At the church board meeting on September 15 the board passed two motions changing the COVID-19 guidelines for the church. First, a motion was passed to allow congregational singing during the morning service. Masks must remain in place while singing and congregants are asked to sing softly to help prevent the possible spread of virus particles. Secondly, a motion was passed to allow Sunday school classes to begin meeting again on Sunday mornings. The guidelines for children’s Sunday school classes will be the same guidelines which are being followed by the nursery school classes that meet in our building. Children’s temperatures will be taken upon entering the building and masks and social distancing will be required in the classes. If parents have any concerns about their children’s health they should not have them attend Sunday school classes. Adult Sunday school classes are now also permitted, with masks and social distancing rules also applicable to these classes.
The Church Board has announced the reopening of our church facilities for corporate worship. The tentative date of July 12th, 2020 has been selected for reopening the church. Along with this announcement, a set of reopening guidelines has been prepared. Church members and friends are welcomed to attend services on this date.
The guidelines are attached to this post. Please review them to familiarize yourself with the guidelines before your first service back in the sanctuary.CCOB COVID19 Re-opening Guidelines July 2020.final
Consistent with the direction from the US Center for Disease Control and the Governor of Pennsylvania’s recent statement on the COVID-19 virus threat, the decision has been made by leadership of the Carlisle First Church of the Brethren to suspend worship services, starting Sunday March 15th, 2020. Please check back to see when this suspension is lifted.