We are entering a joyful time – a time of regathering in-person in the near future.
A Regathering Group on Inclusion and Belonging has begun meeting to ensure our reopening is as consistent as possible with our antiracist vision and our Christian values of radical hospitality. Initial ideas under consideration include having greeters outside the sanctuary, creating a brighter and more welcoming Narthex, having votive candles for people to light to hold their burdens and grief, changing the choreography of choir processional, offering more embodied worship practices, new inclusive building signage, name tag stickers to designate preferred pronouns, and more.
Here is our best thinking to date about reopening plans for worship and Sunday programming: First Church Reopening Plan.
We are asking church leaders and other interested First Church folks to assist us as we make the transition to hybrid worship this fall. If you would like to attend 10:00 a.m. Summer Worship in person to provide feedback and input for our reopening plans, please sign up here.