Friends, The week before last we announced that, while we had several members of our community test positive for COVID-19 who had attended September 27th but had not attended on October 4th. I said that as long as positive cases were limited to that one Sunday we could continue to gather for Sunday morning worship and if we became aware of a positive case in someone who attended after the 27th we would have to postpone in person services.
Unfortunately, we have learned of two people in attendance since September 27th who have tested positive for COVID. This means we will be suspending in-person worship. For now our goal is to take 2 Sundays off (Sundays, October 18 and 25) and return to in-person services on Sunday, November 1st, however we need to remain flexible as the ongoing situation within our church community and the community around us will determine whether or not we are able to return safely in November.
In the meantime, we will continue to stream Sunday morning worship on our Facebook page and our website. If you cannot access these online services please contact the office and we will make figure out a way to accommodate you. We will also continue to allow outside gathering and gathering of fewer than 10 people at the church with the expectation that everyone will wear their masks and practice social distancing.
Please continue to pray for one another, for Gretna United Methodist Church, and for the greater area we serve. We love you and need you take care of yourselves so we can all take care of each other.