In recent days, there have been several factors that have led the elders of CCC to make adjustments to our COVID-related protocols. Those factors include:
- Low rates of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths—both at state and local levels
- Widespread availability of effective COVID vaccines** for the entire adult population beginning March 31
- Governor Holcomb’s removal of state-wide mandates related to masks, distancing, and capacity limits beginning April 6
WHAT WE PLAN TO DO
With the factors listed above in mind, we are planning to take the following steps as we move back toward normalcy in our congregational life:
- Masks will become optional beginning April 11.
- Worship Services
- We will continue having two worship services on April 11 and 18 (at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.).
- Beginning April 25, we will have one worship service indoors at 10:15 a.m.
- We will continue to livestream the worship service for a while longer.
- Life Education
- Beginning April 25, we will have a Life Education hour at 9:00 a.m. for children through adults.
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND
As we take these steps together as a church family, the elders would encourage you to keep a few things in mind:
- Respect the decisions and approaches of others.
- Some people may be more cautious than you—or less. Let’s not judge those who wear masks or those who do not. Let’s show deference to others’ preferences when it comes to handshakes, hugs, etc.
- Use discretion related to your participation when you are sick.
- While we do not want to be paranoid about sickness, it’d be wise (especially at this time in the world) to stay home from congregational gatherings if you are experiencing symptoms of illness.
- Remain flexible.
- We cannot predict the future. The elders will continue to monitor things in the weeks and months ahead and will consider potential modifications to these plans as needed.
If you have any questions about these plans, contact the church office at (574) 527-5187 of firstname.lastname@example.org