Covid Update – Spring 2022
Cherokee Park United Church offers hybrid worship. Weekly services begin at 10:15 am (Central Time) on Sundays. Special worship services may be virtual or in-person only throughout the year. Information about these services is available in various church publications.
Worship will be live streamed on the CPUC Facebook page for those who wish to join from home. An electronic copy of the bulletin will be sent each week to those on the email list.
People who wish to attend the service in person must register online or by contacting Pastor Matthias. A link for the online sign up will be sent to church members and friends each Monday. Those in attendance are asked to maintain physical distancing in worship. Registration is only for the purposes of maintaining safe sanctuary capacity. (There will be some optional overflow seating in the room adjacent to the sanctuary.) Only one person needs to register for all members of a household. The greeter will check your name on the registration list as you are welcomed. Those who are serving as liturgists, in-person greeters, or cantors do not need to sign up.
All are asked to use the Manomin St. door to enter the church. Masks will be required because the congregation will share songs and responses. A supply of surgical masks will be at the greeter table. People will also have the option of adding a green, yellow, or red sticker to their name tag to indicate to others their receptivity level for physical contact. (Red = distance and no touch, Yellow = handshake, high five, ask me, and Green = yes for touch in greeting) The church Nursery is not available at this time. Families are welcome to worship together in the sanctuary.
During worship, the liturgist and Pastor may remove their masks for speaking/reading in the chancel. The Passing of the Peace will resume. All are asked to respect peoples “sticker” choices and ask before greeting someone without one.
Fellowship time will be offered after worship in the Fellowship Hall for those who wish to participate. This fellowship time will not be the full spread of food at first, in order to ease our transition back into the building. Since there will be beverages and possibly some Panera goodies, we encourage you to assess your own comfort level being around others who may remove their masks to eat/drink. Outdoor fellowship is encouraged when weather permits.
This document will be updated as conditions or policies change. Your feedback – positive or negative! – is welcome. Please talk to Pastor Matthias or people on the Council or Being Church in Covid Task Force.