The church executive board met on Friday December 11 and made the decision to suspend all in-person church services at the Carlisle First Church of the Brethren beginning this Sunday and continuing through Sunday January 3, 2021. This action was taken in accordance with new Pennsylvania state restrictions announced by Governor Wolf that are designed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This means that there will be no in-person church services at our church on Sunday December 13, Sunday December 20, Thursday December 24 (Christmas Eve), Sunday December 27 and Sunday January 3, 2021. This policy will of course be re-evaluated in early January 2021 to determine our policy going forward.
Church services at the Wolgamuth Church of the Brethren on Sunday December 13 and Sunday December 20 will continue to be available for viewing on the Wolgamuth Church Facebook page on those Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 A.M. A link to the service will also be provided via EMAIL for those who are not on Facebook for viewing at any time.
The Wolgamuth church will then also be suspending in-person services on December 27 and January 3. Pastor Doug will provide a virtual worship service for both churches for those Sundays. You will be able to access these services through a link sent to you via EMAIL and view them at any time.
Let me assure you that this was a difficult decision and was made with the primary concern for the safety of all of our members and friends.
Church Board Chairperson
The church executive committee met on Jan. 4 and decided to not re-open the church for in-person services on either Sunday Jan. 10 or Sunday Jan. 17. We will address the possibility of having in-person services beginning on Sunday Jan. 24 at the January church board meeting.