COVID Update January 5, 2021
We have been reminded recently that we cannot be too careful in taking precautions to prevent a spread of COVID cases. In December two of our worship team members in Bluffton tested positive for the virus. They have both recovered, quarantined and are anxious to return to serving. Daniel and the Bluffton team quickly substituted other participants and thoroughly sanitized the facility. At Pope, one of the Soup Kitchen volunteers tested positive. Others on the team were informed and tested and no further cases were identified. A back-up crew was able to distribute food and the mission continued.
We have been fortunate to have managed to avoid this insidious virus throughout the majority of 2020. Our actions to avoid in-person worship and substitute outdoor events instead has no doubt been helpful in keeping COVID at bay. We are all anxious to see each other and worship together, but this “scare” reminds us that we need to continue to be vigilant and patient for a while longer as cases climb in Beaufort County. The advent of a new year and vaccines give us hope that with God’s guidance we will be in person at the right time sometime soon! Meanwhile, be smart and safe. Sarah Coffin, Chair, Church Council