MAY 20TH, 2021 UPDATE: Relaxing COVID-19 protocols at Grace Presbyterian Church.Click here for more info.
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Worship Service Plans & Guidelines

Updated on 5/20/21 (Please see Pastor Mark's full letter at the bottom of this page).

 

Effective May 20th, 2021 we are relaxing COVID-19 protocols at Grace Presbyterian Church in light of the CDC's recent COVID-19 guidelines and the State of New York adoption of those guidelines. Fully vaccinated persons will be able to enter Grace Presbyterian Church 's property without a mask. Those who have not opted-in to the vaccine program or who still have further time to become fully vaccinated, will continue to wear masks as before. 

 

Those who are fully vaccinated WILL NOT NEED to provide proof of vaccination. We ask that those who have opted-out of receiving the vaccination continue to wear a mask and social distance from others who are wearing masks and not from their household - as per CDC guidelines.

 

Registration is no longer required for anyone attending our worship service. 

 

We hope you will join us for our 10AM Worship Service! We have a nursery available as well as children's Sunday School. We are offering communion during our worship services on Sunday. 

 


A Letter from Pastor Mark (May 20th, 2021): 

 

It is with delight that I inform you that we will be relaxing COVID-19 protocols at Grace Presbyterian Church in light of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recent COVID-19 guidelines and the State of New York adoption of those guidelines.

 

Effective immediately, fully vaccinated persons will be able to enter Grace Presbyterian Church property without masks.

 

Those who have not opted-in to the vaccine program or who still have further time to become fully vaccinated will continue to wear masks as before.

 

Those who are vaccinated and wish to worship on Sundays WILL NOT NEED to provide proof of vaccination. 

 

We understand that some have opted-out of the vaccine program for reasons of conscience, and we fully support them in their stance. We welcome their continued presence at Grace Presbyterian Church. While we anticipate that the CDC will eventually relax mask restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated, we will continue to comply with the CDC’s guidelines. The virus is still prevalent, and it is more virulent, and we do not want to be the source of any spread.

 

The Session is aware that our membership may respond to this news in various ways. Some will say, “It’s about time!” while others will say, “I’m not so sure!” Wherever your feelings may lie, remember, we are the body of Christ, and our Lord calls for us to love one another. So we ask that there be unity even if our views differ. This is the way of Christ.

 

Now, there must be lots of questions, so we have and FAQ below.

 

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Mark Middlekauff

 

FAQ’s

1. Is there special seating?

No. You may sit anywhere you'd like. If you have opted-out of being vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear a mask and social distance from others who are wearing masks and not from your household.

4. Has registration for Sunday worship changed?

Yes. We no longer require registration for our worship service.

5. What if I am vaccinated but others in my family are not; or what if I am vaccinated and I wish to sit with someone who is not?

If you have been vaccinated and are sitting with members of your household who have not been vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask. If you wish to sit with someone who is not in your household and who has not been vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask per CDC guidelines.

6. What if I am vaccinated but prefer to continue to wear a mask?

You are free to continue to wear a mask.