MARCH 2021: Every month the board wrestles with the question of WHEN do we get to open the church for worship and meetings. With Lane County COVID-19 infections on the decline, Congregational Preschool (CPS) will be opening morning classes in April. Jonathan is forming a team of board members and facility committee members to create procedures and protocols for using the building. Indoor use of the building by congregants will be limited to different capacities for each room. Masks, social distancing, and sanitation will be required. Outdoor worship is being considered for the summer.

FEBRUARY 2021: The Board continues to monitor the guidelines from the 4J school district and of course the Governor’s office. While schools are going to soon open for limited in-school classes, this is limited to elementary school. So, we go another month with the church building essentially closed. The pre-school however will begin operations again soon, plus youth groups and 8th grade OWL have started meeting outdoors with social distancing and masks. Individual church members who wish to use the library or sanctuary can call the office to make arrangements. We are beginning to see more use of our facilities.