The results of an FPC congregational survey are in, with 194 responding, and the results are being shared by the Safety and Security Committee and its task force, “Open the Doors and There’s All the People” (ODTAP). As states and counties ease restrictions on church gatherings, caused by COVID-19, church leaders will consider the results as they continue to assess how and when it is safe to re-open the church campus for in-person worship and activities.
The ODTAP survey was an effort to get the congregation’s input on several
aspects of resuming live worship. The results were presented to session on June 23 and the decision was to continue to look for the hospitalizations to stabilize before naming a return date.
Karen Rayburn is chair of the Safety and Security Committee and also serves on its task force. Other task force members are Nancy Robohn, Kelly Ann Seaman, Joy Bedford and Dr. Lynn Azuma (medical consultant). Their work is focusing on a plan for return to church buildings. The plan will be reviewed and finalized by the entire Safety and Security Committee before it is presented to session. Information will be shared with the congregation through emails, the church web page, post office mailings and Facebook.