11.19.20- Weekend Services will be in person and online; Children's Ministry will not meet for the time being. Student and Adult Classes will continue.
LETTER FROM PASTOR PHIL 11.19.20
Dear Colonial Woods Family,
We continue to navigate unprecedented times in our families and our Church. I wanted to
communicate with you on our plans moving forward in light of the newest recommendations from
our Governor. Your safety is very important to us. Our ministry team and leadership team have
spent hours trying to make the best decisions possible. We also understand that worship and
community is a vital part of not only our worship of the Lord but also emotional health.
As such, our plan is to offer MODIFIED in PERSON worship services beginning Sunday, November
22, 2020. Here is what our Sundays will now look like:
3 Services - 8:00, 9:40, & 11:10 AM - we will continue the same distancing and safety precautions we
have been utilizing since early July. We encourage masks until you reach your seat for worship.
Please utilize our hand sanitizer stations and fellowship outside as much as possible.
In addition, we will be adding another Family Connect Service so that families of young children may
attend a child-friendly alternate service in Venue at 9:40 and 11:10.
However, We will not be offering Children’s ministries on Sunday’s. We are currently evaluating youth
ministries, and adult Sunday school. At this time we are continuing to offer them but will be moving
to larger meeting spaces. However, make sure to keep up to date on our website, Facebook, and
with your class leaders.
In addition, we will not be offering any Youth or Children’s ministries midweek. As we evaluated
along with our volunteer’s feedback, we determined that this would be the wisest move at this time.
On an encouraging note, we have been very thankful that since we began meeting in person in early
June, we are not aware of any COVID-19 cases that have occurred because of our worship services
or ministry gatherings here at Colonial Woods. We shared with you that we went virtual for 2 weeks
recently because of contact exposure that took place in our staff. Those exposures were not
associated with any worship service, but rather from office contact and personal fellowship.
So I want to applaud you all. You have done a fantastic job of helping us honor the Lord by providing
a safe opportunity to publicly worship the Lord. You can help us by continuing to be aware of your
own exposure. Please remain home should you feel any symptoms or you know you have been
exposed. Continue to refrain from shaking hands or standing closely in your fellowship times. As
always, we encourage those who are most susceptible to stay home and join us online.
While this plan is a 3-week plan, we will be evaluating weekly. We are prepared to extend any of
these decisions as deemed necessary.
Thank you for the privilege of being your Pastor. Stay strong and be encouraged. Our greatest days
are still ahead!