Good changes are afoot! With the announcement from the CDC giving new guidelines for vaccinated folks, the Governor of Ohio lifting most bans on June 2, and after discussions with area churches, we believe that, while we may not be entirely out of the woods, the time is ripe to begin relaxing the restrictions we imposed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to share with you the following guidelines for phasing out those restrictions over the summer months, as approved by church council on May 25, 2021:
Weekly worship will resume outdoors, beginning June 6 at 10 A.M. Mask wearing will be appreciated but not required. We ask you to consider those too young or those unable to be vaccinated. We strongly encourage a mask when singing as this is an area we are still learning about. The church will be open for use of the restrooms (those off of the chapel entrance).
The Connection Groups are planning simple, pre-packaged items to be used as an informal outdoor coffee hour.
In the event of rain this summer, worship will move indoors to the sanctuary. Windows will be open, folks will sit in marked pews (every other pew), and masks will be strongly encouraged throughout the worship service.
Beginning June 1, the office hours will be 9 A.M - 12 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Anyone needing access to the building outside of these hours will need to schedule an appointment.
Groups are able to decide for themselves whether they would like to meet in-person or virtually. All in-person meetings need to be scheduled through the church office. Due to the presence of the Lerner School, we will continue to wear masks in the common areas. Once in a meeting space, it will be up to each group to decide about mask wearing.
We will no longer maintain a contract-tracing log at the main entrance.
Virtual worship will take place every Sunday on YouTube.
Click here to view worship from this past week.
A Thriving Congregation of the UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Our mission is to be a
Christ-centered community led by the Holy Spirit that supports the spiritual journey of all who strive to boldly live out their faith in the world. We are committed to diversity, spiritual growth, and putting our faith into action locally and
throughout the world.
OPEN & AFFIRMING
Plymouth extends an extravagant welcome to all people, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, background, or sexual orientation. With God’s guidance, we commit ourselves to ongoing study, prayer, conversation and action, so that it may truly be said of Plymouth Church, “My house is a house of prayer for ALL people.” (Isaiah 56:7)
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Our active Children & Youth groups undertake a variety of projects and fun activities throughout the year, including community service projects, mission trips, leading worship for Children & Youth Sunday, fundraising, fun fellowship and special educational events.