Coming to our Indoor Sunday Worship Service
A letter from our Congregational Pastor, James Watson, on June 19, 2021
A lot has changed in the last few days and has given us hope that we are now returning to some semblance of normal. On June 15, the State of California - Health and Human Services Agency issued new guidance for protecting citizens from COVID-19. Additionally, the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) has provided resources on how to interpret the various guidelines that are unique for churches.
Essentially, it is now up to North Hills Church to make the decision regarding what’s best for the congregation on Sunday morning and for other church-related ministries. For the last 15 months, we have made wise decisions we believe have protected the North Hills family from the risk of COVID-19. During this time, the vaccine has been distributed to most of California and over 70% of residents are now vaccinated.
Starting on June 20, whether or not to wear a mask during the Sunday Worship Service and other church-related ministries is a personal choice.
Many will likely continue to wear masks while others will choose not to. Many may choose to attend in person, while others may choose to stay at home and watch online. We know you will make the decision that is best for you and your family. We will also continue to live stream our worship services on the North Hills YouTube channel moving forward.
However, we ask that you continue to monitor your own health and the health of your family. If you have had any COVID-19 symptoms in the previous 24 hours, we ask that you not attend in person.
I love you all and look forward to seeing you on Sunday. If there is anything I can do for you in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office at (707) 644-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Hills Indoor Service Guidelines
Do not attend if you feel sick or have experienced any COVID-like symptoms in the last 24 hours. If you develop COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending a gathering you should notify North Hills by sending an email to email@example.com as soon as possible. You may be contacted for additional information.
Fresh air circulation will be increased by opening doors, as much as possible.
Everyone should frequently wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
Restrooms will be available but will be limited to 2 people at a time.
Shared items should be minimized.
Food and Drink:
No coffee will be provided on Sunday mornings. However, you may bring your own.