Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As Butler County has moved to the Green Phase in its Covid-19 response, your Session has been discussing how to safely and faithfully resume worship within the sanctuary. Cain once asked God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” As followers of Christ, we know that our response is a resounding, “Yes!” It is in this spirit of caring for one another and listening to the needs of our parishioners that your Session has decided to carefully and slowly proceed forward with reopening.
Starting July 5th, we will begin with a single weekly Sunday worship service in the sanctuary at 10am. For those who wish to participate from home, an online viewing option will be made available. We are still working out the technical details and will provide more information shortly. Staying home is an appropriate and respected decision. For those who wish to worship in the sanctuary, there are certain requirements that must be adhered.
– Masks are required to be worn by everyone within the sanctuary and church buildings. – Social distancing is required within the church buildings – Individuals and family groups need to maintain six feet of distance from those outside their immediate families. This includes sitting within the pews. The immediate pew space in front and behind you needs to be vacant. – Refraining from physical contact – No handshaking or hugging. – Refraining from socializing within church buildings and congregating around doorways and stairs. – The bathrooms will be available but are limited to one person per bathroom at a time. – The balcony is available with the same social distancing requirements. – There will not be any congregational singing during the service. – Individuals must fill out the pew registration pads or sign in through the ParkUP app so that we know who to contact in the case of an outbreak. – There will be a collection box in the back of the sanctuary for tithes and offerings. – On communion Sundays, pre-packaged communion servings will be available to be picked up before the service. If you would like to supply your own communion elements, that is also welcome. – Before and after the service, the back door will be left open for individuals to enter and exit the sanctuary. – A bulletin will not be provided.
Our cleaning staff will sanitize and clean the sanctuary between weekly worship services, but please use caution when coming to worship. If you are feeling un-well, please respect the safety of others by staying home and connecting online.
The church office will be open from 9am to 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays. If you need to visit the church office, please call ahead or make an appointment. Please feel free to call Pastor Jon outside of office hours at (724) 213-8528.
As we navigate these unchartered waters of reopening and Covid-19, we appreciate your patience, understanding, and flexibility. The Session will continue to re-evaluate these requirements as we move forward. We look forward to worshipping together with you in-person and online.
Respectfully in the grace of Christ,
Park United Presbyterian Church Session
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PLEASE continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask when outside in public areas. Stay home, Save Lives!
-We lift up to you in prayer Lord: Our Loved ones, near and far Our Military, Teachers, Healthcare Workers, Ministers, Service Industries, etc. Our President, Leaders in Business and Industry, Decision Makers to seek God’s will as they lead us Our People who are weak, in trouble, pain, alone, and all others in need Our Nation and World. And We give thanks for Your love and all the blessings we have been given. God’s will be done in all of our lives. Amen.
•Pastor Jon can be reached by phone 724-213-8528 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a handy list of Elder and their phone numbers:
Ron Fox 724-758-6620 Andy Grosick 724-355-1787
Derek Hancher 724-368-4099 Judy Lutz 724-752-9068
Jack McMichael 724-452-7768 Larry Meeder 724-462-0574
Amy Quickle 724-822-0690 Lewis Rape 724-789-7554
Josh Shaffer 412-295-2567 Walt Sieminski 724-368-8842
Helen Taylor 724-272-2840 Susan Webb 724-473-4675