August 07, 2021
Beloved members and friends
Caring for our children and other vulnerable members of the Foundry family is of utmost importance to us in every season. Responses to our Covid-19 survey earlier this summer affirmed this commitment. The survey revealed broad and clear concern that our children be protected, accommodated, and included in worship and other activities at Foundry.
As we continue to turn the corner and prepare for our return to in-person engagement, we wanted to provide an update on our Family Ministries’ approach to reentry, including child care and youth activities.
Here’s what parents can expect when we return to in-person gatherings at Foundry:
We are very grateful that
Pastor K.C. and our Childcare Coordinator Lead, Rachel Jamieson, shared their
expertise and developed safety protocols in dialogue with parents. The
protocols are designed to protect our kids who cannot yet be vaccinated and who
make up the largest group of vulnerable persons in the Foundry family. We’ll
share more details about the protocols as we get closer to our first in-person
Sunday worship on September 5.
Also of interest to Foundry families and many others in our community is our annual Family Camp tradition at West River UMC campground over Labor Day weekend. To protect the safety of our unvaccinated children and youth, we have reached the unfortunate decision to defer Family Camp again this year. The Family Ministries team is working on alternate programming that will offer a safer opportunity for fellowship closer to home.
As always, please feel free to submit comments and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. To read previous reentry updates, visit foundryumc.org/covid19.
Thank you for your patience and for continuing to be alert, nimble, and flexible as, together, we continue to navigate these challenges. We cannot wait to worship with you all at 16th and P.
Pastor Ginger and the Reeentry Implementation Task Force (Gwen Williamson, Nick Jessee, Matt Hansen, Sam Kilpatrick, Paula Blair, and PJ Taylor.)