My congregation’s governing board (our vestry) voted, based on science, to refrain from any form of indoor gathering until there is a vaccine/negative community spread. In response, we’ve been worshipping outdoors for months now—and requiring masks and distancing for any participants. With winter setting in, we’ve set up an outdoor story walk in front of the church. This story walk brings joy to those who pass by. We’ve also created a community prayer station, where anyone who wants can stop and pray at an outdoor structure and add a ribbon to symbolize their prayer!
Thank you Dr. Osterholm for your kind and honest approach—for telling the truth in love!