COVID-19 Church Updates
An update from Brian Kelly: Week of February 1
Beginning this week, we will resume some in person gatherings at our church. This will include some of our weekend worship services, but it will also include a number of other options for connecting in physical gatherings.
Here's the deal: One gathering is not a better or more complete connection to the church than another. All of the things we will be offering serve the purpose of helping us connect to the life of the church.
And here's the other thing--which just sounds so weird: We are not encouraging you to attend these physical gatherings.
We recognize that while we will be following all the safety protocols recommended to gather people safely, there is still a risk connected to in person gatherings. And while some in our church are ready to take that risk, others are not and should not. So please, feel no compulsion to show up right now in person.
Our online and radio offerings are only going to continue to improve. They will remain very robust. And if those options are working for you, great. There is no need to return in person.
In fact, as we've said since the launch of our online campus four years ago, if you prefer the online experience to showing up in person--for whatever reason--please stay online with our blessing. There is no extra credit for showing up in person.
But, if you have been waiting for the opportunity to regather in person in a safe and responsible way, beginning this week you will have multiple opportunities to do that as we move ahead into this strange new reality which is our present culture.
Update: Week of January 24
Some in-person gatherings resume in February.
In-person worship services will resume on the weekend of February 6/7
Edinboro: Saturdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 9 and 11 am
Union City: Sundays at 10 am
First Wednesday worship service
Erie at 7 pm, Wednesday, February 3
Edinboro or via live video conference, 6:30 pm, Mondays, beginning February 8
We follow CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing. We increased our cleaning protocols and have sanitization stations in the common areas.
Please review the Symptoms Checklist below before you attend an in-person gathering, and if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
- Have one or more symptoms in Group A or
- Have two or more symptoms in Group B or
- Are taking fever reducing medication
Fever (100 or higher
Shortness of breath
New onset loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
Update: Week of January 17
Some in-person gatherings will begin in February. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking. We are taking all precautions to ensure your safety when you are in our buildings, including socially-distant seating, sanitization stations and increased cleaning protocols.
If you are not ready to join us in-person, no worries! We will maintain a strong online presence with new interactive services every weekend, followed up by on-demand worship all week on our website and YouTube channel. You can also find our service on TV and radio in Erie. Check out the Worship Schedule on our website home page for details.
Check our website, social media and online service announcements for all of the latest news and updates. And we are always available to you by phone at (814) 734-1907.