Dear Simpsonwood UMC,
You may have noticed the new CDC guidance that came out just yesterday. In response, we are truly excited to announce some major changes in our gathered worship services. Beginning this Sunday, May 16, we invite those who are fully vaccinated to worship without face coverings in worship.
Please note: for now, we will wear a mask while in the common areas of the church, including walking into service and leaving regardless of vaccination status, but once you are in your seat, you may remove your mask if you choose to do so.
For those who are not yet fully vaccinated, we invite you to continue to be safe as you finish the vaccination process. We will continue to practice social distancing in worship through the spacing of chairs, the online registration system, etc., yet this change in worship is one that our Leadership Team has met to make a decision on this week. We are truly excited and know how this will enrich the worship experience of all at Simpsonwood.
The church has taken the significant step to make all parts of the campus indoors truly safer by installing new air purification systems. These work very effectively to mitigate viruses in the air indoors throughout our entire campus. We are excited about these extraordinary steps that have been taken to make the Simpsonwood campus a safe place going forward. The church and community will benefit in every part of the campus from worship to preschool … and everything in between.
Lastly, please note that our Leadership Team is working expediently to bring back small group gatherings on campus and will be pleased to announce those with specifics as we continue our work together. We look forward to continuing to return the mission and ministry that takes place on the campus to a new normal with God’s grace. Please watch closely for additional announcements as we continue in this work.
All God’s blessings in Jesus,
The Simpsonwood UMC Leadership Team
Bobby Smith, Ad. Council Chair
Angela Barber, Lay Leader
Bonnie Barclay, SPR Chair
Rawd McArthur, Finance Chair
Foster Lynn, Trustees Chair
Rev. John Purrington, Pastor