Events and Programming Affected by Virtual Operation
Updated February 2nd
December 30, 2021
Dear Members of Wayne Presbyterian Church,
During this Christmastide we are observing COVID cases rising as people extend their social circles and two variants (Delta and Omicron) are circulating in the population. We are grateful that vaccines are mitigating symptoms, but we feel called to take steps to help limit COVID exposure within our church community. To accomplish this goal, we will be temporarily easing up on our in-person offerings, moving Worship, Programs and Committee meetings to virtual only for the next three weeks. Starting this Sunday, January 2nd, we will livestream one worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Our hope is that this timeline will provide time and space to watch post-holiday case numbers and safely re-engage in our in-person activities. There will be in-person Worship on January 23rd and subsequently Program and Committee meetings can resume in person the week of January 24th.
Our church has done a remarkable job of adapting to the challenges of the pandemic. Our prayer is that as we move into the New Year, we continue to support and encourage one another as the Body of Christ as we navigate these trying times together.
Rev. Dr. Richard Miller
The Women's Retreat is postponed until March 25th and 26th. The WinGS Spring Dinner will now be held as part of the retreat on March 25th.
Word before Work will delay their start until January 26th, and will offer a hybrid format.
Women in the Word will delay their start until January 26th, and will offer a hybrid format.
MOMs currently remains unaffected, and is set to begin on January 27th.
Book Club is postponed to January 30th, 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for in-person and January 31st, 7:00pm for a Zoom option.
TM3 will operate via Zoom for the first four Thursdays.
Joe Modica's class is postponed until January 23rd.
The Music Transforms Concert on January 16th will be postponed to a later date that is to be determined.
The start of rehearsals is delayed until Sunday, January 23rd, and will continue as usual from then on.
The Outley House Service Day on January 1st is cancelled.
The Town Hall on January 9th will be virtual-only via Zoom.
There is no Youth Group on January 2nd. There will be a Zoom meeting on January 9th and 16th, and there may be some chat groups set up for socializing.
There is no Confirmation Class on January 2nd. On January 9th and 16th, it will be via Zoom at 9 a.m.
At this time, there will be no virtual meetings. An email with a Bible story, activity sheets to download, and an animated story link will be sent to families each week. The children’s message will also return as part of the livestream worship for January 2nd, 9th and 16th.
There will be no classes on January 2nd. On January 9th and 16th, a 5-10 minute video lesson will be posted on the church website.
During 2020, Minister of Music Tim Evers started "Tuesdays with Tim." He will resume them for this stretch of time- look out for content on January 11th and 18th.