(News: May 2, 2020)
Trinity has been livestream-only for our worship services since March 22, 2020. With the recent implementation of reopening plans for Texas by Governor Abbot, we our ready to slowly resume ministry activities, beginning with church services.
Summary: We will use the rest of May to slowly return to socially-distant worship in the auditorium and then begin phasing in Sunday School in June. During this whole time we will continue to offer livestream worship as well.
Details: (also see the detailed guidelines in the full letter)
Beginning on Sunday, May 10, 2020 we will again welcome people to come to the building for worship, with strict guidelines on social distancing and sanitization. Beginning on June 7, 2020 we will begin offering some Sunday School and nursery options, yet to be decided.
Distancing will be accomplished by setting up the chairs in groups of two or four using a spacing pattern that will give six feet of separation. Groups who are already in a house-hold larger than four will be free to gather nearby chairs and sit in their group. We recommend that contact with others outside your household be from a distance of six feet or more.
Sanitization will be accomplished by careful cleaning of the church on Saturday, by encouraging washing on arrival, by the provision of hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray, and by encouraging the wearing of personal face masks.
We recommend that people return to worship slowly, with caution. All who are vulnerable or at-risk, those over 65, those caring for at-risk people, those with symptoms of illness, and those exposed to confirmed COVID-19 cases are encouraged to use the livestream option until we (as a church and a culture) see how this reopening goes. In addition, we encourage parents of younger children to evaluate whether their children will be able to follow the distancing guidelines.
Thanks for your support during this time transition
Bob DeGray, for the elders