Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

September 10 | Sunday School Update

Dear Friends, We look forward to the resumption of our Sunday School program this coming Lord’s Day. Children’s Sunday School classes are located in the basement classrooms.  The sustained close proximity of children in the basement classroom during the 45 minutes of Sunday School presents unique challenges as we seek to limit opportunities for the spread of the Delta Variant of the Covid virus in the face of a significant increase in cases in Fairfax County.  Teachers will be taking…

September 3 | Update – Fall Ministries and Safety Measures

Dear Friends, We look forward to church life this fall, in which we will be scaling up some of our ministries.  At the same time, we need to take reasonable measures to protect the vulnerable from the Covid delta variant. Below is an update on how selected ministries will function this fall, together with a reminder of the measures we will take to protect those at risk.  Generally, the church will exercise some safeguards at an institutional level, but many…

August 6 | Update from the Pandemic Safety Task Force and Session

Dear Friends, We continue to trust the Lord in the midst of Covid variant developments. We know He will sustain us and will continue to give us grace as we seek to move forward together. We are monitoring the evolving situation regarding the Covid Delta variant, as well as the directives and recommendations coming from the federal, state and local authorities regarding safety and best practices. On August 3, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors issued a recommendation, taking…

June 11 | Masking Policy Update

Dear Friends, Thank you for your faithfulness and charity in walking forward through the challenges of Covid-19 and the mitigation measures.  This email updates Grace’s masking policy to fully track with directions from Governor Northam and the CDC.  Current guidance states that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks.  For unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated people, the Commonwealth of Virginia recommends but does not require masks.  We continue to support the guidance of our civil authorities while also recognizing…

May 21 | Important Re-Opening News

Dear Friends, We are very grateful that church life will soon take a big step back toward normal, as Governor Northam has now acted to lift most COVID restrictions after May 28. Here is how church life will look once the restrictions are lifted. All changes mentioned are effective Sunday, May 30 unless otherwise noted. Sunday Schedule Worship services will continue to be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. throughout the summer. Sunday School will resume in…

April 23 | Reopening Plans

We are hopeful! As more people are vaccinated and we see COVID numbers generally improving, we have begun plans to expand the ministry offerings at Grace Church.  We are excited to share our goals for the coming months: + Outdoor Coffee fellowship – Starting April 25 (this Sunday!) + Nursery for 11 AM Service – Starting June 6 (expanding to other services if we have enough volunteers) + Sunday School for Adults and Children – Starting Sept. 12 In the…