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Our Response to Covid-19

COVID-19 Update | Feb. 15

As COVID-19 trends continue to move in a favorable direction, we invite you to participate in worship and fellowship at IPC! 

On Sundays, we are re-introducing passing of the peace and our offering plates in the order of worship.

On the first Sunday of March, we plan to pass communion trays with juice and bread along the pews in the Sanctuary during the morning worship services. Communion returns at each Table evening service, and all will be invited to come forward to receive the communion elements. For those who prefer the pre-packaged option, you can still find baskets with the self-contained packets as you enter the Narthex and Parlor as well as in the foyer of Highland Hall before communion services. 

IPC strongly encourages the congregation to continue to wear masks at all indoor gatherings and also remain current on vaccinations in order to protect one another. For those who feel safer worshipping from home, we welcome you to join us for the livestream of the 11 am worship service on IPC's YouTube channel and Facebook page. Additionally, a replay of the service will be immediately available, allowing you to view services on demand after the live broadcast.

We hope that you will join us in person soon. The coming of the Lenten season is an exciting time of year, and let us come together to worship. 

COVID-19 News

Amidst the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, IPC remains hopeful for this current wave to pass allowing us to return to normal operations. To keep our faith community safe during this challenging time, please note our updated measures to protect one another.

IPC's Christmas Eve services will likely be crowded, and for your safety and the safety of those around you, masks are strongly recommended. For those who prefer to worship at home, you are invited to join your IPC family through our virtual worship services. 

Beginning Sunday, October 31, IPC will remove the mask mandate inside our buildings as well as restrictions on food and drink.

IPC's current safety measures continue to be in place to do all we can to keep our public gatherings as safe as possible. 

The Re-Opening Task Force met this week to look at the current rising trend in positive cases of Covid-19. In light of the current numbers and expected trends for the coming weeks, we are again requiring masks for any in-person indoor gatherings.

IPC's Re-Opening Task Force met July 29 after a bit of a hiatus to look at new CDC recommendations and evaluate the rising COVID-19 caseload due to the Delta variant. New recommendations for masks and social distancing came out of the meeting.