The last several months have been a growing experience for the WABC congregation. Since the middle of March, we have been meeting virtually via Zoom and YouTube. The participation of the congregation during this time has demonstrated that the CHURCH is not a building but the body of believers in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Restrictions are being lifted for many businesses and churches to resume. On Wednesday, May 27th the Diaconate, Elders and staff met to discuss the “WHEN and How” we should return to meeting together for Sunday Worship. The leadership consensus was to cautiously begin the process of resuming worship in the church building.
We plan to reopen on Sunday, June 21. While we look forward to this opportunity, the first phase of our regathering requires some adjustments from all of us for reasonable safety.
We would ask that you take the time to read this letter so that we can truly join together in one accord to worship the Lord in unity.
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am.
Other ministries such as Sunday School/ABF, Nursery or a Coffee Bar will restart as we adjust to reopening. Restarting these important ministries will be addressed on a weekly basis as we learn.
Join us online if you have been exposed to COVID-19, are feeling sick, or are at all uncomfortable about returning. Live Stream via the Washington Avenue Bible YouTube channel will continue. There is no condemnation if you chose to not initially rejoin. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCti_3YkHCAf0switJ834ROA
Practice Social Distancing. Sanctuary seating will accommodate social distancing per CDC guidelines. Families are encouraged to sit together.
Wearing a Face Mask is recommended. The Secretary of Health is not requiring the wearing of masks for those who attend a church service, but it is recommended. We ask you to take personal responsibility for yourself and your family while respecting others who are around you.
Offering will be collected via the offering boxes, online giving or mailing checks to the church. To give click on https://app.clovergive.com/app/giving/WABC149394 or Text us a gift at 717-883-6538 and a link will be sent to you.
Fellowship after the worship service will occur outside the church building.
Youth Group – will resume meeting in person as youth leadership determines the parameters.
Life Groups – Since these are small group gatherings each group can decide accordingly.
Please contact one of the elders if you have further questions.