I hope that you and your loved ones are well. This COVID Pandemic resource page is a place that we will update periodically to keep you informed about best practices. During this time of uncertainty and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus outbreak we are committed to maintaining a sense of normalcy about our faith practices and connect with as many people as possible. This website offers several ways to stay connected.
It seems like March 15 was such a long time ago. It was the last time that we gathered for worship in the Sanctuary. Many people have asked us when we will return to worship. The CDC and the UCC suggest that faith communities not think about gathering in their sanctuaries until there is at least two weeks of continuous decline in COVID cases. So far, the count has climbed continuously and the Governor of Ohio is again urging people to wear masks and practice physical distancing.
Church activities are entirely virtual and print based. We feel that it is important to maintain the normalcy and regularity of our worship services during a time when most of our routines have been interrupted. As of July 19, we have posted 18 Sunday morning virtual worship services. Each of our services online have reached many more people that we normally have on a Sunday morning. We are grateful for those who continue to worship with us in this digital age. It helps if you share our worship services with others who may not belong to Trinity to expand the message to a broader audience. This can be done on Facebook, youtube and email.
I encourage you to use the homepage of our church website www.trinityucc.org for constantly updated information about our virtual offerings and also the addition of this new COVID information page. We will inform everyone when we are able to worship in the sanctuary again and the proscribed precautions that will need to be in place.
We remain concerned about our members who do not have access to the internet. We are in a time of experimentation and we are committed to working on different ways of connecting as we continue to be the church without a building. Small gatherings of people are happening online and in person with physical distancing as we observe best practices for preventing the spread of the virus.