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Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable joining us as we continue to be the church even though COVID has made ministry, mission, and worship look and feel different this year. During the COVID-19 Pandemic we have been gathering for 10:00am Sunday worship in the following ways:

  • Zoom (click here to join Sunday at 10:00am)
  • Watch on Facebook (click here)
  • Parking in the church parking lot and tuning our car radios to 89.5FM
  • Attending worship inside while following standard Covid precautions (wearing masks, washing our hands often, maintaining social distance) 

 

Announcements

  • Parkview Update after CDC Guidance Update from May 13

    As you all probably know the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidance regarding the need for mask wearing among those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (click here). This update combined with discussions and decisions this past week during the Worship Committee and Ad Council meetings mean that worship and church life will definitely begin to look and feel more normal.

     

    However, we have to keep in mind that we as a church congregation and a part of a small-town community are a mix of fully vaccinated people, those who have received doses but are not fully protected, children who are not eligible yet, and those who for a variety of reasons will not be receiving the Covid vaccine. This means we still have to take precautions to protect the health of our fellow church members and the wider community we interact with the rest of the week. 

     

    All that to say, we will once again have congregational singing throughout worship--for the opening hymn, the hymn after the sermon, and the closing hymn. Based on the spirit of the CDC's updated guidance, we still ask that while we stand and sing as a congregation we all put our masks over our nose and mouth. True, if you are fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks past your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen) you are at very little risk of spreading the virus and even smaller risk of getting infected. However, until later in the summer when all members of our community have had an opportunity to receive a vaccine and allow for two weeks for the vaccine to become fully effective, we ask that we all follow the same worship practice of wearing a mask when we stand to sing as well as before and after worship when we are all milling around talking with each other and having fellowship time indoors. 

     

    Once again, if you are standing and/or singing while inside the church, please wear a mask regardless of your vaccine status. During the other times in indoor worship while we are all seated, socially distanced, and facing the same direction, please simply remember that masks are a highly effective way to reduce the spread of Covid when you determine if you need to keep yours on. The Pandemic is not over, but with the falling case numbers in our area and the widespread availability of the vaccines we are certainly heading toward the new normal we have been longing for. 

     

    Throughout the summer Adult Sunday School will meet at 9:00am in the Fireside Room. No Children's Sunday School during the summer break. Worship will be at 10:00am each week and broadcast to Facebook Live. We will no longer be offering Zoom, but the worship service video will be available by early afternoon on Sundays through a link on our church website as well as on our Facebook page. 

     

    Finally, let us give thanks to God for the news headlines we have been reading today about the updated guidance from health experts. These updates and these headlines point to brighter days ahead because so many people have done their part to promote the health of our communities and nation. The pandemic is not over, but clearly the efforts behind the vaccination campaign, complying with social distancing, and wearing masks are clearly making a difference in our area and our nation. 

     

    Let us give thanks to God for being behind our desires to care for the health and wellbeing of our neighbors near and far throughout this pandemic. 

     

    Let us give thanks that God has inspired the hearts and minds of all those who were a part of the development, production, and distribution of a vaccine that is helping us gradually return to the familiar rhythms of life. 

     

    While we know God has brought our human ancestors through pandemics in the past, I imagine you all are especially grateful alongside me for how God has not abandoned us during such a difficult, disruptive, and devastating time in this generation of humanity. 

     

    We still grieve the losses of this past year, we still must continue to do our individual parts to ensure the health of our neighbors who are still vulnerable to Covid, but we can also celebrate the good news that we are reading and watching right now. Thanks be to God!

     

    Grace and Peace,

     

    Pastor Adam 

     

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