IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM OUR RELAUNCH TEAM

Latest update 10/20/2021.....

Aldersgate Family, 

 

With the recent update from Fairfax County, which recommends all people regardless of vaccination status to be masked for indoor gatherings, we at Aldersgate are taking necessary precautions to respond. After reflecting upon the Fairfax County and Virginia Annual Conference guidelines, our Relaunch Team has decided to make a few changes. With this in mind, we will once again be requiring all individuals, above age two, to wear a mask for any event inside the church building. The mask requirement does not extend to events held outside the church or off property, however, we do ask that unvaccinated individuals be masked. 

 

This change will go into effect starting this Sunday, October 24th. As you prepare for these changes here are some things you can expect:

  • Food and drink are now allowed indoors for all gatherings except during Sunday morning worship activities. Food and drink should be individual in nature. 

  • We will continue to require masks for indoor gatherings in accordance with state and local guidelines. We will continue to monitor our situation and make adjustments as needed.

For any clarification around these guidelines or questions for the Relaunch Team, please send them to jon@aldersgate.net.

 

This change will go into effect starting this Sunday, August 8. As you prepare for these changes here are some things you can expect:

 

  • Singing in worship and music groups can still perform for in-person worship as long as individuals are masked. 
     

  • Those leading worship through liturgy and preaching will be able to unmask while they lead and will remask once finished. 
     

  • Pews will not be taped off for social distancing at this time. 
     

  • Eating and drinking should be limited to outside events at this time.

Latest update 8/5/2021.....

Aldersgate Family, 

 

With the recent update from Fairfax County, which recommends all people regardless of vaccination status to be masked for indoor gatherings, we at Aldersgate are taking necessary precautions to respond. After reflecting upon the Fairfax County and Virginia Annual Conference guidelines, our Relaunch Team has decided to make a few changes. With this in mind, we will once again be requiring all individuals, above age two, to wear a mask for any event inside the church building. The mask requirement does not extend to events held outside the church or off property, however, we do ask that unvaccinated individuals be masked.

 

 

 

In the words of Methodism's founder, John Wesley, we are called to "do no harm." Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant. 

 

Peace,

Pastor Jon & Paul Amos (Lay Leader)