CHURCH IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
These are challenging times for everyone, in so many ways. They are challenging for the church, as well!
But we as a congregation are committed to continued faithfulness to Jesus Christ, to worshiping God, and to care for one another and our neighbors. There is so much we don't know about what the future will bring - or even what the next steps will be - but we are trusting God's Spirit to lead us.
Of primary concern to us is the safety of the members and friends of our faith community.
Westminster's Session has determined that we will continue to hold worship until sometime after Easter 2021. We are being guided by the recommendations of our Presbytery of Lake Michigan and by state guidelines. We have been attending closely to advice from health experts and are aware that worship gatherings are high-risk situations for transmission of COVID-19. We want everyone to be safe and help stop the spread of this virus... and we still want to remain connected and worship together, so... we will continue to livestream worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 via our Facebook page. We hope you'll join us. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.
Our office hours are limited during this time to Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 4 pm. In-person activities are limited, as well. Most meetings and Adult Education are virtual. Small groups of fewer than ten people may meet at church. Our pastors are available most everyday by phone or a safely distanced visit can be arranged.
Should you need to come to the church building for any reason, please use either the main doors or the portico doors, and stop at the sign-in station by the main doors. Everyone who comes into the building is expected to sign in, sanitize hands, practice social distancing, and wear a mask in the presence of others. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are at both doors and in restrooms. We also have masks available in the office, if you forget yours.
Please do not come into the church if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, or if you have been exposed.
We do urge everyone to take good care of yourselves and take sensible precautions, especially washing your hands well and often and wearing a mask in public indoor spaces and wherever physical distancing isn't possible.
If you are at home and need anything, please contact the church, your pastors, or one of your deacons. We will do our best to assist. AND... please remember that although we may need to limit people contact for a time, we are not alone, but united in prayer, love, and faith.
Join us for worship live-streamed on Sundays. Participate in fellowship or learning via Zoom. Stay in touch by phone and social media. Share things that inspire or challenge you. Watch for emails with church news and prayer lists. Read a sermon from this website. Continue to support the mission of the church through your giving. Pray for the needs of the church family and the world. Trust in God's grace. Remain hopeful!