We will be restoring the practice of offering plates and ask that the ushers maintain their hold on the plates while allowing persons to drop any offering into them from the ends of the pews. We will also provide cards indicating that the person has used the online or automatic systems to make their offering. Both the collection and the communion elements will once again be brought forward for blessing and use during communion.
Passing the Peace
We will be allowing physical contact during the peace but ask that congregants respect the wishes of their fellow congregants. If the person you are approaching appears at all reluctant, simply nod to them or use some other form of non-contact greeting.
We are restoring the custom of coffee hour, using pre-wrapped items in addition to liquid refreshment. We recommend wearing a mask unless you are consuming something. Also, as the weather improves, people may wish to make use of the patio that overlooks the parking lot as a space to greet others. Science has shown that outdoor venues are safer than indoor venues.