Small Group Changes
The governor is set to announce new restrictions on gatherings this Thursday (October 15). She says that the state has not met its goals for reopening in the last several weeks, so she wants to put more restrictions in place to help put us back on target.
That said, the biggest hit is in scaling down group sizes from 10 back down to 5.
The small group model I'm using allows for 7 teens, Masha and myself and one other adult/college student. This won't work under the new rules coming out. So, we're going to have to break down our small groups even further. We could call them "Tiny Groups" or something else.
The new model we'll have to go with will allow for 2-4 people per group. If there are 4 wanting to go together, then it will just be me going too. If the group is 2-3, then both Masha and I will be there. Instead of meeting in one of our park locations, we have a bit more freedom since our groups are smaller. Instead of meeting with 1 group a week, we're going to do 2 groups a week. We will still rotate through, so you can expect to have a meeting once every ~3-4 weeks.
Those of you who have signed up, I'll be in contact shortly to see group sizes, when and where we'd like to meet, and what things we'd like to include.
Those of you who are still considering, the decision just got easier. Think of a friend or two that you'd like to hangout with and we'll get in touch to set up a time and place.
We are still going to keep our Small Groups model. Presumably, in the short term future, we'll be allowed to meet in groups of 10 again. When that happens, we'll switch back over to the Small Groups model with the same parks and arrangements.
The news comes as a bit of a bummer since I was excited to have the chance to have groups going again. However, we're still committed to having groups of some sort, even if that means tiny groups for now. Thanks for your understanding, and we're looking forward to seeing you in person soon!
New Zoom Class - Book of Revelation
We're starting a new series on Sunday, July 12, focusing on the book of Revelation.
Ever wondered what Revelation is about and what all the cryptic symbology means? We're taking a look at one of the most interesting and confusing books in the New Testament to see what God's word is for us today.
Zoom Classes for Now
We have opened up the church building so we can worship together again. However, there are still government restrictions on what we can and cannot do. So, we won’t be able to have class in our room for a while. There’s a chance that we can do something outside, but for now, the plan is to continue using Zoom until restrictions relax some more. When the time is right, which I hope is sooner than later, we'll have our donut feast again!
Thanks to everyone working with us through the quarantine. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.