While everyone working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 has flattened the curve of new cases in NYS, health officials continue to urge that we exercise great caution when gathering with persons outside of our households, especially, but not limited to, those over the age of 60. The number of new cases have been rising in states that already allow public gatherings and only the next few weeks will show the risks for those of us in NYS. Because in 1st Corinthians Chapter 12 the Apostle Paul tells us how important it is to honor and care for all parts of the body of Christ, especially those most vulnerable among us, because of the small number of people who could gather in our sanctuary with six feet of social distancing and because cleaning supplies required by the NYS Dept of Health are back-ordered,
The TCPC Session is continuing the following safeguards through at least September 13 (the Sunday after Labor Day):
The TCPC building will remain closed to all church and community activities until at least September 13.
All Church Worship Services, meetings and social events will continue to be held online (if you would like to join us for worship, click on our Newsletter link. Zoom worship logon info can be found in our most recent newsletter).
Community Group events in our building are also postponed until we begin to gather together in our building again.
· Scheduled church committee meetings will be held online until further notice.
· Staff will work at home as much as possible, etc.
· Our Deacons are making increased phone calls to members who live alone and will not do any home visitations. Anyone running an errand for someone unable to leave home is asked to avoid entering a household where they could unintentionally spread the virus to someone who is especially vulnerable to it.
Walk through our doors and experience a place where: God is encountered in worship, work and fellowship, dialogue and experiential learning occur, spiritual renewal is nurtured and all are welcome as God’s children.
Our Church has always been active in the Brighton community. In fact, our church houses many community events and organizations including: Twelve Corners Nursery School, Lilac Children’s Garden, Golden Link Folksingers, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, many support groups, Adirondack Mountain club, Rochester Dance Network, and Rochester Philatelic Association.