Coronavirus Update:

Eden Mennonite Church, Next Steps: June-August 2020

We are seeking to follow Jesus faithfully in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. We have based the following decisions on our own discernment of how to lovingly care for our community, both local and global, and on the recommendations of the CDC. All statements below are subject to change based on outside recommendations and internal discernment.

Out next steps, stated in brief outline:

  1. Eden will continue providing Worship-at-Home resources with accompanying videos through the month of June.
  2. Eden will offer worship outside the church building for the month of July

          a. Those who wish to gather outside may bring their own chairs and blankets to sit at appropriate distances in the grassy area on the south side of the building. Those who wish to participate while maintaining further distance may stay in their cars, parked around the grassy area. Please practice “social distancing” during these gatherings.

          b. Singing will be a part of our outdoor gathered worship.

          c. The building will be open during worship for use of the restrooms.

          d. The service will be video recorded, uploaded to YouTube, and shared with the congregation on Mondays.

          e. A version of each service will be shared as an At-Home version for those who cannot or wish not to attend the outdoor gathering.

3. There will be no Sunday school gatherings in the building through the end of August. Sunday school classes are welcome to gather outside the building, at their own discretion. ZOOM Sunday school will continue through the end of August.

4. The building will remain locked during the week through the end of July, but it is available to any individuals who would like to use it. Please contact the church office (345-8320, edenoffice@edenmennonite.org) to arrange for the building to be unlocked.

5. We will expect to use the building for group gatherings by the beginning of August. The precautionary practices to be used will be in place by then.

We thank you for your patience and support as we have made difficult decisions. We pray that you experience God’s presence in worship wherever that may be.

Eden Leaden Team and Pastors