Reopening Grants Pass Church
Update: Tuesday June 2, 2020
As usual, reopening our church is yet a moving target. Today (Tues, June 2) Josephine County will be sending a letter of request to Governor Brown. The earliest we will know if Josephine County has been approved to enter Phase 2 will be Friday, June 5.
Therefore, due to the restriction of time and the unknown numbers, our administrative team is looking to have our first in-person church worship service (whatever that looks like) next Sabbath, June 13.
We were anticipating Phase 2 allowing us up to 100 people. Unfortunately for us, the proposed draft outlining Phase 2 limits indoor gatherings to 50 people. You can read the draft here (specifically page 8): https://drive.google.com/file/d/187SHfmHS20Cm5aFFRe4bZRHhHeo7IfC3/view
As a result of our restricted opening, we will be implementing a reservation system online. Hopefully we’ll be able to let you know all those details at the beginning of next week.
This announcement page is intended to be the informational hub for our church. To access other information, such as the monthly calendar and newsletter, please click on “Resources” in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
Effective immediately: the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church is closed until further notice. We will live stream a weekly Sabbath sermon as well as work on other ways to continue nurturing our bond as a church family during this time.
Please note that during this time, both the church and the property are not available for any gatherings. The only exceptions are Dorcas, Red Cross, Better Life Television, and Soup Kitchen.
Here is Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay At Home” Executive Order 20-12 dated Monday, March 23, 2020: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-12.pdf
Here is a COVID-19 fact sheet from the Center for Disease Control:
Here is a message from our Conference President on May 1, 2020: