A Letter from the Elders of Firebrand Church
Announcing the return to in-person worship services, 4pm Sunday June 21st.
We are excited to announce that we will be returning to in person worship, with restrictions, starting Sunday June 21, 2020 at 4pm at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Purdy (Directions). With the transition of Pierce County to Phase 2 under Governor Inslee’s COVID-19 recovery plan. As guests of King of Glory Lutheran we would like to be sure we are honoring both our elected leaders and our hosts in all that we do.
We understand if some of you feel safer staying at home. In fact, we encourage any of our members and visitors who are at high risk because of age or underlying health problems that make you more vulnerable to stay home. For this reason, we will be continuing to share the worship service online via livestream on Facebook (here). We just ask for your patience as we face the new challenge of transmitting the service from the church building itself. Thank you ahead of time for your grace.
For those who choose to attend in person we have some new requests to make of you so that we can follow the guidelines as outlined by the governor’s office, the CDC and the Department of Health and so that we can honor our generous hosts.
The facility at King of Glory will be cleaned and disinfected (including restrooms) before and after each service. We will be putting together groups of volunteers to do the after-service cleaning on a rotating basis. Please email or text Barb Reinhart if you are willing to serve in this capacity. All cleaning and disinfecting supplies as well as gloves will be provided by Firebrand.
Please be responsible to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before attending the church service. If you or any member of your family have any symptoms, especially fever, cough, body aches, loss of smell or taste, we ask that you do not attend.
Protective face masks are required for Firebrand paid staff. Under Governor Inslee’s COVID-19 recovery plan protective face masks should be worn and social distancing practiced by all attendees throughout the service. Please refrain from any physical contact with anyone outside your own family.
You will be asked to enter via the door next to the parking lot that enters into theFellowship Hall. Seating will be marked at six-foot increments so you can maintain social distancing during the service. We are limited to attendance of no more than 37 people in the Fellowship Hall. If we exceed that number we will have an overflow livestream area setup, but we may run into capacity limits; please bear with us as we try and host this moment well. Firebrand is required to make and keep a record of all attendees and visitors in case those records become necessary, sharing of contact information is entirely voluntary.
Access to the restrooms will be limited to 2 persons at a time. We ask that you maintain social distancing if you are waiting outside the restroom.
The kitchen will be closed. There will be no snacks or beverages provided at this time, but you are welcome to bring your own. If you do please be sure to dispose of any cups, napkins, wrappers and related items.
There initially will be no Children’s ministry. This will continue to be evaluated and communicated as changes are made.
We're really looking forward to meeting together for worship this Sunday.