Nain's Response to COVID-19
July 10, 2020
While we are now permitted to allow as many people to gather for worship at once, the Elders and I think it would be best not to do that at this time. We feel that the most prudent course of action is to gradually work towards resuming our pre-COVID-19 schedule of worship and other activities. It is important that we continue to take precautions for the health, safety, and peace of mind of our members. We also want to be mindful of our witness to the community, and considerate of the governing officials placed over us, so as not to do anything to dishonor God's holy Name. Furthermore, since things can change again quickly, we believe it's wise to play it safe and take things slow. I pray God blesses you with patience as we work through these things.
As of the beginning of July, we have increased the limit of people able to attend each service to 25 people. We think this is a reasonable number, since it will allow for us to continue to social distance, but also give us the opportunity to serve more people each Sunday.
Divine Services are held on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00 am. Each service will last about 45-50 minutes. Members are asked to indicate their intention to worship by using Nain's "Sign Up Genius" page. Visitors who want to worship with us are asked to contact Pastor Berg ahead of time.
Unless a state or city-wide order supersedes our plan, we intend to follow this routine through the month of July. At that time, the church leadership and I will revisit our plan and adjust it as necessary. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the orders and recommendations of the state and local governments. Since this is a fluid situation, it's possible that we might have to alter our plans sooner than expected. I'll let you know if that is the case.