Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Below is An Update on the GPMC Facility and Possible Return to In-Person Events
The church office remains closed because of Covid-19 until further notice as the public health situation evolves and is evaluated. The staff returned to the facility on June 8 to continue their responsibilities in their offices. While most staff are now present in the facility, some continue their work remotely from home. Staff are following recommended public health protocols.
If church members need access to the facility, please pre-arrange an appointment by phone or email with the staff member you want to see. That staff member will escort you into and out of the facility. All persons entering the facility must complete a written health questionnaire.
At the stated meeting of the Session on June 22, elders received a report from an Ad Hoc Team (composed of Judy Masserang, Dan Aggas, Tim Butler, Jay Lytle, and Susan Mozena) regarding reopening of the facility in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the core of their concerns were the health and well-being of our members, staff, and community; and the continuing ministry of our congregation in providing worship, education, pastoral care, administration, and outreach. The Ad Hoc Team consulted relevant sources regarding public health protocols and best practices as recommended by the CDC and other health authorities. They also drew upon denominational and other religious body recommendations and suggestions. Their recommendations were based on the specific needs of our GPMC community and the characteristics of our facility and property that may present challenges and opportunities in this time of pandemic.
The following decisions were made by the Session:
Our leadership will monitor developments regarding local public health issues, governmental regulations, and recommendations from health authorities. As situations change, we will keep you informed.
Your continued prayers and support for the ministry of Jesus Christ through GPMC is deeply appreciated.
Grace and peace
Rev. Mark E. Diehl
I’ve Got Peace Like a River
Sung by GPMC’s virtual choir and soloists.
Children’s message at early service. Childcare at morning services. 5:00pm is 45 minutes, informal with gluten-free & non-alcoholic Communion.