State of California Update

Hello church!

The state of California has reinstituted a requirement that masks be worn indoors in an effort to slow the spread of Covid. As the state of California has no enforcement mechanism for this requirement, neither will the church enforce this requirement in our sanctuary. However, the Social hall continues to be designated a socially distanced room, meaning that if you participate in worship in the Social hall you are required to wear a mask out of consideration for your fellow worshipers.

As always, please keep the following in mind:

1) If you have reason to believe that you are sick in any way, please stay at home and join us for worship online through our livestream or YouTube recording! You can find both resources here.

2) All people are equally welcomed to our church, masked or unmasked – it can be painful to disagree, but we will do so respectfully and with love and concern for each other. We are family in Jesus!

3) Please be thoughtful in your conversations – no topic is out of bounds in our church, but talking loudly about how brilliant you are because you are/aren’t vaccinated, are/aren’t wearing a mask, are/aren’t a Seahawks fan may not be the best way of loving your neighbor well. It’s even worse if you start talking loudly about how dumb people are because they are/aren’t vaccinated, etc. Please consider this a reminder rather than correction or rebuke!

4) I’m proud of how we’ve handled the pandemic together – not because we all have agreed on everything, but because we’ve have shown our willingness to love each other even when we don’t agree. Let’s keep doing that!

Please contact the church office if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!


Pastor Ian Hodge