As announced by Pastor Richard during the May 31 on-line worship service, the pastors and board of directors are not quite ready to announce a definitive date for a return to the modified, social-distanced, in-person worship services at Spirit of the Cross.
The top priority in these times of the coronavirus is to make decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of the Spirit of the Cross congregation and to make those decisions to the best of our ability with the best information available. We continue to analyze data about Madison County’s COVID-19 infection rates as published by the City of Huntsville and the Alabama Department of Public Health. We continue consultations with the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ in regards to the return and we continue to monitor construction progress on the new city parking lot that 80% of our congregation uses on Sundays.
Our plans are set in regards to the modified, social-distanced, in-person worship services. We are ready to roll. We are simply waiting on consistent positive data in regards to infection rates and, of course, the completion of the new parking lot. (The parking lot is going to be really nice.) Hopefully, we will be able to set a definite date sooner rather than later. We all miss the in-person gatherings and we anticipate with joy the announcement of return as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so.
We are people of the resurrection. There are signs of hope. Keep the faith. We will return. We will get through this. Grace and peace to all.