Thank you for responding to the release of The New York Annual Conference Guidelines for Church Reopening book with interest and enthusiasm about moving forward in the weeks and months ahead.
We cannot stress enough that the process for re-opening is a "moving target." Circumstances and understandings can change almost daily.
You will undoubtedly have questions about what it will take to reopen your church buildings in the most efficient and safest manner possible.
To assist you, below are just a few resources aimed at helping you on this journey toward reopening your church buildings:
Reopening Guidelines Review Webinar for NYAC Church Leaders
Reopening Guidelines: Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that the webinar video linked above is set for download and embedding. Please feel free to download to use and share broadly as a way to enhance understanding within your circles.
We will continue to provide you with the latest information and updates needed to help you better understand and stay abreast of matters that may affect your ability to move forward.
Please check the Covid-19 Guidelines for Church Reopening section of our website frequently for new updates, information from trusted resources, regular video updates from Bishop Bickerton and our Church Reopening Task force, and more.
Still have questions? We're hosting an additional webinar on Tuesday, June 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm aimed at Church Council Chairs, Trustee Chairs and Pastors (optional); please remember that space is limited.
If you need to attend, visit this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mdGqmKANR2yh3boGsUBgMA to sign-up, after you have viewed the video linked above.
There's a good chance your questions will have been answered. If not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your inquiry to the Church Reopening FAQ section of our website and/or cover it during one of our planned video updates with Bishop Bickerton.
Rev. Matt Curry
Director of Connectional Ministries
New York Annual Conference