IMPORTANT WORSHIP INFORMATION

Updated Wednesday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m.

PLAN FOR RE-OPENING LIBERTY FOR WORSHIP

As Liberty begins the processing of re-opening, it is important for everyone to understand what this means and how it will progress. First and foremost, we will follow all guidelines for safely meeting including masks, physical distancing, encouraging anyone with any symptoms to stay home, and our worship services will limit any contact between congregants. Understanding this, here is our plan for re-opening:

  • Sunday, February 28 – One worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Barn Sanctuary. No Sunday school or Fellowship time.
  • Sunday, March 7 – One worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Barn Sanctuary (Youth Sunday with Communion). Children’s Sunday School begins (during worship). No Fellowship time.
  • Sunday, March 14 – One Worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Barn Sanctuary. Children’s Sunday School during worship. No Fellowship time.
  • Sunday, March 21 (and following) – One Worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Barn Sanctuary. Children’s Sunday school during worship. Adult classes to meet on-campus in designated areas before or after the 10:00 a.m. worship. No Fellowship time.

NOTE: Information concerning Holy Week and Easter services will be made available soon.

The Worship Committee and the Worship Team would like to thank you in advance for your help in keeping everyone safe and healthy as we slowly re-open Liberty. We encourage everyone to help us safely monitor participation in worship by signing up on-line (use button below). This is not “required” but will help in the case of contract tracing if needed.

Our on-line worship will be available—also at 10:00 a.m.—for those not ready to or unable to gather for in-person worship. You will be able to view the worship service online each Sunday, streaming at 10:00 a.m. on our homepage. A recording will be available afterwards on our podcast webpage and our YouTube channel.

Signing up in advance is appreciated, but not required.

Updated Thursday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m.

Liberty Family and Friends,

The Session voted to begin on-campus, in-person worship beginning with an outdoor Ash Wednesday service on February 17 (click for details) and to continue with on-campus, in-person Sunday worship beginning Sunday, February 21.

There will be one service at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays.

As to what these times of Sunday Worship will include, as well as how and where on campus they will take place, will be determined by the coordinated efforts of Liberty’s Worship Committee, COVID Commission, Worship Team, and Pastors. In-person worship may look and feel different, but we’re excited to gather together to worship God as one church family.

Everyone attending will be asked to follow the established Liberty COVID procedures: wearing cloth masks, observing the physical distancing guidelines between families, and not attending if you have symptoms or are ill. Our on-line worship will be available—also at 10:00 a.m.—for those not ready to or unable to gather for in-person worship. You will be able to view the worship service online each Sunday, streaming at 10:00 a.m. A recording will be available afterwards on our podcast webpage and our YouTube channel.

We thank the membership of Liberty for helping with this process by participating in our recent worship survey. After reading the many comments and suggestions that were submitted, we will not be taking temperatures, people will be allowed to park where they would like, and people will be allowed to choose where they would like to sit (every other pew will be closed to follow distancing guidelines) when meeting inside the Barn Sanctuary. On-line registration will be encouraged (but will not be mandatory) to help us with contract tracing. Attendees’ names will be recorded by the greeters for the same purpose.

We are excited to begin this first phase of re-opening Liberty. More information about each of the specific worship services and how we will begin our Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adults will be coming soon.

~Liberty’s Session

COVID CANCELLATION POLICY: If during the state’s weekly Thursday update, Delaware moves to level red, all services and campus activities are cancelled until the following Thursday’s update.

The news changes often. This website if the best way to keep up with the latest at Liberty.

May we keep each other in our prayers as we begin this careful, deliberate preparation for the ringing of the bell that calls us back in through Liberty’s doors to worship.

Pastors Kemper Huber & Kyle Doebler
The Liberty Session

In response to the latest state directives, our church buildings are currently closed, with a few approved exceptions. Both Delaware and Franklin Counties are currently under “orange alert.”

For an update on Ohio’s health advisory color map, click HERE.

LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Public Disclaimer – COVID-19

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. This means that the disease is spread from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. The disease can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens (age 65 & up) and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Because other people are on the property and using the facilities at Liberty Presbyterian Church, the Church does not guarantee or, in any way, assure your safety related to exposure to COVID-19, and you assume all risks of such exposure by also being on the property and using facilities at Liberty Presbyterian Church.

By attending you are acknowledging and accepting these risks.

APPROVED BY SESSION MAY 27, 2020

Watch worship online!

Click the button below for the worship podcast page to catch up on any you may have missed.

Frustrated by wearing a mask?

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