Sunday Mornings In-Person at 9:00 and 10:30am
Most Recent Information Regarding In-Person Services
The following email was sent out to the Cherry Hills Church family at 3:30pm on May 14, 2021:
Cherry Hills Family,
Yesterday we sent an email with an update that we are still requiring masks at all times while in the church building and encouraging everyone to wear a mask to honor one another.
Hours after that email was sent, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The CDC specifically stated, “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing…if you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”
In light of that, beginning this Sunday, May 16, we are dropping our universal mask mandate and we encourage you to use discretion in following the CDC guidelines that have been affirmed by our trusted medical advisors within our church body, just as we have done for the last 14 months.
We recognize that this issue comes with many layers and feelings. As a reminder, one of our core values is Relating Rightly, and whether one chooses to wear a mask or not or get vaccinated or not, the goal of any church is not uniformity (where we all have to agree on everything), but unity (where even in our disagreements we choose to stand by one another in love and grace). So as we continue to seek to pursue life together, let’s love one another even in our differences on this issue.
We long for the day when masks can be removed for good, and it seems that we are closer than ever to that goal line. Thank you for your patience, kindness and cooperation as we approach, yet again, a new phase. As always, if for any reason you are not ready to attend in person, we invite you to join us online at: https://cherryhillsfamily.org/
See you Sunday,
Steve, Brian and the Elders
Parents – please be looking for a communication from our children’s and student ministry leaders addressing what this means for kids and students.