August 6, 2021 — COVID-19 Update

Dear Church Family,

With the current surge of COVID-19 that we are experiencing in our area, I want to share a quick update with our church family.  We will continue having our in-person Sunday morning worship service at 10:00 a.m. for now.  Because of the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in our area, we are asking that everyone please wear a mask while in church.  This is not mandatory, but I believe this is a part of our Christian walk in caring for others.  While you benefit from wearing a mask, you are also loving your neighbor by wearing your mask.  So, I am asking, while inside at church, please wear a mask.

In addition to the request to wear masks, the deacons and I have decided to hold off resuming Sunday School and our Wednesday night program (children and youth) until the 7-day positivity rate goes below 5% for McLennan County.  During the first part of July, the 7-day positivity rate for McLennan county was around 3%; currently, the 7-day positivity rate is around 18% for McLennan county.

I realize that we are all tired of hearing about this pandemic, and we are all more than ready to return to a more normal way of doing church and life.  However, because of the surge in cases in our area, these are some of the things we can do to help keep everyone safe from this persistent virus.

I will keep you informed if we need to make more changes due to the increase of the delta variant of COVID-19.  Currently that are no plans to go virtual only, but if the numbers continue to rise in our area, that remains a possibility.

Thank you for your continued support for our church and for your understanding.  Believe me, I am more than ready to put all of this in our rear-view mirrors, but the reality is, we are in a critical period in our fight against this virus. 


Joe Bailey