Dear Christ Church Family,
We know this last year has been difficult for many of us. This spring and summer have given us several reasons for hope as we’ve seen many areas of our lives return to normal. We’ve seen more people gathering and worshipping together than at any point since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many ministries are about to launch again this fall. However, as there is an increasing level of community transmission of COVID-19 due to the rapidly spreading Delta variant, mitigation measures will be implemented at Christ Church effective Sunday, September 5. We will continue to hold both online and in-person worship services, while complying with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Lake County Health Department (LCHD).
COVID-19 Update: As you know, both state and county officials have mandated new regulations in light of the spike of the Delta variant of COVID-19. In light of these directives — and our commitment to help keep you and your family safe — masks will be required indoors for everyone over the age of 2. Be assured that we will also continue to disinfect in-between services and in high traffic areas, and that we will get through this! Thanks for your patience. Be assured of our prayers.
Why are COVID-19 Mitigations Being Reintroduced at Christ Church?
In these times of uncertainty, we are learning to trust God more than ever before. As we pray for His guidance, we also continue to pray for our communities, nation, and front line workers and leaders trying to fight the spread of this disease. Above all else, we are seeking to love and serve people, especially those who are unable to be vaccinated or are immunocompromised. And while we realize that some in the congregation would not like to be required to wear face coverings; our goal is to create and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who worships, congregates, and works at Christ Church, regardless of their perspectives. We continue to closely follow guidance from the CDC, IDPH and LCHD to ensure a safe experience for everyone in the Christ Church family.