We are so grateful we have been able to meet as a church in person since June 7. We have been staying updated with the health department and city ordinances in regards to public meetings. At this time all counties in Nebraska are in Phase 4 with the exception of some aspects of Phase 3 in Lancaster County. Masks are highly recommended for churches but not required.
Our pastoral team at City Church desires to take the whole counsel of Scripture into account regarding working with governing authorities, including Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17. We are requesting that the congregation take personal responsibility for their behavior, as we do not plan to police people individually on this issue.
In regards to children’s ministry, efforts will be made to help children who arrive with masks on to keep them on, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to enforce that for all individuals at all times. Children without masks will be welcomed to take part as well.
It is the responsibility of parents as to whether they have their children wear masks or not. If you are uncomfortable with this, your children are most welcome to worship in the sanctuary with you. Activity packets are available at Kid Check to help keep them engaged.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we walk through these difficult times together. If you have any questions or concerns on this topic, please send those to email@example.com , noting that it is a message for the pastors.
Our leadership is vigilantly observing trends as we meet each week, and we are flexible to make any necessary adjustments week-by-week as needs change.