spas