March 7 – MCCC Gathering Team Update, MCCC Worship, Holy Week, Connecting
Greetings on these beautiful March days. Signs of spring are starting to peek out and the sun has been out for a few days…joys all around!
MCCC Gathering Team Update
The MCCC Gathering Team met last Sunday afternoon to address two topics
(1) Updating Criteria for Building Re-Entry and (2) Physical Building Readiness. Given the state of the pandemic in our state and county, it is still advised that we not meet in indoor, group settings. We have pledged to follow the local health guidelines as closely as possible and want to keep people safe. This is an exciting time because many are getting vaccinated and the cases are coming down, but it’s also a dangerous time because people can let their guard down. The team remains committed to keeping people safe, while also thinking very hard about honoring our value of being together.
The Gathering Team came away with three tasks:
- Devising a plan for Building usage based on the COLOR warning system. There may be some fluctuation in the coming months and we want to be able to adapt accordingly.
- Commissioning the MCCC Trustees to start making a plan for building readiness. As we consider re-entry at some point in 2021 we want to make sure there is a building use and cleaning/disinfecting plan that will meet the standards set by the CDC.
- Commission the Worship Team to explore possibilities for Outdoor Worship. The Worship Team has already started thinking about what we could do. I am EXCITED about this and looking forward to what might be possible.
All of these decisions will be made with input from the board and this is also the time for YOU to share your input and feedback. Please be in touch with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please keep us in your prayers!
The current MCCC Gathering Team members are: Katie Baird, Becky Tipton, Beth Voynovich, Brian and Dottie Summerlin, Doug Rice, Laura Parker, Sarah Smith, and Pat Hoskin. A HUGE thank you to Christina Brant and Cathy Ausperk who both served in 2020 and have decided to come off the committee for 2021.
Holy Week plans are still being made and we’ll get them to you as soon as possible. We will be collaborating with our sister churches to provide meaningful opportunities to you. Stay Tuned!
Connecting with Pastor Chad
If you would like to connect individually or small group with me feel free to reach out via email or schedule using my calendly link: https://calendly.com/revchaddelaneypcc/meeting
I am continuing to offer the Get Centered Sessions as well if you are interested (see attached for more info). I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to meet with quite a few congregation members already. If you have any questions, please let me know
Peace in Christ,ChadSarah
MCCC March 7 Worship Zoom Link
This Sunday is the third Sunday in Lent and the theme is REACH. We hope you will find some way of connecting with the service via YouTube or our Sunday morning offering. I will send out the YT link when it becomes available.
If you want to join our Worship Zoom and/or Fellowship Hour, here is the link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3887011421?pwd=THN5TFhyR2ZrNWxXM2RudGtka05Ldz09
Meeting ID: 388 701 1421