The Week of July 5th
Happy Independence Day Weekend!
This Sunday, July 5th, we have services in our facility. Unless there is some new government rule, or a huge uptick in the spread or lethality of COVID-19 in Michigan, we will be continuing to meet in person here at SonRise for the future- so you do not need to expect updates on that status.
As we head into July, there will be some changes in the way we process the COVID issue. We will still have someone at the entry scanning temperatures, and we do appreciate your cooperation with this process. We ask you to stay home if you are sick and catch the services on video.
Should you wear a mask? Well, that IS the recommendation of the CDC and doctors. I know that everyone CANNOT wear a mask due to medical reasons having nothing to do with COVID-19, but for those who can, we certainly recommend it. The point is to be courteous to, and observant of the safety needs of, those who are part of our church family. This is a church service, not a protest!
This week we will be posting our video a bit later- it will NOT be viewable at 10:30 am Sunday morning. Instead, we will be recording the worship service when it happens, having that recording edited and posted here and on our Facebook pages in the evening Sunday (or at the latest, Monday morning).
We will have no Common Coffee for several weeks. We will dismiss in a certain fashion that we ask you to help us with, and we encourage no close contact in the foyer. Kids ministry has restarted in person, though we still ask parents to not bring children who are sick. Of course, if you have children and are worried about potential COVID infections, we encourage you to keep them with you for service- kids are always welcome! Just as we have been doing for a while, we will not pass an offering plate, but instead encourage you to use the box, the safe drop or online giving.
This Wednesday, July 8th, we will be having our Fun in the Son Fireworks event! We will be providing burgers and dogs and something to drink, and you can bring side dishes- however, with COVID, whether you choose to share those side dishes or not is totally up to you. We plan to start fireworks at 9 pm. Please be advised that the weather forecast for the day is quite warm, so bring what you need to stay cool!
All Wednesday classes for Kids ministry, Epic Youth and the Adult Study will be back in their normal places and time slots on Wednesday, July 15th.
I will keep you up to speed as the days and situations develop.