Current as of May 18, 2021
Dear Stillwater Family,
Throughout this past year, we have done our best to follow the guidelines set out by our state in order to provide a safe worship environment during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our leadership has continued to monitor the situation and adjusted practices accordingly based on expert recommendations and the consensus approach taken by other churches and organizations. Our board and pastors continue to be in conversation about these matters regularly and are always trying to look out for the best interest of all that call Stillwater their church home.
Given recent changes in public health policy, here are a few updates to our own policy regarding masks for church activities, including weekend worship.
- Following CDC recommendations, effective immediately, vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks at Stillwater events. We ask that non-vaccinated individuals continue to follow our existing policy.
- Starting on June 2, Ohio is lifting all COVID health restrictions. So beginning with the first weekend of June, mask wearing will be left up to each individual who attends Stillwater. We recognize that some will still desire to wear a mask while others will choose not to. We value both approaches and want to leave room for individual conscience to be your guide.
This has been a crazy year for our entire globe. We are so grateful for all the support of this church family as we have made continuous adjustments and tried many new things to accommodate a situation none of us could have ever anticipated.
In the end, our church has moved forward. We have continued to worship the risen Lord every week. We have continued to serve our community. And we remain more committed than ever to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. By the grace of God, we believe our church is coming out of this pandemic situation even stronger than when it started.
The Pastors and Board of Stillwater Church