Phase 1 of reopening is intended to limit risk and observe COVID contractions go down in our community. Here is what you need to know about our Phase 1 Reopen Action Plan:
Attending Andover SDA In-Person: What to Expect
We are still in a spreading pandemic. Church attendance is considered a high-risk activity. We are in Phase 1 of reopening, intended to limit spread of COVID-19 and provide reliable tracing for anyone who may test positive. Here is what you need to know about Phase 1:
Worship time is 11 am.
Attendance is limited to 50 people.
Seating will be socially distanced, and ushers will direct seating.
Masks are required in order to attend worship at church, as well as a quick health screening. (Children under age of 2 are not required to wear a mask).
Children will remain with their family group for the worship time.
Sabbath school classes will continue online via Zoom, beginning at 9 am. You can attend a class online from home and then come to church for worship. Classes and Zoom links are at the end of this newsletter.
It is recommended that you RSVP to attend worship at church, in order to avoid having to turn anyone away once capacity is reached.
CONTINUE DAILY AND WEEKLY WORSHIP WITH THESE ONLINE WORSHIP ALTERNATIVES:
The Minnesota Conference is offering a weekly Sabbath Service live-stream message from Elder Justin Lyons, the Conference President. You can watch this live-stream message at 11 am: https://www.mnsda.com
Pioneer Memorial Church's live-streaming worship presentations at 9 am and 11:45 Eastern Time, are available both on Facebook Live and their website: https://www.pmchurch.org.
Have you checked out our YouTube channel AndoverSDA yet? Find the latest episodes of Grace Hope Peace & Love, subscribe and share with friends!
Thank you to our healthcare workers!
Click here for our appreciation video for all in our church family who work in healthcare!
FoodPantries.org is a website that gives information on food pantries closest to you. Click here to check out the pantry in your area for food you need, and for ways in which you can give and volunteer.
Pastor Adam Breiner is reaching out to Andover SDA members and friends with a Daily Hope Devotional posted to your e-mail account. Contact Pastor Adam to receive this daily message of hope: firstname.lastname@example.org
The church building will stay closed for all events until July 11, 2020.
We will reengage in stages. Stage 1 will follow very stringent precautions to protect each other until we see the curve of new infections go down to a point we can relax these precautions and go to Stage 2.
We will be live-streaming our worship time so that you can safely participate in worship at home without taking risks you may not be ready to take, or for any of us needing to quarantine because of health or work reasons.
We will continue to offer Wednesday Night Life and Sabbath School classes online via Zoom so everyone can participate in these gatherings.