Lifepoint Reopening Plan
Updated: June 4, 2020
Kitsap County officially moved to Phase 2 on May 28, a part of the phased approach to relaxing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guidance in our state. You can read more details of this plan here. In addition, the Governor’s Office released an addendum for Faith based organizations regarding phase 1 and 2. You can read more about this here.
The Church Board recently met to discuss what this means for us here at Lifepoint. After reviewing the Governor’s addendum, along with the new recommendations from our District Superintendent and the District Advisory Board, our leadership team has reaffirmed that our reopening plan is consistent with the guidelines provided by our State as well as our denominational leadership.
As we mentioned in our previous communications, our goals are to balance the desire to return to on-site worship while adequately protecting the vulnerable in our own congregation, as well as allowing us to show love to our neighbor by adopting measures that contribute to minimizing spread of the virus.
Please know that Lifepoint church leaders will continue in frequent conversations with our denominational leadership while diligently monitoring any changes in the state and federal guidelines so that we draw on the best of current wisdom for our congregation. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Again, we recognize the plan is limiting in many ways. However, our hope is that in this time, the Spirit will continue to give us creative ways to stay connected, minister to one another, and reach out to our neighbors in need. It is our hope that when these challenging days have passed, we will look back collectively with gratitude that we were able to be together again (“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’”). Additionally, we want to be thankful for the ways God used this time to form us and spark within us new patterns of Christian obedience.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Sherwin Rulloda
Church Board Members:
Bill Carlson, Church Board Secretary
Bob Kollars, Finance Chair