Here at All Saints Church our guiding principle remains to follow common sense risk reduction guidance for as long as we remain in a declared public health pandemic. In alignment with that guidance — and in order to keep our community safe and well — our in-person worship guidelines include:
- Masks are required at all times — both indoors and outdoors — on the All Saints campus.
- Both outdoor and indoor seating is available for services and communion will be served in both locations.
- Our expectation is that those entering the church will be vaccinated (if vaccination is available to them) and we require that masks be worn by all to protect the most vulnerable.
- Those seated indoors are asked to maintain social distance between individuals/households.
- If we reach seating capacity in the church, ushers will guide you to alternative seating areas.
- We ask you not enter if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever over 100.4°F or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or if you have had contact in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19.
As we engage in the process of “re-entering” our common life together at All Saints Church, some of us may need emotional support as well as scientific data we continue to process the experience of living in this Covid-19 era. Stories are at the heart of our faith, and we all have new stories to share. As we look more deeply at our own lives and the lives of others, especially during the pandemic, it’s important to share our experiences — and also to recognize that a diverse community includes diverse levels of comfort and readiness to return to in-person community. The following programs offer incremental options with the goal of easing anxieties around returning to church, by offering opportunities to share experiences.
- One-on-one conversations via phone or Zoom are always available for those needing pastoral support or encouragement. Call (626) 796-1172 to arrange an appointment.
- Drum Circle, in-person every Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m. on the lawn. Led by master drummer Brother Gerald Rivers. Bring your own drum, or borrow one on-site. No experience needed!
- Monday Night Meditation, Mondays, 6:40 – 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel. We practice quiet meditation between 7:15 and 7:45, followed by spontaneous prayers. Then, all who wish to share in reflection and experience around the night’s reading and practice. Betty Cole leads.
- Grief Support Group, Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., currently still on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87493548911?pwd=eUp3MjdIdThxYzREZXByQXlyeFpxQT09 – or join with Meeting ID: 874 9354 8911, Passcode: 636574. A confidential facilitated support group that is open to anyone experiencing a loss, be it a death, divorce, loss of a job, or something of a similar nature.
- Centering Prayer, Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. Currently still on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3418483274?pwd=WUpoVjZaMS9FTkJrclVneGtLaTEvdz09 – or join with Meeting ID: 341 848 3274, Passcode: welcome. Prayer time is done in silence for 20 minutes. Then we have a short reading from a Christian mystic followed by a period of reflection and discussion.
- Noonday Prayers, every Wednesday, 12 -12:30 p.m., currently on Zoom. Email email@example.com for link.
For more information — and to let us know of your particular concerns — please contact Thomas Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org