July 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged churches to continue being the Church without gathering in person. Fairmount has met that challenge by meeting online, recording and posting worship, providing instructions for worship at home, and finding other ways to connect. The strength and resiliency of our family of faith has become evident.
But the challenges don’t end there. As we continue to live with this pandemic, we continue to have to find ways to connect and worship with each other, offer comfort and build community, and remain true to our church’s mission and Christ’s calling.
A care-filled response to the challenge to returning to in-person worship is about much more than unlocking the church doors and inviting all to come, sit, sing, and greet one another as had been our custom. We know the dangers posed and the risks taken if we were to do that. We care enough not to let that happen. From a place of care and caution, we are taking steps to make sure we are ready for when we return to in-person worship and groups can meet at church.
Online worship will continue to be available for those worshipping from home.