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Riverstone Reopening

  • Beginning June 14 at 9:30AM, we will resume in-person gatherings for all who feel comfortable doing so.

  • Our gathering will be recorded and posted online ensuring those who remain at home are included!

  • Social distancing will be practiced and, while we look forward to being together, we will refrain from hugs and handshakes for the time being. 

  • Tables and chairs will be wiped down before and after our gathering.

  • We ask all who are able to wear a face-covering to do so. (Available at the door if you don’t have one) Hand sanitizer will be available as well. Note: once you are/your family is seated, masks may be removed  

  • Childcare will not begin until September (families will sit together this summer).

  • No food or drink will be served; you may bring a personal beverage if you wish.

In a situation like this, it is hard to know all the facts. We’ve likely all seen conflicting information from different sources. This means we’ve all made personal choices over the last few months that differ from family to family and person to person. When making corporate decisions—such as for a church gathering—a conservative, ‘err on the side of caution’ approach is wise.

Throughout the summer as we do things a bit differently, I encourage you to remember what we’ve studied in Ephesians 4:2-3 as it pertains to how we interact—with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. This means we don’t believe those who attend on June 14 are cavalier, nor do we consider those who remain at home to be fearful. Similarly, if wearing my mask makes somebody else feel comfortable being with us, I’m happy to wear a mask.

Please do what you feel is best and “bear with one another in love” until we can be more relaxed. We also bear with the direction of health and government officials to remain flexible should the need arise for changes to this plan.

I look forward to seeing you June 14 or later in the summer!


Dave Hummel
Pastor, Riverstone

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