Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born!

Church members, friends, and neighbors:
With the joy and promise of Christmas fast approaching, we are thrilled to be able to confirm that our Christmas Eve and other end-of-Advent services will proceed as scheduled.

Like you, our church leaders have been watching closely the most recent spike in local Covid cases. After much prayerful deliberation, discussion of the science, and renewed consideration of our Covid protocols, we are confident that we can welcome you to Christmas Eve services in our sanctuary that are both joyful and safe for all.

We would love to see you for our Family Pageant service at 5 o’clock on December 24 or at our meditative service with Communion at 10 o’clock.

For the health and well-being of all, we ask you to follow these simple steps:
*If you have any symptoms of flu or Covid, even if extremely mild,please stay home unless you’ve received a negative Covid test since your symptoms started.
*If you haven’t already, consider adopting a regular Covid testing regimen. Testing helps to reduce the risk of sharing the virus with others before you are aware you’re infected.
*Think about upping your masking game. If you currently wear a cloth mask, consider switching to a surgical, N95, or KN95 mask or wearing a surgical mask under your cloth mask.
*It can be really hard to keep our distance from dear ones we haven’t seen in a long time. But . . . please do your best and, at the very least, ask permission before hugging or shaking hands with someone.
*We will continue to require that everyone remain masked throughout the services; we will maintain social distance from those outside our households; and we will not sing as a congregation.

Last Christmas Eve we all stayed in our homes and watched a live stream of a pared-down service. This year, those of us who choose to will be able to gather safely in person while everyone else–people near and far–can worship from their homes on YouTube.

And all of us, no matter where we are, will receive good news of great joy for all the people. Glory to God in the Highest!