Reopening At StoneBridge
A Word from David on Reopening
We will begin to open up StoneBridge for corporate gatherings again at our new building. We are excited to be able to do this and are looking forward to seeing those who are able to attend. To be clear, these gatherings will not look/feel like our gatherings pre-COVID. We aren’t there yet. However, we do believe we can begin to safely come together again in smaller settings, with fewer people per gathering, following Governor Kemp’s most recent Order regarding assemblies and social distancing as well as some other basic health protocols.
In order for us to re-open successfully we need everybody’s cooperation. I realize each individual has a different ‘tolerance level’ around COVID and the processes put in place to slow its spread. Some are very sensitive and follow all of the recommendations to the letter, others are less so and are more lax in their behavior. We are asking each of you to honor these guidelines regardless of how you feel about them. This is both a concrete expression of love of neighbor and is necessary if we are to open up again.
At the same time let me be explicit – you may get sick if you attend a corporate event. We hope not and we pray not. We will do our best to sanitize after each gathering and to encourage everyone to wash their hands and practice social distancing. However, none of those behaviors are guarantees against catching coronavirus (or any other virus.) If you attend a corporate event at StoneBridge you are taking a risk. Therefore, please do not attend any corporate events at StoneBridge if you are not comfortable doing so. This may go without saying, but I want to be clear: staying home does not mean you are fearful, you don’t trust God, you don’t love the Church, etc. It is not a sign of weak faith to avoid corporate gatherings. We will continue to broadcast all corporate services online and will welcome you back in-person at whatever time you are comfortable returning.
Some general guidelines for all StoneBridge events:
I know the above is not ideal, but it is the best we can do under the circumstances. As a staff we are deeply appreciative of your grace as we try to navigate these waters. Your input, your responsiveness, your encouragement, and your flexibility make it easier for us to move forward and we are grateful for that.
As always, complain to Kim and send any encouragement to me.
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At StoneBridge, we are committed to seeing our community transformed by God. We invite you to join us in this journey of personal and community transformation.