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Beloved siblings in Christ, Thank you all for taking part in our reopening survey. The response was incredible and the message clear.
92.7% of you would feel comfortable resuming services in late May or early June, if the numbers in Tulsa County continue to decline
84% would feel comfortable with inside services.
When we resume indoor services, 91% expect to see masks required, 88% expect hand sanitizer to be available, and 84% expect to be seated by ushers.
This data, combined with the helpful comments you provided tell us we're getting things right. Parishioners want us to be cautious, and led by science, while still moving towards a resumption of "normal life." We appreciate your input, and are please to announce that we are releasing updated phased reopening plans in accordance with new CDC guidelines and parishioner input. You can read both a summary of changes, and the full document, along with our FAQs on our website here. In light of the new CDC guidelines, we are also excited to announce that, effective Monday, March 15th, small groups will be allowed to meet at Trinity! Groups must be no more than 15 people and remained masked and socially distanced at all times. Only if all members present are fully vaccinated may those present be closer than 6' apart. If you would like to plan a small group activity or meeting, please visit the Covid FAQ page on our website for more information and relevant forms. Coming up this Thursday at 6:30pm, parishioner and health insurance agent, Kristen Skinner, is offering a FREE zoom presentation and Q&A about the healthcare marketplace (aka Obamacare). She will help participants navigate the marketplace and find the right plan. If you have had a change in income, been furloughed or laid off, this is a great opportunity for professional assistance at no cost. This opportunity is open to the public so please share with anyone who may need this assistance. Register here.
If you don't have young children or teens, you may not be that aware of some of the great things our youth leaders are doing to keep our kids engaged. Youth and their leaders meet for J2A and Rite-13 via zoom, and play online games for community building. Youth ministers from across the state work together to create a weekly children's chapel, combining lessons and videos from various churches. Clergy and youth ministers get together online to chat with kids to grow their spiritual formation. Check out this video that Becky made as part of the diocesan children's chapel.
Remember the building may be (mostly) closed, but the church is certainly open.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +