GP Mask Policy Update

March 9, 2022

As most are aware, we have endeavored to observe the mask mandates in obedience to Romans 13:1-2 and to protect the most vulnerable among our church and extended family. On March 11, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) plans on lifting the indoor mask mandate. On Sunday, March 13, we will no longer require masks in all church activities including worship, children’s, and gatherings within the building. You may desire to continue to distance or wear a mask and we want to support your efforts. However, we will not be enforcing the wearing of a mask or distancing. Community Groups are encouraged to discuss any changes based on the group’s comfort levels.

After two years and a brief respite last summer, we recognize this will be difficult for some to adjust. It is our desire that we would continue to worship and fellowship together.  If you have concerns about this change, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with the pastors and elders. COVID transmission continues in our community and church family; we need to continue to pray for our healthcare providers and the vulnerable among us.

GracePointe Elder and Pastoral Team

August 13, 2021

As many of you are aware, the state of Oregon is dealing with the highest cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 since the pandemic started. In response, Governor Brown has issued a statewide mandate to wear masks at all indoor venues and public spaces. In light of this, we will resume wearing masks indoors for everyone 5 and up who is attending worship or classes beginning this Sunday, August 15. If you cannot wear a mask, we would ask that you participate by watching our service that is streamed online.

We know that masks aren’t fun and we haven’t heard anyone saying they like to wear them. But it is important that we help protect our church family while still gathering to worship. This is an opportunity for us to live out our value of loving our community.  We have a number of healthcare providers that have shared their day-to-day experiences and at-home caregivers that have expressed their concerns. Let us honor one another above ourselves and do what we can to lovingly respond to this crisis with humility.  And let’s pray that God would deliver us from harm and bring a rapid end to this virus.

We are still excited for what God is doing here at GracePointe and we can’t wait to gather together with you and your mask this Sunday at 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM.

In His Mercy,

GracePointe Elder and Pastoral Team