As COVID case numbers in Ohio continue to drop and more people receive the vaccine, we’re nearing a return to normal life and full in-person fellowship. This is encouraging news as many of us are reaching the limit of quarantine fatigue.
In the past few weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Mike DeWine announced new guidelines that will inform our recommendations for in-person meetings. For example, groups that have been fully vaccinated can meet in person, indoors, without masks.
Here is the CDC web page with a full explanation of its newest guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/
Obviously, every group is unique. Home Church leadership teams need to discuss and decide how to proceed.
Additionally, we will increase the size of our CTs up to 30 percent of each venue’s max capacity while still maintaining social distance between households. We plan to scale up our CTs in adult ministry over time, so we can safely accommodate more childcare.
As we near the end of this trying season of ministry, we want to encourage you with the words of the Apostle Paul. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9).