Updates and Info
"RETURN TO NORMAL" - AUGUST 8, 2021
Creekside Update - May 21, 2021 - Letter from Pastor Jason and Pastor Perry
"Dear Creekside Family,
As we prepare to wrap up the school year, we wanted to write to give you an update concerning our plan for getting all the ministries of Creekside fully opened without the need for the pandemic protocol. As you have likely heard, the CDC changed their guidance significantly last week regarding the need for masks and social distance for fully vaccinated people. Since Easter, we’ve seen more and more folks come back to in person worship, and we’ve seen a steady shift from the mask required side of our worship center to the mask optional side. As a result, we are adding more chairs to the mask optional side and will not ask you to social distance on that side. The mask required side will remain, with social distance, for now. We will likely decrease its size as we go along this summer, assuming the trend with the virus continues to go in a good direction, with the hope of not needing it at all once school starts back. Over the course of the summer, we invite and encourage the various groups/ministries within our church family to plan gatherings as folks are comfortable to do so, especially making use of outdoor opportunities on and off campus.
We are currently planning to reopen our Sunday Morning Bible Studies (Sunday School) on August 8 (the Sunday after school resumes in Forsyth Co.). It is our hope that we can also do away with the Covid protocol at that time. However, we are making a contingency plan for these classes/groups to resume even if some type of protocol must remain in place. Other ministries within the church will also start back up in that time frame (as they typically do). We are planning to bring Wednesday evening programming back on the Wednesday after Labor Day. Our earnest prayer is that when we celebrate Creekside’s 25th Birthday this September, we can do so with hugs and handshakes, marking a return to “normal.” Of course, we will have to adjust to whatever the coming weeks and months bring. We will continue to be guided by the CDC and seek the wisdom of our Church Council and Ministry Staff. Please join us in continuing to pray that God will bring healing to our nation and world.
We want to close by thanking you for your continued support, prayers, giving, and love for God’s Church at Creekside. This has truly been a uniquely challenging season, but by God’s grace our ministry has remained strong and our preschool and sports ministry have made it to the finish line of their school year. And we know that greater things are yet to come! If you haven’t made it back in person yet, please know that we can’t wait to see you as soon as you feel safe to venture out. We are at our best when we are gathered together!