Events

Events

Sunday, January 16
10:30a Celebration Service
Pillars of Joy: Perspective, Humility & Humor

When we focus on the micro, we forget that there is a bigger picture, and that we are an integral part of it.  When we try to control, it can appear that we are thwarted at every turn.  How can perspective and humility allow us to fully receive our joy? We often forget that humor is one of the greatest gifts we have.  It can turn the miserable into the enjoyable, it can turn what seem like mountains back into molehills, and most of all—help us to connect.

Sunday, January 23
10:30a Celebration Service
Pillars of Joy: Acceptance

Acceptance is one of the most misunderstood words in our spiritual lexicon.  How can we “accept”  abuse, or bad behavior, or loss?  We will try to demystify the word and find out the difference : true healthy acceptance  vs. approving or condoning the unkind or horrific.

Sunday, January 30
10:30a Celebration Service
Pillars of Joy: Forgiveness & Compassion

Forgiveness is also an often misunderstood concept, yet of all spiritual practices, it may be the most powerfully and demonstrably life-changing.  People who have the capacity to forgive are truly free—to lead healthier, happier, more joyful lives.  But it is not easy.  HOW do we go about forgiving that which seems unforgiveable ?  WHY would we want to forgive?  What does it look like in practice?  What is freedom and why is it important?

Sunday, February 6
10:30a Celebration Service
Pillars of Joy: Gratitude, Compassion & Generosity

We know how gratitude can take us out of the darkest placed in our own minds.  How does it lead to compassion and generosity?  What does compassion actually mean, and how do we practice it?  Could gratitude and compassion lead us into a more abundant and generous way of living? How can we be generous and remain prosperous?

Your Board of Trustees has worked long and hard to determine the best course of action for our official reopening. We have put together a self-assessment to help you determine whether you should come back to in-person services, and a series of guidelines everyone will be expected to follow upon arrival at church. If there are any questions, please contact the administration at admin@churchofonelove.org.

Health Self-Assessment Prior to Return to Church of One Love
1. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever (100.4ᵒF/38ᵒC or greater)
  • A new, continuous cough – i.e., coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose (different from typical allergy symptoms that respond to antihistamines)
  • Headache
  • Fatigue (lack of energy, extreme tiredness)
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
If YES, please stay home.
Monitor your symptoms as directed by your healthcare provider or public health unit.
If NO, proceed to next question.

2. Within the last 14 days did you care for or have close contact with a symptomatic person (refer to symptoms in question #1) known or suspected to have COVID-19?close contact is defined as a person who:

  • Provided care for the individual, including healthcare workers, family members or other caregivers, or who had other similar close physical contact without consistent and appropriate use of personal protective equipment;
  • Lived with or otherwise had close contact (within 6 feet); or
  • Had direct contact with infectious person while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.
If YES, please stay at home.
Reevaluate 14 days after your last exposure to the symptomatic person.
If NO, proceed to next question.
3. Have you traveled in the last 14 days and does your location require self-isolation upon entry?
If YES, please quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days from your return.
Church of One Love
Attendance Protocols

These protocols are established with the intent of minimizing chances of contracting Covid19 by staff and attendees.  This is a managed risk, NOT a guarantee.  All who attend services at Church of One Love do so at their own risk. There are ushers who will direct you in following these requirements for attendance with oversight by one or more members of the Board of Trustees.  We show our love by following these protocols!

Pre-Attendance Health Check: Please perform the above health check. If you are ill, please stay home.

Limited Attendance: The number of attendees is limited at this time to 25% of the capacity of our sanctuary, plus Rev. Melinda and the music team, and other staff, as necessary. Reservations NOT required.

Masks: Masks required on church property, including parking lot, except by ministry staff & musicians.

Arrival time: Please be at church early. Use the EAST side door only. We will open promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Entrance: Socially distance outside the Northeast foyer door until you are admitted to the building.

Temperature check: Ushers will check temperatures at the door using no touch thermometers. If your temperature is higher than 99.6°, you will be asked to leave immediately.

Use Hand Sanitizer: Upon entrance. Maintain social distance in the foyer until directed to your seat.

Sanctuary Seating: An usher will direct you when to enter the sanctuary. Please be seated immediately, with at least 6 feet of distance from other persons or groups. Once seated, do not change seats or physically approach others. Please be in your seat by 10:30 a.m. Be mindful we are recording and broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Refreshments: Refreshments are not permitted. The Fellowship Hall is closed for the time being.

Departure: Ushers will direct your exit from the Sanctuary (back to front) after the Celebration Service, to maintain 6 foot social distancing. Please depart directly through the Northeast foyer door.

We understand that these are difficult times.  It’s hard to socially distance from beloved friends, and to avoid hugging and touching.  Understand that any Congregant could be at risk, so following these guidelines is necessary for our safety and health. We abide by these rules because we love one another.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

We pray for your continued health and well-being, that this virus may soon be vanquished and that we may return to regular services adding our voices to prayers for a loving, peaceful world.

Sincerely,
The Board of Trustees