The Governing Board has decided, effective this Sunday 3/21, to return to the policy we utilized last summer of requiring mask wearing in the common areas (entrance area, hallways, bathrooms, etc.) while maintaining social distancing in the Sanctuary where only every 3rd row is being used, making mask wearing there optional.
The reasons are two-fold: (1) The majority of those attending church on any given Sunday morning have now been vaccinated, and (2) the daily infection rate for Venango County has returned to about 10 or less as it was last summer before the Fall surge began. Those who have not yet been vaccinated, or who have other health concerns, are encouraged to continue to wear a mask as long as necessary.
In addition, in-person Bible study will resume on the Wednesday after Easter, April 7th, at the prior times of 11 AM and 7 PM. Because Latchaw is a smaller room than the Sanctuary, mask wearing during Bible study may be necessary, depending on the number attending.
Facebook Live will continue to be utilized for both the Sunday worship service and both Bible studies, we intend to continue to offer that option for participation even when pandemic considerations have ceased.