Spring is springing up! The most recent Covid surge has passed and many of us are looking at signs of new life and new hope with eager expectation.
As many restrictions completely lift, this is an opportunity to pause and re-imagine what accessibility looks like in your context. Mask and capacity mandates have expired. Life is returning to "normal."
But what about those, who for any number of reasons are unable to reach the "normal" finish line? What work are you doing to ensure that worship is accessible for all—for all bodies, all minds, all capabilities, and now also all vulnerabilities?
This document was shared with us from Lombard CRC in Illinois. They wrote this proposal for creating a separate worship space for those who remain cautious. It allows them to feel safe but also to embody worship by being physically present with others in a corporate worship setting.
This document could serve as a good starting point for conversation in your church about how we can continue to minister to those whose presence is vitally important in our worshiping communities but who are unable to take as much risk as others.
How can we not walk away from the race after crossing our own finish lines but instead continue to make a safe path and a loving cheering section for those still on the course?