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Phoenix Community Church
United Church of Christ

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Phoenix Retreat, March 30, 2019


Statement on Racism

April 15, 2021

Friends of Phoenix Community Church,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most Phoenix Community Church in-person activities are suspended until further notice. We are not closed, we’ve just moved online for now. In the meantime, it is best for all if we do what we can to keep each other healthy at this time. Please keep in touch with each other via phone, text, etc. That is especially important for those who aren’t able to join online gatherings. Sunday worship will be online at 6 pm EST via Zoom. Please let us know if you need the connection information. Check our website calendar to see a list of currently planned online (and occasional socially distanced in-person) events.

Now, with all that said, a return to in-person worship services is closer than ever! We are tentatively planning on returning to worship together in the sanctuary on the first Sunday of June. However, we realize that although most of our folks have already been vaccinated, some might not have been. Still others might be uncomfortable about gathering in-person in a group. And we’re aware that here in Michigan Covid infection rates are at an all time high. A final decision will be made at our May 14 Steering Committee meeting. As we plan for a possible return and reflect on the wisest course of action, know that if we do return in June we would still ask folks to wear masks and keep a safe distance. We also hope to have the option to attend services either in-person or via Zoom for those who are unsure or live at a distance. There may be other precautions as well. Details will be forthcoming after the May 14 decision is made. If you have any feedback for us, please talk to a Steering Committee member.

We also wanted to share a few links with resources and information on COVID-19:

Kalamazoo County Health Services COVID-19 page: https://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/covid19.php.

Information relevant to older adults and people with disabilities: https://acl.gov/COVID-19.

Resources from the CDC for community and faith leaders: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html.