January 14, 2021
Dear First Rowlett Family,
I hope that you heard the announcement made in worship last week about resuming in-person worship. Although we know it will be a while before this virus is under control, the Task Force met last week and made the decision to resume in-person worship on 1/17. We are aware that the Covid numbers in our community continue to be elevated and realize that the virus continues to be a concern. We are closely watching the hospitalization rates and the availability of ICU rooms in our community and beyond. However, we believe that our protocols are effective and allow us to make a safe place for those that are wanting to come back for in-person worship.
For those who are interested in returning to in-person worship, our protocols continue to be important. Masks will be required to be worn in the building and during worship. Please RSVP so we know you will be attending. You can enter at either the main entrance under the carport or at the back WCA entrance. A Welcome Team member will greet you, check you in, and take your temperature. An usher will help you find a seat so that we can maintain safe distancing in our worship space.
We know that most of our congregation will want to continue to worship online. We will continue to livestream our service as we have, knowing that this is a wonderful way for us to worship and praise God not only with our members but with many guests who have been worshiping with us online during this time.
We are grateful for the faithfulness of our church families and the ways that the love of Christ has been alive in our midst.
Grace and Peace,
November 10, 2020
Dear Rowlett Family -
In keeping with our church’s procedures to respond to COVID-19, I wanted to inform you of a change in our worship schedule for this week. A few of our staff members have had exposure to an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. Because of the way this impacts our ability to lead worship, we have made the decision to not have in-person worship this Sunday, November 15, but will continue to have our normal livestream worship available online at 10:30. This will give our staff the opportunity to quarantine as needed and allow those who have had additional testing to receive their results. Assuming everyone is healthy, we should be ready to resume in-person worship again for Sunday, November 22nd. If there are additional changes that will impact our time together, we will notify the congregation next week.
Thank you for your continued flexibility during this unprecedented season. Our congregation has remained committed to staying connected as a church and has been dedicated to continue our work in the community. I am inspired by your faithfulness.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Pam White