Dear People of St. Paul’s,
After waiting patiently for more than a year, the time has finally come when we can anticipate regathering at St. Paul’s, and that’s exciting news! But what exactly will regathering look like in a pandemic era?
We can tell you this: Regathering will be gradual. Methodical. It will take place over the course of three phases as we carefully abide by Diocesan guidelines while keeping your health and best interests at heart. Currently, regathering looks something like this:
Phase 1: June – August
Beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021:
- 8:30 am in-person Eucharist in the church
- 9:30-ish am in-person coffee hour to follow on the patio
For both of the above, masks and social distancing will be required. We will have more information closer to the actual date and will keep you posted.
- 11:00 am online services will continue to stream from the chapel on our website, Facebook, and YouTube.
Phase 2: September – December
Plans are to be determined as the Regathering Committee incorporates the latest guidelines from the Diocese and state and federal authorities. As COVID numbers resolve, we will move more fully toward our steady-state, with an eye toward safety and striking a balance with virtual services. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback and weigh in on the possibilities as we begin preparing.
Phase 3: January and Onward
Again, plans are being determined and will be informed by the latest guidelines from the Diocese, as well as county and state authorities, for our new steady-state. We will have more updates to share as the time draws nearer.
Moving Forward: Feedback
We realize that it will be impossible to create a perfect solution for everyone and ask for your patience, prayers, and support as we explore different options and suggestions that will best serve our diverse community. We will try this new schedule, worship for six weeks, and then you will be invited to fill out a survey form to submit feedback. Towards the end of Phase 1, we will also have a church meeting to discuss our findings from your feedback and decide what Phase 2 will encompass.
Whether you worship in person or continue enjoying our online services, we look forward to welcoming everyone!
Blessings, Rev. Krista Fregoso