The day we have all been waiting for is approaching! Emerson will open the campus for in-person worship on October 24. We are asking that all attendees adhere to the following precautions:
-All attendees must wear a face mask while inside the building.
-All attendees are asked to physically distance; the building interiors will be marked with signs and we will take advantage of our spacious sanctuary, with every other pew available.
– All attendees are encouraged to greet each other with verbal affirmations and “air hugs” instead of physical touch.
– All attendees are asked to socialize outdoors, not in the Gathering Place. Masks are optional outside. While interacting with others outside, maintain physical distance and stick with “air hugs” and verbal affirmations.
– If you have any suspicion that you might be coming down with something, please worship with us from home.
We strongly encourage full vaccination, as it is the best defense from severe COVID-19. And we know our youngest Emersonians and those with complicated medical situations are not yet able to be vaccinated. As a community of caring, it is important that we layer protections to keep all of us as safe as possible.
For those of you not quite ready to return, don’t worry. We will livestream worship services and will continue to offer other virtual programming.
We know that many of you are wondering about other Emerson programs and when they can return. We have learned from other congregations that taking things one-step-at-a-time allows us to ensure we can get our programs up and running smoothly. Our first step is worship in person. Our choir staff will begin livestreaming practices this month as well, but choir members will remain at home. Our next step is to bring back adult religious education followed by social time. We don’t have an exact timeline at this point; however the plan is to bring these programs back in person as soon as we can.
We will keep you updated on any changes. We look forward to seeing you soon!