UPDATE FROM THE COVID 19 RESPONSE TEAM
Our COVID-19 response team includes Ed Smith (Chair), Lisa Friedman, Dave Nickerson, Gerry Conti, Mark McClure, and Pastor Bri.
As always, questions or comments can be sent to any of us.
As we continue to plan for a safe reopening of our church, we see that the number of cases has gone up just a small bit, perhaps due to the beginning of elementary, secondary, and university school openings. We continue, however, to be at a low level compared to the rest of southwest Michigan.
We hope that you are enjoying the weekly services held in our sanctuary now. We are currently pre-recording the service thanks to the excellent help of Bill Culbertson, and we are looking to move toward live streaming in the next month or so if we can meet all the technological challenges and the COVID rate stays low.
We continue to invite a limited number of congregational members to be present at the Wednesday evening prerecording session. People who want to attend this service sit in designated spaces in the balcony and rotunda. Ushers are available to assist with this. If this is something you’d like to do, please contact Mark McClure to discuss this and he can give you more information and let you know if there is space available. Mark can be contacted at 734-476-2681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of us who want to attend Sunday worship virtually, the service can be accessed at:
-on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/firstypsilanti/posts/?ref=page_internal.
You can also call 734-275-2069 to hear the newest service at any time.
We continue to have small groups successfully meeting at the church. And we remain available for other groups, whether a formal committee or team, or just a group of friends. Please call the administrative assistant (Kim) to reserve a time and the room. She will also send you information on how to do this safely.
Slowly but surely our building is opening up – and it feels good! We’ll continue to move safely but intentionally toward re-opening. And we are comforted knowing that our ministries have continued even in its closure!
Please stay safe, wear a mask, stay six feet away from others, and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Also, please get a flu shot! And we’ll see each other soon, we hope!