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As we reflect upon the journey we’ve made together over the past several months, we are grateful for your faithfulness to the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself.”


August 9, 2021

New COVID-19 Protocols

On August 8, Cathy and I met with the COVID-19 Task Force (Made up of 5 Hyde Park Community UMC Medical Professionals) to discuss current conditions and receive input on a plan for moving forward.  Subsequently, on Monday, August 9, it was recommended to the SLB and the SLB approved the following protocols:

  • Require social safe distancing, per CDC guidelines, which will include every other pew seating in the sanctuary (unavailable pews will be taped off). 
  • Refreshments between services will continue to be suspended until further notice (will be reviewed at the September 13 SLB meeting).
  • At the discretion of the Director of Music Ministry, choirs can resume singing in worship if singers are masked and socially distanced  (the 8:00 service with the Wesley Choir will resume Rally Day, September 12).
  • Masks are highly Recommended, for public indoor gatherings, and for congregational singing.
  • Classes and small groups can continue to meet in person; however, it is strongly recommended that individuals wear masks.   Furthermore, Thursday edition, and First Friday Fellowship will resume this fall; it is strongly recommended individuals wear a mask when not seated at table and/or eating.

In addition, The COVID-19 Task Force affirms the following CDC guidelines for protecting individuals and communities:

Get fully vaccinated

Safe social distancing 

Wearing masks

Hand sanitizer

Through Christ,

Rev. Dr. Cathy Johns, Rev. Doug Johns,

& The Servant Leadership Board of Hyde Park Community UMC

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