Welcome: EPC Covid-19
Eastminster has resumed in-person worship and is allowing 40 attendees for the worship service.  We are following our Covid guidelines.  If you prefer to stay home we encourage you to join us virtually in worship each Sunday morning at 10 am via Facebook or YouTube. We all know that the church is not a building, but a family of believers who share the love of Christ with each other and our community. There continue to be opportunities for connection and spiritual growth through our small groups, which you can find out more about by signing up for our weekly newsletter.
 
We will be utilizing an online registration system in order to plan seating according to our social distancing guidelines. Each Monday, you will be able to register your family or household group online by using the link provided via email from Eastminster Presbyterian Church or here on Eastminster.com.  We will be limiting our registrants to a maximum of 40 attendees, so please register early. Seats will be arranged in household groups according to the registration list. 
 

While we are aware that our circumstances are ever-changing, here are the guidelines for our in-person worship attendees:

  •  If you have a fever, cough, or other possible symptoms of COVID-19, or have been recently exposed to a COVID-positive person, we welcome you to join our worship online instead of in-person.
  • Please wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 ft between individuals not from the same household.
  • Children and youth are welcome to sit with their families during worship as we are suspending our nursery services and use of our youth and children’s coloring tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • We will place an offering plate near the sanctuary entrance for you to place your offering instead of passing the offering plate. As always, you may mail us a check, or donate your offering online or Text “Eastminster” to 73256.
  • We will be utilizing our large overhead screens for scripture and hymn lyrics instead of offering church-provided bibles and hymnals. 
  • Our fantastic hand bell choir will be performing more frequently while congregational and choir singing are on hiatus. We also welcome any soloists or instrumentalists in the congregation who are willing to share their gift with the church during service to email Lucie at lucie@eastminster.com
  • We are temporarily postponing the traditional experience of communion until a time when Session has determined that it is safe to do so.
 

The church office will continue functioning, both virtually and in person.  Kelly Fluker will be present in the office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9-1.  

We still have options to connect and worship together.  We will continue to email an order of worship with links to music and other recordings on Sunday mornings.  In addition, we will be posting a recorded worship on     and   .  We will email church members a link each week so they can log in via computer, tablet or phone. 

Another way we’ll be church is tending to those who are most at risk.  The Congregational Care Team has a number of people who are available to take supplies to people’s homes. If you know someone in our faith community who could use help, either particular supplies or just a pastoral phone call, please reach out to Heather Taylor.

If you have questions about any of this, please contact one of our church staff or elders. More to come. Stay tuned. Be safe. Be the church!