Updated Safety Guidelines at Springfield First

July 31, 2021

Dear Friends, 

Throughout the spring and summer we have rejoiced to see momentum being built as more and more people have come back to in person worship. Through the ongoing pandemic we have worked hard to offer worship in ways that are safe, welcoming, and meaningful, relying on guidance from health officials, doctors, and conference leadership. We are currently experiencing an increase in Covid cases in Sangamon County. Therefore, we want to update you on our safety recommendations. 

This past week the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have recommended the wearing of masks while indoors for all people, including vaccinated individuals. Our annual conference has not issued any updated recommendations for congregations.Therefore, we are encouraging all who attend our gatherings to wear masks while indoors for the time being. At this point we are encouraging masks, not requiring them, for worship, fellowship, and classes. We will continue to require masks for all who participate in our KidLife ministry. We also encourage everyone to get vaccinated or talk to your doctor about vaccination. 

We will continue to monitor the situation as we make adjustments. Thank you for your ongoing assistance in helping us regather our congregation and reach out with the good news of Christ to our communities.

Pastor Roger and Pastor Justin

In-Person Worship Services

We are excited to be able to worship together! We offer a 9:00am Contemporary and a 10:45am Traditional service in the Sanctuary and online, and a service outside at the Pavilion at 8:00am. In-person Adult Sunday morning classes are also taking place. KidLife is open for nursery, preschool, and K-5th graders during the 9:00 Contemporary service.

And Lastly

Please know that we serve a God of grace. As such, we need to receive and extend grace to others in every possible way.

We are so glad to worship with you in person again!