Family and Friends,
We are happy to share with you that we have a tentative date for us to gather, in person, to worship our Father. If things proceed as projected, we will meet in person, May 17th.
This is truly exciting and an answer to prayer. Why? Because we are seeing the light at the end of this dark tunnel. We get to do, what the writer of Hebrews wrote “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
The Elders and Staff met Monday afternoon to discuss a safe process to reopen our church. Our responsibility as shepherds is to protect our flock. COVID-19 is most likely going to be with us much like the flu and cold is with us. It will become part of our new norm. With that reality, and our responsibility to you, as shepherds we will do this in 3 phases.
By doing this process in phases, we can minimize the spread and protect those who are most vulnerable. May 17th will be our Phase 1, the reopening. Below, we will share with you exactly what phase 1 looks like for Cedar Rapids Christian Church.
Safety + Sanitation Procedures
New Volunteer Roles
As we move into each phase, some of these guidelines will remain while others will be loosened up. We need to learn how to live with COVID-19. It is our desire is to ease your fear and anxiety about returning to church. We want you to be reassured that we are taking safety precautions for all of you. If you still do not feel comfortable joining us May 17th, that is perfectly fine, that is why we will continue to Live Stream. When you are ready, we will look forward to seeing you.
As we begin to move into phase 2 and then into phase 3 you will be informed of when that will take place and what that will look like. Thank you church for your prayers, support and understanding during this time we are in. We can’t wait to gather with you on May 17th at 9:00am or 10:30am.
God Bless Church!
Elders & Staff
Cedar Rapids Christian Church