As the pandemic progresses, this document will adapt. To read the most up-to-date version, please click on the link below.

The Vestry and Co-Rectors have been hard at work to prepare the spaces and policies to welcome you back as safely as possible. We have met with the Fire Marshall to determine our space capacity to align with the pastoral directive (linked above). We have cleaned out the sanctuary to make as few touch-points as possible. We have created an Emergency Plan in case of a positive case. We appreciate your patience as we take the time needed to make sure its ready for you when you decide the time is right.

It will be important for everyone to be aware of what the restrictions will be, when we do gather, and to cooperate with them so that everyone, no matter where they are on the spectrum of risk-tolerance, can make an informed decision about coming back, or not.

Our first, in-person, service is scheduled to take place outside on August 9, 2020 at 10am. The sign-up form to register for that service is: https://reopen.church/r/CXpWfsp1

Only one registration per household is needed.

If you choose to attend, please know that it will look a bit different than it did the last time you were in church. Because of the risk our presence together poses, we ask for your cooperation as we learn, together, how to "be church" amidst a pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Rectors or any member of the Vestry.

Please:

Check-in with the Host, we are required to keep a log of everyone who has attended in-person gatherings, so your patience is appreciated.

Bring your own lawn-chair and/or blanet to sit on. If you need assistance with getting your chair to your spot or setting it up, help will be available. An usher will excort you to an area that is at minimum 6 ft. away from any other household.

Bring your own mask (we will have a limited supply of hand-made cloth masks donated by the community for you to have if you don't already have one or forget yours) and keep it properly covering your face the whole time, except to commune.

Observe proper social distancing and refrain from touching anyone outside of your household. The usher will assit you in finding a good 6 ft. distance from your neighbor when you arrive. Thank you, in advance, for your patience.

Remain in your area for the entire service once your usher has led you to your spot (unless you need to use the restroom, no hall-pass necessary, just please observe the rules).

When it comes time for communion, please know that we will only be allowed to serve the host, no wine. The priest will give you instructions about how to recieve when the time comes. Again, this will take a bit longer, so thank you in advance for your patience.

After the dismissal, and this one will be challenging, we ask that you refrain from congregating and go directly to your car. We encourage you to set up a way to appropriately visit with your friends at a different time. We want to keep everyone safe.

The priest will not be having a reception line following the service but your Co-Rectors are permitted to resume 1:1s, with restrictions. If you desire a visit, please call or email them to set up a time.

The Church of the Holy Trinity

410 2nd St.

Manistee, MI 49660

(231) 723-2078

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