Updated Covid-19 Guidelines
Greetings Church Family,
As many of you know we provided an important update during our Sunday morning service pertaining to our Covid protocols. If you missed it then please feel free to watch the recap of those updates in the video below. I wanted to follow up with a recap of those changes to ensure everyone understands what to expect moving forward.
Beginning Sunday, May 30th we will no longer require registration, masks or social distancing guidelines for our worship services and events on campus. The state of Texas allowed the mask mandate to pass in March. On Thursday, May 13th, the CDC provided updated guidelines that vaccinated individuals would no longer need to wear masks or socially distance. The CDC continues to encourage those who are not vaccinated to maintain these measures. As we considered these updates from both the state authorities as well as the CDC we felt it was unnecessary to continue with our current requirements and to transition into a new position where such safeguards are optional. While it is clear that the CDC guidelines encourage those who are not vaccinated to maintain the practices of wearing masks and social distancing, we do not feel it is appropriate for people to prove vaccination status when attending church. We recognize that such a decision is a matter of personal choice and people have the freedom to choose to follow the precautions they feel will best protect themselves and others. These updated guidelines will apply to all age groups of our church (preschool to senior adult).
Lastly, we want to continue to express our appreciation for your support in such a difficult year. It is not easy to know the best way to manage the challenges of a pandemic but your understanding and support has been a true blessing in the midst of it all. We also want to encourage one another to remember that while many of us will have different views on these protocols to continue embody the spirit of Philippians 2:3-4. “3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
As always, we welcome any questions or feedback you may have related to these changes. Thanks again for your support.
IN HIS GRACE,
Jerimiah Smith, Pastor