Over the course of the past year and three months, the leadership of Faith United has worked diligently to foster an environment that honors the importance of tending to the safety of our
community while remaining faithful to our call to active discipleship. While this road has brought challenges, we have been able to walk it together thanks only to the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Faith United’s leadership would like to thank our entire congregation for their patience and care for one another throughout the past year. As we continue to move into a new normal together, we know that we all move at different paces and that all of us have different levels of comfort. As we continue to forge a way forward that respects these differences, we are so proud of this congregation for putting the needs of others before their own this year.
Wearing masks, distancing, and even worshipping from home has been a way for us to share our love of God and neighbor, and it has not been easy, but we have done it together. Thank you for showing Christ’s love to one another through mutual patience and care.
Updated Mask Recommendation From CDC
In response to the CDC’s guidance for our county and to rising levels of COVID-19, at this time we are highly recommending but not requiring masks while we are gathered to-gether indoors for Worship.
We will also be limiting singing, as we know that this carries greater risk.
Masks will continue to be available in the back of the Sanctuary for those who would like them.
Faith United’s Church Council continues to pay close attention to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area.
Live online worship will permanently remain an option moving forward. Our services will continue to be live streamed from the sanctuary, and the video remains available on our site to watch later as well. These are available on YouTube. Please share!
We will continue to host a drive-thru communion station in the parking lot of Faith United from 10:15-10:45 AM each 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for those who worship online and wish to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
As before, if you are not feeling well, have a cough, fever, or sore throat or have had one in the past 14 days, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please worship from home. We are still one body of Christ, even when we aren’t physically gathered.
The offering will be collected in a plate next to the bulletins on your way in and out of the Sanctuary, in lieu of passing the plate.
We will continue to distribute Holy Communion weekly during worship in the following manner: one household at a time, wafers distributed with tongs in a contact-free manner, with port wine distributed in single-use pre-filled cups that congregants will pick up and dispose of themselves.
The nursery continues to remain closed at this time, but activity bags are available for those children who would like to have something to occupy them during worship. Worship is for all ages, and the multitude of voices and noises that we hear from one another during worship is a sign of God’s presence in our midst.
Our church office is operating with irregular hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Thank you again for your patience with one another, and for your prayer for Faith United’s leadership. It is an honor to be the body of Christ alongside you.
In God’s peace,
The Rev. Marissa Becklin