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Rev. John M. Semmes
A note from Rev. John M. Semmes, Interim Pastor, on COVID updates
January 5, 2022
Greetings, and Happy New Year!
As you are well aware, the omicron Covid variant is wreaking havoc around the world, including here in Georgia, where caseload records have been shattered and nearly 1 in 3 tests returned positive the last week of December. In metro Atlanta, nearly 50% of tests were positive for the same time period.
Consequently, programming at Central is being adjusted for the remainder of January, including start date delays for our confirmation class, a Session retreat, and the “Believing and Belonging at Central” adult education class. Other in-person gatherings will be affected as well. Information about February programming will be shared once an evaluation of statistical data is made during the last week of January.
In-person worship will continue and, during January, is recommended for adults who have received booster vaccinations and are feeling well physically. In addition to the continuation of spacing in pews and the requirement that masks be worn, some heightened safety protocols will be in place during the present surge, including a “passing of the peace” without close contact and a suspension of A Time With Children. Our virtual offering of each week’s service will continue, of course, viewable via the CPC website
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There is little doubt most of us are suffering from “Covid fatigue.” A return to a more normal rhythm of life is on everyone’s wish list, and rightfully so. Yet, the data is indisputable: a highly infectious variant of the virus is among us and demands both our awareness and vigilance in these days. Please know the Session and staff are doing their best to manage expectations, to ensure safety, and to keep Central active and moving forward during this important year of transition. Your patience is appreciated now more than ever.
May God continue to bless Central Presbyterian Church.