Hello Mercy community,
As we make final plans to launch in person, outdoor services starting Sunday, August 23, we are grateful for our Mercy community that continues to demonstrate resilience in spite of a global pandemic. As a Mercy staff team, we are learning new ways of doing things in real time, and seek to adjust and improve as we move forward. We’re thankful for the support and encouragement we receive from you in this process.
Outdoor In-Person Services, starting August 23
In our next phases of larger, in-person gatherings, we are gathering for outdoor worship services starting at 10am on Sunday, August 23. Following the recommended protocols, we will have one, shorter, family-friendly service in Mercy’s rear (west) parking lot. We invite you to bring your own chairs/blankets, and we will provide a limited number of chairs.
We will not have coffee service or in person MercyKids or MercyYouth programming at this time. We will guide you to practice 6’ social distancing and touch-free greetings. Please read our full Outdoor In-Person Worship Service Protocols if you plan to attend. We will continue to provide up-to-date guidance and protocols for in-person activities due to COVID-19 with each Sunday registration event on our events webpage.
We are also limiting the number of attendees and volunteers at each service to 250 people. To accomplish this, each individual/family will need to register. If you’re interested in attending our outdoor, in-person worship service at 10am on Sunday, August 23, register //HERE//.
If you are not comfortable gathering in person outdoors at this time, we will continue to livestream our services and offer online services and resources on our Facebook page, website and app. Join us on Zoom after the livestream ends for the Online Cafe, a chance to take communion, receive prayer and connect with a pastor. All are welcome, with special invitation to those who are new to Mercy. Stay tuned for dates and details for Fall Small Church.
We are also exploring next steps for safe indoor usage of our building and will continue to evaluate guidance and data regarding gathering for worship services indoors. We will re-evaluate in early- to mid-September and at regular intervals going forward to plan next steps.
We look forward to seeing you online on Sunday, August 16 and then in-person or online on Sunday, August 23 per your preferences.
The Mercy staff team