Buckhall Church Family & Community:
It has been a long and arduous 17 months for everyone. First let us say thank you. Thank you for everyone in our church and community who have worked so hard to keep our community safe. We have been fortunate enough to have been back to limited in-person worship since September, and we have been greatly blessed by that time together.
But the time is coming for the limitations to start being rolled back. In accordance with the directive of our Bishop, we are transitioning to a new phase, that we are calling our Post-Covid Re-Entry. We have implemented a plan for a return to full in-person worship, but please be patient.
While we know that many are ready for the restrictions to be totally thrown out the window, we're not out of this pandemic just yet. There are still many folks, including the immune-comprimised and children under 12 who are not yet able to be vaccinated and remain at-risk. We also know that some people are simply not ready to throw out the precautions that have been a part of our daily routines for more than a year.
Please see below for what our current plans are effective as of August 15th. We intend to continue to re-evaluate our plans and measures as the summer continues, so stay tuned to our weekly email and this page for updates:
1) Both of our Worship Services: Our 9:00 & 10:30am services will continue and we continue to strongly encourage the use of masks by everyone, regardless of vaccination status. However, for the time being, we will still require masks during our time of congregational singing and for when you come forward to receive communion. Speakers on the chancel and soloists/worship leaders will not be required to wear masks when speaking and leading worship, however the choir will be masked for the time being.
We do ask those attending worship to sign-in when you arrive, for contact tracing purposes.
2) Day Of Self Assessment: Please continue to self-assess your own health before your come to church, and please stay home if you are feeling ill.
3) Fellowship Time: Between our 9:00 and 10:30 services, we invite you to join us for a time of fellowship and food/drink as we gather together. We encourage you to bring your own mug, but we will have single-use cups available for those that need it. We will also encourage folks to gather outdoors in the breezeway between buildings as much as possible.
4) Other Gatherings/Meetings: All other in-person activities at the church, such as Bible studies, small groups, committee meetings, and other gatherings, will follow the same guidelines as our worship services.