Update November 11, 2020

This morning Governor Reynolds issued new restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in Iowa. Starting this Wednesday (tomorrow) social gatherings with more than 25 people indoors will not be allowed unless people wear masks (this includes those 2 years and older). The Church Ambassador Network, who has worked closely with the governor through this entire pandemic, has received clarification from the governor’s office that this does not include churches. However, they strongly recommend churches comply to these restrictions and the deacons and I would agree.

With these restrictions in mind, the Pastors and deacons have decided that we will cancel all children’s ministries (Wednesday night, Sunday School and Children’s Church) until further notice. Nursery, on Sunday morning only, will still be provided. We have also decided that at this time we will only offer the Wednesday evening adult Prayer Meeting and the 10:15 Sunday morning service, requiring masks for both services. We realize that the mask requirement could be an inconvenience to some. However, for the health and safety of all attending our worship service, and for the testimony of our church in the community, we have decided following the Governor’s restrictions is the right thing to do.

When you come to church Wednesday night for Prayer Meeting or Sunday morning for the worship service we encourage you to bring and wear a mask. There will be a limited number of masks made available at the Welcome Center. We ask that you wear a mask while mingling prior to the service. The ushers will also be instructed to guide you in appropriate social distancing as you are seated. Once you are seated you are welcome to remove your mask if you’d like, assuming you are socially distanced from other non family members. When the service is over you will be asked to be seated and be dismissed by rows to avoid unnecessary social gathering. At that time, if you removed your mask while seated, we ask that you replace your mask as you leave the auditorium. If the weather is nice we ask that you take your fellowship time outside. If the weather is inclimate, we ask that you observe social distancing guidelines while in the church building.