Greetings Upper Room,
Through much prayer, discernment and discussion, we have come to the conclusion that we will not be holding in-person, indoor Sunday night gatherings for the remainder of 2020. This decision was made for several reasons. First, there is an enormous amount of complexity to create a safe environment for adults and kids alike. Second, indoor events where singing takes place have shown to increase the likelihood of transmission. It is incredibly important for us to continue to protect the most vulnerable populations from transmission. Lastly, regular in person, indoor gatherings would require so much of the staff that it would not allow us to be thinking about much else and would not allow us to provide quality engagement opportunities. While this decision holds many different emotions, we are so excited to continue to put our time and energy into some creative planning and opportunities for safe engagement.
If you have any questions about where we are headed or how we came to some of these decisions, please email Jim.
Upper Room Lead Team