Hello Church,

I want to begin by letting you all know how much we miss seeing you.
We look forward to the day when we can get together again.
And that is the purpose of this email to bring you up to speed on our plans.

After reviewing the church surveys (and thanks for the many responses), we, the staff and elders, are working on a 4 phase plan which we hope is prudent, practical and as inclusive as possible.

Phase 1: Online or virtual.
For the next several weeks we will continue offering our virtual connection on Social media and our website.

Phase 2: A “drive-in” service in the parking lot.
In the first part of June (more exact details to follow) we hope to be able to conduct a shortened drive-in service on our parking lot once we have the teams in place and the people ready to go. This will take place at 9:30 AM (note time change)! We plan to have communion (in pre-packaged containers) available or you are welcome to bring your own if you’d like.
We need some helpers to pull this off. We need at least 4 parking attendants, several communion preparers and helpers, about 4 people to help with set-up and tear down who can come an hour early and tear down afterwards.
If you are able to help please email us to let us know at info@midriverscc.org.
We do ask a couple of things as we approach our drive-in service opportunity.
We ask that families utilize restrooms at home prior to coming. The church building will be primarily closed and on restricted use only for everyone’s safety.
We ask that you stay in your cars and practice social distancing. You could bring a lawn chair and sit near your cars if you so choose. This service will be weather permitting. If weather does not permit we hope to have an online or virtual stream as a back-up. If you have any questions feel free to call or email the office.

Phase 3: Modified service in church building
During this time we will encourage social distancing and other safety protocols, encourage wearing of masks, etc. This would be a modified and shortened service as well. More details will be forthcoming as we near this phase.

Phase 4: A full return to church
This will occur when the time is right for a full operational return to church. Of course, this will be dependent on CDC and local guidelines and safety measures.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Bob Williams