August 27, 2021
Your Session met last night and had a fruitful discussion about the increase in COVID-19 infections in our community and our proper and faithful response as a church. It was decided that all Sunday school classes will be suspended Sundays August 29 and September 5. There will be no activities at the church before the 11:00 am worship service.
That service will continue as it has in the past but the Session has issued the following guidelines for those who wish to attend:
1. Please follow the CDC guidelines for identifying symptoms of COVID-19. These include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. The Session urges anyone with these symptoms to seek the advise of a medical professional and avoid public gatherings. More information can be found here.
2. The Session strongly encourages the wearing of masks while inside the sanctuary. Please see Pastor Mark’s remarks on masks that were posted to the church’s facebook page last week.
Masks are available at each entryway into the sanctuary.
3. As we have in the past, members should continue to sit in their family units and allow space
for non-family members to sit in pews socially distant from others.
For those who do not wish to attend or can not due to illness, the church continues to stream the service on the church’s YouTube channel. Follow the link here.
Or search “McBeeEPC” Church in the YouTube app.
Vaccinations are still the best way to reduce the transmission and the severity of this disease. If you have not already done so, please consider getting vaccinated. There are many options available for you to receive a free vaccination. The SCDHEC will be hosting a Pfizer vaccination clinic at the church on Thursday, September 16 from 10 am – 2 pm.
It is the Session’s desire that these guidelines will help us to continue as a vibrant worshiping community while at the same time, recognizing the need to do our part to keep our community healthy. We are relying on each individual to make wise choices for their own health and the health of others.
Pastor Mark and the Session of McBee Presbyterian Church