Skye Gordineer, CGS Council Secretary
Sometime in March: Full stop on all in-person worship! “It’s okay, we’ll be back by Easter,” we told ourselves.
Mid April: No in-person worship until at least June 1st. “That’s plenty of time, can’t wait to see everyone,” we agreed.
Mid May: Online worship through July. “What’s two more months? We got this,” we said.
July: Continue what we are doing through September. “Yep. Okay. Sure,” we conceded.
Sigh. Well here we are in October and the council just voted to not meet in person until February. That will get us through the holiday season and hopefully into a new lower risk tier in Santa Clara. But it's sad to think that we will not have in-person worship for almost a year at that point.
Okay, we can’t meet for in-person worship… What CAN we do?
There are many ways that the CGS community can be together. There’s bible study every Wednesday. There is Zoom coffee hour after online worship. Don’t forget about Zoom Pub Theology on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The first ever Trek or Treat is coming up at the end of this month. Use Breeze to call up a CGS friend and chat. Organize a small CGS Zoom chat. Volunteer with the Safe Car Park that we are hosting this month. Join the Congregational meeting on November 22nd (We need your vote!). Do you have other ways you like to get together?
Finding different ways to be together is a challenge but also a chance for growth and to try new things. We will eventually be together again (February!?!?!?), in the meantime let’s get creative and reach out to one another.
Christ the Good Shepherd
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