Response to COVID-19
An Update from Pastor Lonnie on behalf of the Re-Entry Committee
February 23, 2022
Hello, Mount Tabor Family,
I wanted to update you on a change to our COVID-19 protocols at the church facilities. In assessing the recent changes by the governor, mayor, and local schoolboard in regards to masking policies, the Re-Entry Committee has voted to make masks “optional” at all worship and ministry gatherings/events inside the building beginning this Sunday, February 27, 2022. This applies to all age groups.
There is one exception to this change in church policy. Our Weekday Preschool Ministry is awaiting updated childcare guidelines from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. We anticipate receiving those in the next week or so and will change our policy to reflect the updated guidance in working with the Preschool Ministry.
As they have done over the last two years, our Re-Entry Committee will continue to monitor any changes that may be happening in our community. Please know all persons are encouraged to follow their conscience and personal preferences regarding masks. We respect and welcome all individual choices regarding masking decisions, and we encourage all people to do what they believe is best for themselves and their families. We do still ask any virus-symptomatic person to refrain from in-person events until he/she is well. And, for the time being, masks will still be available as you enter the church facilities.
Thank you for being such a patient and loving congregation. God bless you!
An Update from the Re-Entry Committee
September 28, 2021
Due to the continued spread of variants of the COVID-19 virus, we are following the protocols below:
It is highly recommended that all persons wear masks in the buildings at all times.
Mask-wearing will continue to be required by all adults and children (2 years and older) in the Children's Building.
During all Youth and Children’s Programming, mask-wearing is required inside the entire church building for all participants (youth, children, adults, volunteers, and any person involved in the ministry). This includes any extension ministries like Youth Worship Arts, Scouting, After School, Preschool, etc.
All church staff and active volunteers are required to wear masks in the buildings at all times.
Masks may be temporarily removed if a person is speaking or singing in a leadership role and properly socially distanced at six feet or more. This exception only applies to Higher Ground, Ignite, Traditional Worship, and adult centered activities (committee meetings, Bible Studies, Growth Group meetings, etc.).
Food and drink on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights will be available and must be consumed while seated in the Fellowship Hall and the Family Life Center. Any other requests for food and drink during a ministry event must come before the Re-Entry Team. Requests can be made to the Senior Pastor.
*If you have any questions about this policy, or any possible medical exemptions, please contact the Senior Pastor.