St. Peter’s will return to in-person worship when the State of North Carolina enters Phase 3 of its reopening plan.  The governor is scheduled to make an announcement regarding Phase 3 on Friday, July 17.  

To ensure a safe worshiping environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Worship Committee, and the Staff Parish Committee have worked with the pastor to compile some guidelines for resuming worship here at the church.  These guidelines can be downloaded at the link below. Please be sure to read through these carefully, and contact the church with any questions you may have.

Some important points to remember as we come back together:

  1. We will require masks or face coverings for worship.
  2. Because we are limiting the number of worshipers for safe physical distancing, we ask that you contact the church by this Friday (July 10) and let us know which service you plan to attend when we resume worshiping together.  We want to make sure we can accomodate all who wish to come.  If you are sick, or are not yet ready to return to worship, please stay at home.
  3. For those who are not yet ready to return to communal worship, please do not feel obligated to attend.  We will continue to offer online worship.  

These guidelines are not permanent, but will be in place until such a time as we can begin to safely move beyond the restrictions they put in place.  These rules may seem like an overly cautious approach to some of you, but we have chosen not to take any chances with this virus.  Dr. Larry Lawrence, a member of our COVID-19 Task Force, has said, “If we follow these guidelines, St. Peter’s will be one of the safest places for people to gather in our community.”  

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