All Saints’ Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Sunday worship

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, All Saints Church has followed state, local and diocesan regulations and the counsel of the best scientists and public health professionals in creating our parish protocols and procedures. We have also been blessed to have Dr. Nicole Gatto, an associate professor in the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University, assisting us directly in that process.

We will continue to rely on all those resources as we move forward, taking what our Bishop John Taylor has called “incremental steps back to a future that has yet to be discovered.”

We will move forward together toward that future with increased vaccination and immunity rates, expanding opportunities for coming together as gathered community — both in person and virtually — and new opportunities for mission and ministry in line with and framed by our values of Radical Inclusion, Courageous Justice, Joyful Spirituality and Ethical Stewardship.

We share Bishop Taylor’s hope that with appropriate safety protocols in place, indoor, in-person worship will be possible by Homecoming — with incremental steps toward that goal happening in the weeks and months to come. Decisions about re-opening for in-person worship will be made by the Rector in line with protocols developed using the process outlined above, in consultation with wardens and staff and taking into account the capacity of staff and parishioners to provide both online and in-person opportunities for worship.

Changes in policy and new stages of re-opening will be communicated on this page of the website and through email announcements to the congregation. The “why” will be communicated along with the “what.” Any questions about existing protocols should be directed to Sally Howard. Any feedback in general or questions about re-opening in specific should be directed to the Rector.

See the official updated protocols.

Loving God, we pray for this church community in this time of challenge. Deliver us from simply desiring to go “back to normal,” and give us grace instead to be open to the opportunities that your Spirit brings in this time of separation. Grant that we may come out of this crisis with open eyes, more fully available to the needs of those most vulnerable and those whose labor we have always depended on. Give us creative hearts to embrace and carry forward the new ways we have found to connect with one another; and in your good time bring us safely back together as a people renewed in the knowledge of your faithfulness and abiding love and strengthened for the work ahead. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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