In response to the increase in local, regional, and state COVID cases, the Deacons have decided to require masks for in-person services until further notice for all participants. Masks are not required outside, however, distancing is requested. If ther are any questions, please speak to a deacon.
Church leadership has decided to allow hybrid worship services beginning Sunday, February 7, 2021. State guidelines will be followed. masks, distancing,, tracing, and sanitizing protocols will be followed. For those not comfortable attending in-person gatherings, the usual Zoom live stream will be available. Please call the office for connection details or look in the Friday Steeple Lites.
In response to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 and out of concern for safety, the Deacons voted to cancel in-person services for the time being. Worship services will be Zoomed live and later posted on the church YouTube site. Call the office if you don't receive the emailed invitation and would like to be put on the list. A prerecorded Christmas Eve Service will be posted YouTube at 7 pm on December 24th.
In-Person church services Sundays at 10 a.m. will continue to be offered for those who feel comfortable attending. COVID-19 Restrictions will apply: attendance will be taken for contact tracing, high contact surfaces will be wiped down prior to the service, hand sanitizer will be available at the door and in the restrooms, masks are required, distanced seating is required (families may sit together), and capacity guidelines will be enforced. We will adhere to state recommendations as changes are announced. Our sanctuary has an air purifying system in addition to the previously mentioned restrictions. The space is also sanitized between services.
For those not comfortable with in-person services or who are in a high vulnerability group, the service is also "Zoomed" at the same time. Please call the church office or check the Steeple Lites available in the Friday Daily Devotions for the Zoom Link. The Zoom is usually recorded and uploaded to the church's YouTube channel later in the week.
Penny Pinchers will be closed November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 we are closing for the winter months.
Closed December 20- March 3rd
Stay safe everyone!
Extra cleaning and disinfecting have been approved to take place daily in all our facilities that are in use. All surfaces that are used daily such as door handles, sinks, toilets, table tops, buttons, levers, railings, and such will be wiped down with a sanitizer that can kill the virus.
Staff who are ill or who have family members who are ill are being instructed to stay home for two weeks and seek a medical release before returning to work. PPF has voted to compensate for normal work hours so staff will not face hardship by needing to remain at home.
We are respectfully asking any Penny Pincher Exchange customers, visitors, members, and volunteers to follow the same advice and stay home if you are ill, are living with an ill individual, or are in a high-risk group. Our understanding is that two weeks from the onset of symptoms is the current recommended isolation period.
Church Services have been canceled by the Deacons until further notice. It is felt that large group gatherings with many potentially high-risk persons in attendance is a poor choice. Instead, we will be seeking alternatives for worship and spiritual development that does not entail gathering in large groups.
Study Groups and Social Activities are canceled. Check the church calendar or call the church office with any questions.
The March 19 Friendship Dinner has been cancelled by the Mission and Outreach Committee. Check the church website for updates on future dinners.
Our office will remain open during regular business hours, unless staff coverage is not available. Please conduct as much business as possible over the telephone or via email.
Our Community Center will remain open until further notice for private and community sponsored events/meetings at their discretion. Please check with the specific group to determine if they are meeting.
The Penny Pinchers Exchange will remain open. The PPX Committee has decided to remain operating as other community businesses, observing extra care to sanitize the work environment. The committee will monitor government advisories and reassess their decision to remain open before each business day.
Lastly, Pastor MaryAnn asks that we let you know that the church office and parsonage are two places you can call if you have any needs or concerns. In the meantime, she will be calling and emailing people to touch base.
As changes occur, updates will be posted on this web site page found in the navigation links. The page will be taken down when the government health advisories are discontinued.