"LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR"
While continuing our live-streaming and post-service, online meeting opportunities, we are welcoming in-person attendance on Sundays at our new school site, Painted Desert Montessori Academy (praise God for his amazing provision!). For those interested in gathering, we wanted to provide some guidance in light of the pandemic.
As you know, the virus is once again surging, in AZ, as well as across the nation. As a church, we want to do our very best not to contribute to these numbers by meeting together. Even though there are some differences of opinion in the general public about navigating this pandemic, it seems prudent to err on the side of caution and follow the mitigating strategies that have become commonplace, those recommended by our public health officials. As most of you know, those are...
1. Hand washing. If you are attending this Sunday, please use the hand sanitizer station when you first enter the main building.
2. Mask wearing. Once you exit your car on Sunday, please wear a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth at all times while on campus (if you need a break from the mask, feel free to step outside at any time).
3. Social distancing. Please avoid touching others and maintain a reasonable distance while interacting. Chairs will be spaced appropriately beforehand. Also please avoid 'clustering' afterwards.
There are, of course, other common sense guidelines to keep in mind, like 1) don't attend if you do not feel well or have not felt well within the last few days (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, difficulty breathing, etc.), and 2) do not attend if you have been exposed in the last 14 days to anyone who has tested positive for the virus.
Brothers and sisters, none of us likes these restrictions, but simple sacrifices like these, for the good of others, are something with which we as followers of Jesus should be well acquainted. And let's pray for and give thanks for those working on the frontlines of this pandemic, that by God's grace, their efforts may lead to an easing of restrictions in the coming months. For our part, may God be glorified as we love and protect one another, the PDMA community, as well as our community at large.
Please feel free to contact any of the elders if you have questions.
Excited to connect with you this Sunday,