I love the color purple. What I do not love is the fact that in this season, purple is indicative of the ways that the pandemic is still very real and present. Because of Franklin County’s move back to Purple, we will be halting our outdoor, in person worship services each week at 8:30 a.m. This was the standard that we had set earlier in 2020, and we hope to be consistent in our decisions. As another administrative council meeting approaches, we will continue the discussions about our plans for reopening for indoor, in person worship with increased safety protocols.

Right now, we still have May 23rd as the target date for worship indoors, but we also know that plans may need to change. Be sure that you are reading the weekly Lantern and checking in on the website frequently. We miss having you in person, and we truly dream of the day that we can be together, physically, in worship. Until then however, we will do whatever we can to keep ourselves, each other, and the community safe.

We are excited that this Sunday, April 18th, Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will be our guest preacher as we spend time in the Book of Acts after Easter. Please tune into our live-stream on Facebook, Youtube, or our website each week at 10 a.m. Invite a friend to join you on the live-stream.

We are encouraged by how many people have graciously shared that they have received the vaccine and count themselves among the “fully-vaccinated.” We encourage you, in consultation with your medical provider(s), to receive the vaccine. Please call the church office if you need help locating an appointment. If we can support you and your family in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out