Blessing of the Animals is October 2nd at 11 am at the back of the church.

Church Services Are Online & Will Be In Person at A Later Date

Greetings—
The Board of Directors of Holy Covenant MCC has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19 carefully, following news reports and the Departments of Public Health for Chicago and for the state of Illinois. We know that some members of our community and some family members are in fragile states of health, and it is vital that they are protected. At the same time, fear cannot rule our lives.

UPDATE 07/18/21

Please join us this Sunday online or in-person starting in August (date to be determined). Fellowship follows after services with coffee, some food, and lively conversation when we meet at the church. Read below the guidelines which can change per the CDC.

The Board of Holy Covenant is delighted to announce that we will be returning to in-person worship in August. Our live stream will continue, via Facebook Live, for those who cannot or do not wish to attend in person for whatever reason.

Guidelines include:

  • Masks encouraged (available at the door if needed)
  • Hand sanitizer use on the entrance (available at the door)
  • Temperature check on the entrance (touchless)
  • Vaccinations encouraged
  • Social distancing (our chairs will be arranged for both groups and individuals, six feet apart)
  • We will not be singing
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care of yourself, and watch us on Facebook or YouTube!
Communion
               Communion wafers will be dropped into your hand. Both grape juice and wine will be available in small individual-serving disposable cups; you may dip your wafer or drink the wine/juice.
Prayers
               Prayers will be available but confirm with the prayer partner how close to them you are comfortable being.
Live-stream
               We will live stream the full service via Facebook Live only (not Zoom). The camera will be focused on the altar/pulpit area; the congregation will not be visible on-camera. The video of the service will be available on both Facebook (shortly after the service) and on Holy Covenant’s YouTube channel (sometime that week).

Coffee Hour
             We will offer coffee hour, with coffee and individually wrapped treats. We have a pleasant deck area, with seating, outside if you prefer to be outside rather than inside.

These guidelines were arrived at by the Board after a lot of prayer, research, thought, and discussion. We remember our first command as a community of faith: “Love one another.” Part of loving one another is keeping each other safe and respecting each other’s health needs and decisions. Please take care of yourself, and do what you need to do to stay safe and well.

We are planning a celebration as we are able to gather together in person again!

  • Pastoral Care: Rev. Martha will continue to be available for pastoral care via telephone, FaceTime, and email at [email protected]
  • Donations: Even during this time, the church’s expenses (utilities, insurance, pastor’s salary, etc.) continue. If you are unable to attend on Sundays, donating may be done online via PayPal or Square, or you may mail your check to the church (9145 Grant Ave, Brookfield, 60513).

We will continue to keep you updated as needed.

Blessings to you in the name of the Great Healer—

Rev Martha Daniels
And Board of Directors

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