LATEST NEWS ABOUT HOW WE WORSHIP
We have some important news for you that is the result of hours of collective discernment and prayer from your faithful members. Effective immediately, COA will be moving to masks optional for worship and other church events. Many of you have been waiting for this news with excitement and others may be disappointed or anxious about it. I’d like to tell you how we arrived at this decision:
As you may remember, COA has a Regathering Task Force, made up of an intentional cross-section, representative of our congregation. Varying ages, varying lengths of membership, varying opinions about Covid policies.
That Task Force had several lengthy discussions and on Tuesday 4/12/22 they presented the recommendation for this change to our church Session (the Elders who ultimately make final decisions for COA).
Our Session voted with a majority to approve that recommendation.
What does this mean?
It means that we are no longer mandating your mask wearing behavior, but are entrusting you to make the decision that is right for you and your family, while also being sensitive to the varying needs of our community.