GUIDELINES FOR INDOOR GATHERINGS
as of May 19, 2021
While many youth and adults are now fully vaccinated and have moved into the Green Light phase, we as a church believe that the best way to show love for our neighbors, who are children and others not able to be vaccinated, is by encouraging everyone to wear a mask for large gatherings indoors.
We will be holding outdoor worship this summer, where masks are optional, but will move worship indoors as needed for rain and other inclement weather.
When we do have to meet indoors, we will continue to offer sanitizer, low-touch and no-touch options for bulletins and offering, and sections of socially distanced seating.
Level 3 Red Light Status: Stop all non-critical gatherings. Essential workers only. This is the Stay in love with God and Stay Home phase of our ministry.
Level 2 Yellow Light Satus: Cautionary Return. We anticipate this will cover a number of months. As the IAUMC, we want to “Do Good” as restrictions are lifted and as test positivity rates decrease. This means a gradual return to gatherings and doing so in a cautionary manner, with limitations.
Level 1 Green Light Status: When we finally reach the “Do No Harm” phase, it will be because the virus is contained and our people are safe. Permission will be granted to communities of faith to return to full activity and mass gatherings will be permitted.