October 20 – 26, 2019

I will be traveling out of town from Tuesday through Thursday this week for the Clergy Leadership Training Institute: Foundations in Leadership conference in Thomasville, Georgia. I pray that it is a time of learning and refreshment. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Deacon Preston who is available as always.

I discussed this in the announcements last Sunday but I wanted to also mention it briefly in this email. Unfortunately, we live in uncertain times and church safety is now (as it always should have been) a concern with which we have to contend. I have been working on a safety plan for Christ Church with some simple ideas and steps to help control access into the building during services. One of the most simple steps is to make sure we lock the back door leading into the office during service. The 2nd is that we are conducting a test run of keeping at least one of the rear sanctuary doors open during service. This may lead to it being a little bit noisier during the service, but it allows us to better recognize a late comer or unexpected guest entering the church after service has begun. Although neither of these steps is a guarantee of safety, they are simple steps we can take to be better aware and have better control of access into our building. Of course, it is important to remember that the chances of anything negative happening in a service are extremely rare.

As always, I am open to suggestions or ideas. My door is always open and I will hear out any advice or other ideas any of you might have regarding this matter.

Kyrios Christos, Deacon Dave