The link above is to an incredibly helpful tool for assessing Covid-19 spread risk. The tool presents a reminder that there are many things that create a significant amount of risk. We encourage each person to process risk and responsibility through science, thoughtfulness, and their family needs. However, it’s clear that gathering inside for corporate worship is a significant risk for all.
Church, even with all in attendance wearing masks, is still a very high risk in our community. This reality was one of the variables for why we decided to stay online for our weekly worship and teaching and continue to do so. A decision like this is not easy, but it’s the right thing as it supports the four parts of our mission to “explore the way of Jesus, as we learn to love God, love others, and bring life to our community.”
We have always sought to be a church for the community and continue to do so in a very different way in this season. Being a church for the community means a responsibility to do what we can to keep our community safe. When we can gather safely again, with all the variables pointing in the same direction, we will do that for worship, teaching, and many of the community events we’ve come to be known for in southeast Indianapolis. We are so much looking forward to that day.
In the meantime, we’re investing in our future and planning for a permanent home for Southeast, as we continue to provide a weekly space for those in every generation to grow in their faith.