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No in person worship... Again

Postby Tim Bonney » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:22 am

We had in person worship for two weeks, based on a two week decline in Covid numbers. But in the last 10 days we have had a huge spike in numbers in our county moving from under 30 cases to almost 90 cases.

Is your church meeting in person? If so, how is that going?
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby William Thornton » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:38 pm

We have been for about a month. I haven’t been.
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:31 pm

William Thornton wrote:We have been for about a month. I haven’t been.


Good call Williams. Our cases keep rising and Iowa is competing to get into the top ten for numbers of Covid cases per thousand. Our governor said a couple of days ago that it would be nice if people wore masks. No requirement, just a kind of wishy washy suggestion. She's trying to stay on the good side of the president while tanking Iowa.
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Neil Heath » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:12 pm

Our church has chosen to remain with online services until Sept. with the rising # of cases in Ga. They will evaluate then, and perhaps begin outdoor services in our beautiful amphitheater.

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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:00 am

This is one of the struggles like few others I have seen for churches. No matter which way a decision goes, it is difficult to know what is the fully wise decision. I think your church is deciding well. Each change in the "on-the-ground" situation means that we need to be open to changing our directions rapidly and in keeping with the flow of information. This disease is one that has few precedents in our previous comparisons.
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Haruo » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:45 am

We're doing both. Attendance is good. We had 27 last Sunday in the live service, which is both about what we had before March and about the maximum we can properly maintain social distancing for in the sanctuary, plus another ten or so on Zoom.
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Joseph Patrick » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:57 pm

From Gerry Milligan...I have decided to wait for an effective vaccine. We tried a small group (less than 12) Bible study this week. Chairs were socially distanced and everyone wore their mask. But once it was over people congregated. I told my wife that I would return following the availability of an effective vaccine.
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Re: No in person worship... Again

Postby Tim Bonney » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:33 am

Joseph Patrick wrote:From Gerry Milligan...I have decided to wait for an effective vaccine. We tried a small group (less than 12) Bible study this week. Chairs were socially distanced and everyone wore their mask. But once it was over people congregated. I told my wife that I would return following the availability of an effective vaccine.


I get it. If I weren't pastoring a church I might make the same decision.
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