Deliberation about when to start on-site worship continues. At the September 15 Board meeting, various opinions were shared, and the thoughtful feedback was appreciated. The bottom line is that we miss being together, but Delaware County cases have spiked. The influx of BSU students has made our efforts to keep members safe even more challenging. Rev. Jason reminded us that the new 12 Disciples Gatherings now being offered outside are an opportunity for a safe number of people to greet one another in fellowship. Masks are required, and social distancing is maintained. If interested, please sign up for the next Gathering (watch for the date to be announced soon!). Streaming the service will continue regardless of when we return to the Sanctuary. We were already interested in adding such a technological feature, and the coronavirus crisis accelerated our efforts. Streaming will be a way for out-of-state friends to connect as well as local members who need to remain at home.

Thank you for looking after one another. Stay safe.

~Ann Wolfe, Moderator