COVID-19 TASK FORCE
October 1, 2020
The Perdido Bay UMC COVID-19 Task Force met this week to evaluate PBUMC's response to COVID-19 and how we can continue to fulfill our mission and vision in a manner that is mindful of all. We rejoice for the decline in case numbers and the data that has led to Phase 3 in the State of Florida.
Through the measures we have taken thus far, we have had great success creating an atmosphere that is safe and organized. Scientific data continues to affirm that proper distancing and mask wearing is effective in creating a safe and hospitable environment. As such, we will continue with the same guidelines that we have followed in the previous months. It has been encouraging to see our worshipers return and increase in number as time progresses. We will also continue to evaluate how we might best accommodate the increasing numbers of attendees while still safely distancing.
At this time, seats will remain 6 feet apart and masks will be required while on campus. However, we do recognize that times of fellowship before and after services have a great significance to each of us and these interactions will no longer be discouraged as they tend to be brief yet important.
In November, we will re-evaluate the Activities Center's availability to the community as a meeting place for various groups and organizations. It is our desire to continue to be the heart of the community, and we will reopen our doors in this manner as soon as it is a wise and viable option.
Additionally, it was noted that flu shots are encouraged now more than ever as we move further towards flu season. More to come on this at a later time.
Thank you for continuing to love, serve, and give to Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.
TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Brooke Agers, Church Council Chair
Cindy Myer, Nursery/Elementary Age Parent
Sgt. David Hausner, Law Enforcement
David Saliba, Clergy
Jim Hamilton, Lay Member to Annual Conference
Levi Gardner, Clergy
Lori Gerritsen, Lay Member to Annual Conference
Pete King, Lay Leader
Rae Menard, Program Ministry Director
Dr. Shawn Bowling, Cardiologist
Steve Whitley, Youth Age Parent
Dr. Tim Mott, Family Medicine
Dr. Wayne Britt, Radiologist
TASK FORCE SUB-COMMITTEES
Worship - Communal and Virtual:
David Saliba, chair, Dr. Shawn Bowling, Pete King
Rituals, Functions, and Events
Rae Menard, chair, Dr. Tim Mott
Children and Youth
Cindi Myer, chair, Steve Whitley, Dr. Tim Mott
Finance, Facilities, and Staff
Levi Gardner, chair, Jim Hamilton, Lori Gerritsen
Brooke Agers, chair, Sgt. Dave Hausner, Dr. Wayne Britt