Dear GWC Family,
We hope everyone is having a good week.
You may have noticed the CDC’s new guidelines regarding mask wearing issued on May 13, 2021. Their guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in most settings (which includes normal worship gatherings) while unvaccinated individuals should continue masking for the time being. Similarly, Patton Township lifted their previous masking ordinance to align with the CDC guidelines on May 19, 2021. Consequently, masks will be optional for worship services and group gatherings at the GWC building from this point forward unless things change.
We ask that everyone be familiar with the new CDC guidelines and act in accordance with them as God’s Word and Spirit lead. We will not be seeking proof of vaccination or questioning others about their status and ask you to do the same. More importantly, we encourage everyone to be mindful of others and live out the ethics of Romans 14, Ephesians 4:1-3, and Philippians 2:1-11. We understand that there are different perspectives and convictions regarding vaccinations and the handling of the pandemic. Thank you for pursuing God and considering others in making decisions and demonstrating grace. It’s important to us to preserve unity as we walk together in faith to accomplish God’s will and witness for Christ in our community.
We’re also collecting input and considering how we might best manage COVID-19 procedures for children’s ministry moving forward. For the time being, we’ll continue to follow our existing measures in the children’s ministry wing and will update you in advance on any changes we make. We continue to monitor pandemic conditions and will update you in advance with any church wide changes to our safety measures as well. Worship services will continue to be live streamed for all who need or choose to participate online at his time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue navigating these considerations and decisions. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions or concerns. And let us continue to pray for the Lord to deliver us from this pandemic as we serve as intercessors of His grace during this time.
Trusting Jesus with you,
ABOUT Grays woods church
Grays Woods Church aspires to be a Christ-centered community. Jesus serves as the basis for all we believe and value. He is the hope of the world and we desire everyone to experience a meaningful life and the joys of knowing Him. We band together through the ups and downs of life while striving to live His way and for His glory.
Grays Woods Church
939 Grays Woods Blvd
Port Matilda, PA 16870