Updated: 9/20/22

​​In John 13:34-35, Jesus presents his disciples with a new commandment: β€œ[a]s I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Beloveds, as we endure a global pandemic together, following these guidelines are how we love one another in addition to being flexible, gracious, adapting to the needs of the moment with little notice, and being comfortable with ongoing change. By working together in an open-hearted way and by centering the needs of those most vulnerable among us, we can keep each other healthy and safe and do so in a grace-filled spirit of love.


1. Discuss the vaccine.

Discuss the vaccine and any boosters with a medical professional and follow their advice.

2. Pay attention to your body.
3. Masks are recommended and optional.
4. Pay attention to your needs.
5. Love one another.
6. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed: