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Church Schedule and Ministry Update

Sundays in October
Re-engagement through Intergenerational Faith Formation

This is a re-engagement strategy for all of us, as we come together around the basic purpose of being a church, developing lifelong faith formation and spiritual growth for every time in our lives. Over the past several months Nate and Stevie have been working with our lay leadership and with Pastor Don to develop this approach in a way that is uniquely tailored to our congregation at CUMC. We hope to re-engage with our younger families, and with new younger families as a community of children, parents, single adults, empty nesters, and seasoned saints – all of us together as part of the family of God. 

Our Sunday morning schedule is adjusted for this purpose.

9:00 – 9:45              Worship (praise, preaching and prayer)
10:00 – 10:50          In-person Faith Formation – 2 options (Intergenerational Class and an Adult Class)
11:00 – 11:45          Worship (family minded worship focus with themes related to the Intergeneration Class)

 

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Coming Inside for Worship - Policy Update

Our Task Force met and agreed to the following changes to our current practices:

1) Six-foot distancing will remain in effect at this time. This means every other pew seating and other six-foot provisions remain in effect.

2) The contactless thermometer will be removed from use.

3) The preregistration will be suspended. Congregants will still be asked to sign in for contact tracing, so a signup sheet will be at the greeter’s table with pens and hand sanitizer. The greeter can sign them in if they prefer.

4) All three bathrooms will be available in the corridor between the main entrance and the Community Room.

5) Communion will be served at the altar using individual cups, rather than passed in the pews. Empty cups can be left in the pew holders as previously done.

6) In the future we are planning to serve coffee at the Patio Praise worship.

7) The hymnals and Bibles will not be placed back in the pews at this time.

8) Use of Fellowship Hall during services has been limited. We initially are going to reduce set up
chairs to twelve.

9) Nursery and childcare will remain closed at this time. Stevie is providing worship related materials for children attending worship to help integrate their attention to the service.

10) Signage will be updated to reflect these changes, information will be sent to Worship Teams (Set Up, Greeters, Disinfecting, Technical and Music) and communicated to the congregation.

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Returning to In-Person Worship

The Administrative Council has approved returning to in-person worship. This decision, the timing and conditions that make it possible, are reviewed periodically.  We consider the guidance of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, which identifies three stages of safety and two metrics for each stage (vaccination rates and viral transmission rates).  We are using Ozaukee County statistics, not statewide statistics, to monitor our progress.

 We are encouraging masking and social distancing to protect our fellow members and visitors at increased risk of infection.  This includes children under 12 years old, those with compromised immune systems and unvaccinated individuals. 

Please use this information to make your choice to mask and socially distance in a loving and well-informed way.

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