1. What steps have KLMI taken during COVID-19?
As a church-community, our decision to suspend all in-person worship and gatherings was in an effort to assist in halting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As we reflect on this change, we acknowledge that it certainly created a new set of challenges for all of us, as many of us have had to adjust to a new normal. However, this global pandemic, did allot us an opportunity to serve as a channel of love for our community, region, and international family. We give thanks for the creative ways that our congregation has been able to connect, while physically being apart.
2. How should KLMI ministry leaders, pastors, and Sunday participants stay safe during live E-service?
Though we are privileged to host E-service weekly, all participants are required to adhere to the following safety measures:
Wear non-medical face masks at all times until rehearsal or E-service begins
Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet)
Refrain from shaking hands, touching others, and hugging
Wash hands frequently and use available hand sanitizer
Arrive/exit through single point of entry
Stay at home if experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
3. When will KLMI reopen?
As we eagerly look forward to resuming in-person worship gatherings, we will not relinquish our main priority, which is to maintain the safety of our church family, friends, neighbors, and community. Thus, staying at home to worship via livestream is still the safest option, especially for specific groups, who are thought to be more susceptible to serious complications of COVID-19 such as: individuals over the age of 65, individuals who have conditions that compromise the immune system, or that have serious underlying medical conditions.
Whether you fit into one of the categories listed above or do not feel comfortable returning to worship in-person, KLMI wants you to know we support you, love you, and pray that in the midst of these unprecedent times, we still draw close to one another regardless of location. In the meantime, we are grateful for God’s sovereignty and provision, and will continue to worship via our E-services at 11:30am or 6:00pm on our Church website or Facebook. Know our goal is to welcome our church community while upholding all health and safety precautionary measures.
Pastors E. Keith and Deborah Moncrief