• John Varden

I will fear no evil

We are aiming to have worship together on June 7th.  We will begin worshiping together again in the Young Center.  Chairs will be spread out in groups, far enough from the stage area so the preacher and singers will can safely unmask.  We will have communion with the little cups and built in wafers.

It will be different.  We are not coming back to the same way of doing things that we left behind back in March.  Some will be unhappy that not everyone is wearing a mask.  Some with be unhappy that anyone is wearing a mask.  Some think we should have never stopped in-person services.  Some are not ready to start up yet.

A friend posted this list of how to behave as things begin to reopen.  I thought we might need this advise:

“We are all in this storm together...just in different boats! Let's all stay in our own lanes and keep the judgment down as we begin to reopen. No one should feel pressured either way.

As we are trying to figure out how to ease back into normal, please remember:

Some people don’t agree with things opening...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some people are still planning to stay home...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some are thankful they can finally have a surgery they have put off...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some will wear masks for weeks...months...that’s okay. Be Kind.

Some people will rush out to get their hair or nails done...that’s okay. Be Kind.

The point is, everyone has different ways of dealing with this and that’s okay. Be Kind.

We each have a different story. If you need to stay home, stay home...But Be Kind

If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and Be Kind!

Don’t judge fellow humans because you’re not in their boat or wearing their shoes. We all are in different mental states than we were months ago. So remember, Be Kind.”

There is a theme running through this.  I hope you caught on. 


John V.

(and be kind!)

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