The human spirit will endure sickness;
but a broken spirit—who can bear?
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
— Proverbs 18:14-15
In-person services have been cancelled.
The global pandemic has seriously affected all areas of our lives. COVID-19 is a completely different kind of disease that is extremely contagious. It is very dangerous for people aged 65 and up. It causes tiny blood clots throughout the body, even in otherwise asymptomatic patients. We don’t know why young people and children are less likely to get it. We don’t know why some otherwise healthy young people and children get extremely ill. We don’t know if immunity is permament. We will need to reimagine and restructure church services so IT IS SAFE!
Our current way to KEEP THINGS SAFE is to hold worship online. We are creating youtube videos every week which follow the usual order of service, and cataloging them here: Online Services
We are hoping to reinstate worship services in-person when King County moves to stage 3.
guidelines for Religious organizations
Music and COVID
The Science Behind Orchestras’ Careful COVID Comeback (Wired, June 8, 2020)
Aerosol Emissions and Performing Musicians (National Federation of State High School Associations)
COVID-19 and what we know about the disease
Case Histories/superspreader events
Churches Emerge as Major Sources of Coronavirus Cases (New York Times, July 8, 2020)