Sunday Worship Gathering Updates
We are encouraged by recent announcements from the CDC and the City of Denver that vaccinated people can go without wearing masks in most indoor and all outdoor environments.
In light of this public health guidance, the leadership team of Park Church has decided to make the following changes to our current COVID-19 policies:
- Masks will be optional for Sunday Worship Gatherings and all other events starting this Sunday, May 23. (Consistent with local school districts’ current policies, masks will continue to be required for teachers, parents, and children three and older while in Park Kids’ and Park Students’ spaces.)
- We have eliminated capacity limits, registration, and temperature checks for Sunday gatherings. Even with these changes, we encourage you to continue to be mindful of others’ preferences as you find your seats and engage with each other and in worship.
- Starting on Sunday, June 6, we will move to two Sunday services in the Highlands—9 and 11am. We will continue with one service Downtown at 10am.
- Also starting Sunday, June 6, Park Kids Highlands classes will be happening during the 9am service instead of the 10am service. There is no need to re-register for Park Kids Highlands classes if you are already registered. If you have not registered, do so here by May 23.
In both congregations, we continue to have commercial-grade air purifiers run before, during, and after each service.
For those who are high-risk or simply do not feel comfortable re-gathering in person, we will continue to offer our livestreams:
- Highlands: 10am this Sunday, May 23, and next Sunday, May 30, then moving to an 11am stream on Sunday, June 6
- Downtown: Continuing to stream at 10am
A Pastoral Word
Many of us have grown accustomed to mask wearing over the past year, and it will take some time before everyone feels comfortable going without. Furthermore, there are many legitimate reasons why someone may choose to continue to wear a mask in public.
Masks have become a politicized and polarizing point of contention in our culture, and the Adversary would love to fracture and divide us (1 Peter 5:8). As we interact with others who have differences of opinion and conscience, let’s be vigilant to abstain from both judgmental attitudes and being an offense or stumbling block to others (Romans 14). Let’s pursue a spirit of unity, sympathy, and humility (1 Peter 3:8). And, as we build new rhythms of gathering together for worship, community, and mission, may our lives be marked by the Spirit’s love, peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness toward one another (Galatians 5:22–23).
Grace and Peace,
Executive Director of Operations