River’s Edge Phase 2 Statement
With our leadership teams here at the church I have been
using the illustration of a valve on a water faucet. We have been living
our entire lives with the valve fully opened. Then when COVID-19 hit we had to
suddenly slam the valve mostly shut. Now begins the delicate task of opening the
valve back up and keeping our hand on that valve to make quick adjustments as
needed. Please understand and have grace with us as we hold all of these plans
loosely and will likely need to make on-going adjustments as we learn together.
Below are some of our plans for Phase 2::
We will be going to two services - no reservations needed.
- 9:07am (mask preferred and no Children's Ministry)
- 11:07am (masks are welcomed, but not required and
Children's Ministry available for 1 year up to 3rd grade)
Some of our larger groups of chairs will be specifically reserved for larger
groups. Please don’t sit in a group of 6 chairs if you have 4 or less people in your group.
Upon entering the building please move to your seats to avoid congestion
near the entryway. After the service is over we will dismiss by groups and
encourage anyone that wants to hang and talk to please do so in the parking
lot and adhere to the physical distancing guidelines.
If you are not healthy or feel you are at higher risk… or for any other reason
you don’t feel comfortable coming back just yet… please feel free to continue
to watch our services on-line. We do plan on continuing this service from
Offerings can now be made in the offering pillars at the church… or you can
also continue to give through the “Church Center” mobile phone app… or by
clicking the on-line giving link on our website at www.rechurch.us.
Masks are not mandatory but will be welcome. We will have some available on the front table.
There will be hand sanitizer available near the front door and at other
locations in the building.
The Well Café will not be opened during phase 2… feel free to bring your own
coffee with you.
There will not be children’s ministry during the 9:07am service… so your children will
have to sit with you. We will have two rooms open for parents to use with
their children if needed during the service. Children's Ministry is back
open during the 11:07am service for ages 1 up to 3rd grade.
Again, we are excited to be moving in the direction of gathering again… but as we do,
we do so with caution and safety in mind.
God is good!
Pastor Mike Mentzer