Effective Sunday, June 13th wearing a mask inside the church will be optional when seated or standing at your seat, such as during worship.
This transition comes within the context of the City of Chicago’s “reopening” on Friday, June 11th, which significantly reduces the settings in which face coverings are required. This revised policy also comes in light of updated guidelines from other health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
When going to the restroom or moving throughout other parts of the building, we ask that everyone continue to wear a face mask whenever possible. Volunteers working in the Children’s Ministry, as well as children, are asked to continue wearing face masks, pending any additional guidance that we receive from health officials.
A reminder: please stay home if you are feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19 (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or body aches, headache, nausea, etc.)
We are sensitive to the varying levels of comfort / discomfort experienced by individuals, either in wearing a mask or not wearing a mask. We are grateful for the love and respect that has prevailed during this difficult period, and we encourage all to continue to model that you before me Christ-like spirit.
Our mask policy is an evolving process, based on a number of factors, including:
federal, state and local health guidelines;
review and consideration of other churches’ policies; and
prayerful discussion amongst church members, including Elders and Deacons.
We will continue to provide updated communication on this important subject, including during services. Meantime, we invite you to contact any church leader, including Pastor Kent and Pastor Jon, with questions, concerns, or anything else that you would like to communicate.