May 13, 2020

Dear WBC Family,

These last two months have been difficult times as we have adapted methods of ministry in an effort to protect those vulnerable to this virus.  While I am grateful for technology to keep us in touch, and for those who helped with the Drive-in Service, and for all the wonderful ways I saw the church family ministering to others, I do miss worshiping with one another in our building.  After prayerful consideration, the deacons and I invite you to join together for worship in our Sanctuary this Sunday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m.  The re-opening of services and small groups in the building will take place in phases.  We will keep you updated as decisions are made regarding each of those.  At this time, we will only have our Sunday morning worship service in the building.  There will be no nursery or Children’s Church during the service at this time; however, the Preschool Department will provide activity bags for younger children with coloring sheets and lesson for parents to use during the week. 

Out of care for the health of our church family, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

1.  Do your best to honor 6 foot distancing recommendations to minimize risk.

2.  Maintain physical distancing by sitting with your household and leaving plenty of space between yourselves and other families.

3.  By all means, please greet one another, but refrain from shaking hands.

4.  Only the front double glass doors in the Sanctuary lobby and the side door by the mailbox will be open and deacons will be there to open those doors for you, in order to reduce your risk of contamination. 

5.  If you have a mask you want to wear, please feel free to do so. 

We will continue to offer a service online on Facebook if you do not feel comfortable returning to the building at this time.  If you are feeling ill or have immune deficiencies, please worship with us at home through our online service.  Continue to BE the Church and fulfill our mission to love God, love others, and make disciples.  Find ways to minister to others wherever you are.  Even while staying safe at home, you can pray, make phone calls, send cards, share Scripture on social media, or use Zoom conference or FaceTime to study the Bible with someone.  Check on your neighbors and ask them if there is anything for which they would like you to pray.  Ask for God to show you ways to minister during this time.

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Dusty

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