Last Thursday July 2, 2020, an executive order was passed by the city of Deland concerning the wearing of face masks while inside places of business within the city limits of DeLand. A copy of the executive order has been posted both on the front entrance doors and Sunday School bulletin board.
As responsible citizens and participating as city residents, we are aggressively encouraging you to wear a mask while inside our building.
Those who are medically warned NOT to wear a face mask are respectfully exempted from this request. Platform staff, while singing and preaching during the service, are given flexibility in wearing or not wearing a mask. However, when off the platform, we are asking our staff and leaders to wear a face mask. The church has disposable face masks at the front door when entering the building. We respectfully ask attendees to wear a mask while in the building.
Whatever your position on the subject of the Coved 19 virus and/or wearing face masks, let’s be respectful and patient with each other’s views on this subject. Let’s continue the practice of social distancing as much as possible. Of course, if you or one of your family members is sick or feverish, please stay at home for everyone else’s sake.
When it’s all said and done, we want to know that we have reasonably done all we can do to both exercise our God given rights for public assembly and yet protect our physically weaker members.
Glenn C. Hires