Congregational Email, May 18 2021

Congregational Email, May 18 2021

May 18, 2021
Dear Members and Friends of Desert Palms,
We have several updates for you.

First, before the 8:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, a drive went bad on one of the computers in the sound booth. Since this occurred, the first service was not live streamed. Dan Chaney created a solution during the first service so we were able to live stream the second service. If you missed the service on Sunday, remember that all services are available on our website. The link for last Sunday’s service is

Second, on Saturday the Session lifted the COVID restrictions from May 23, 2020. Included in the changes are the following:

  • Seating capacity for worship is no longer limited, therefore reservations for worship are not needed. Worship, as well as Celebration of Life services, will continue to be live streamed.
  • Masks are not required but can be worn voluntarily. Those who are unvaccinated should wear a mask. Those who have medical concerns may choose to wear a mask for their protection. We should be supportive of each person’s choice and respectful of one another.
  • Food and drink can be served. Those doing the serving are to wear gloves. Masks are strongly recommended.
  • Office hours are to be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Meetings and group activities can be held in the church buildings at full capacity. Zoom can be used to include those who may not as of yet feel comfortable to meet in groups.
  • There are many things to be done before we are operating as we were before COVID. We need volunteers to assist. Please offer your time and talent to assist.

Third, Session has decided to return to one service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. beginning this Sunday, May 23. This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Those attending are encouraged to wear red. Our newest Elders and Deacons will be ordained and installed. We will be celebrating with our most recent Habitat for Humanity family during worship. Following worship, the Fellowship Hall will be open as it will be each Sunday this summer. We will use the social time this week to greet our Habitat for Humanity family and celebrate our newest officers.

We will continue to update everyone through emails, the Palms, our website, Facebook and phone calls.

Thank you,
Pastor Jim Crelin
Pastor Linda Bailey
DPPC Session

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