The Session voted unanimously to maintain the church’s current COVID protocols for the time being – including a mask requirement and keeping every other pew cordoned off, among other policies – while committing to actively monitoring the rapidly evolving trends in Howard County data in the interim, with an eye toward quickly updating our protocols to align with positive news as it develops. The session has committed to meeting as needed to respond to the ever-evolving situation in order to make changes as the situation allows.
The Session also approved:
- Pastor Scott’s request to offer communion at the small worship service he conducts on the second Thursdays of the month at Brightview Senior Living in Columbia (the new facility opened across route 29).
- An organ renovation proposal recommended by the Worship and Music Committee, under which the inner workings of the church’s 1974 organ would be overhauled this spring at a total cost of less than $10,000. The balance after deposit would be payable in monthly installments without interest over five years, and include any service calls during that time.