A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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Men’s Midweek is on Wednesday, June 2, 7:15pm. This week we will begin a new format for the Men’s Midweeks for the next few weeks. Rather than meeting all together at the building, we are asking all the men to meet together as Family Groups. (This does not apply to the Women’s Midweeks.)
Kindred will be pre-recording a brief message, including some key discussion questions, which we would like you to watch via our Facebook page or website together (preferably in person if you feel safe). Family Group leaders, therefore, do not have to prepare any lessons, etc., but merely be prepared to get the discussion started and help keep it on topic. 
We believe this will help us remain unified in some churchwide teaching, while also giving Family Groups an opportunity to get time together and continue to strengthen relationships which help us mature in Christ! Feel free to be creative (i.e., multiple family groups getting together to watch and discuss). 
This Sunday we will be returning to a 10:30AM START FOR CHURCH. We switched to 11am last fall due to circumstances related to the pandemic. Starting this Sunday, our start time will return to 10:30am, with adult Sunday school classes preceding the service. 
Talk to your Sunday school teachers regarding the details of when your class begins In light of the 10:30 start time for worship. Also, Sunday school teachers will be in discussions with leadership about their plans to return to in-person meetings at the building, and they will be letting you know which Sunday they expect this to occur and in what room. 
Sunday school teachers need to keep in mind that, when you plan on teaching in person at the building, classes must end by 10am to give the Kids Ministry a chance to get situated. You may begin as soon as this Sunday if you would like, but it is important that you communicate with Lacy Armstrong, Ron Sawhill (representing the elders), and members of your class re: any details.
Based on the latest information from the Georgia Dept. of Health, we are revising our Covid 19/mask protocol as follows. Please know that we will be reviewing our protocols every few weeks as things continue to change and progress. 
Updated Guidance from The Elders:
For gatherings of any size inside the building where 3 feet of distance cannot be maintained, masks are required for those ages 2 and up who are not fully vaccinated.  Please keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated or if you choose not to get vaccinated.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via the Georgia Department of Public Health:
“If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.  In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
·        2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
·        2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are not fully vaccinated.  Also. if you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.”




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