Masks No Longer Mandatory – Information about Attending Sunday Services in Person

The People’s Church regathering team met on January 24, 2023 to review current science and public health recommendations and review our current COVID related procedures. Given the high rates of vaccination in our church community and the currently low rates of COVID transmission in Kalamazoo County, we have made some adjustments to our procedures and expectations of one another.

Beginning in February, MASKS WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED at People’s Church – including on Sunday mornings during service and Religious Education classes. Anyone is, of course, still welcome to bring and wear a mask based on their own needs and preferences.

We know that everyone is assessing the risks of this moment differently and making the choices that are right for them. We will continue to offer multi-platform services for the foreseeable future as well as many programs, groups, and meetings on Zoom. We are committed to following scientific and public health guidance as we navigate this moment. We will give people accurate information about what they can expect at church so they can make informed choices. We strive to be as accessible as we can be to everyone in our People’s Church community.

If you have questions about any of this, please be in contact with the Regathering Team. The members are Marti Peters-Sparling, Donna McClurkan, Rev. Rachel Lonberg, Gary Heckman, Greg Feldmeier, and Melissa Emrich.

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