November 1, 2020
As a business, I have made the decision that we will continue to put all of our traveling and onsite work on hold until February 1st, 2021. This date may change again dependent on the COVID data and the advice of medical experts.
While I understand that this does alter our bottom line, it is our mission to help congregations move towards become vital organizations better serving God. This vitality includes BODY, mind and spirit. While COVID has become highly politicized, I believe it is our duty as a business with our specific mission to pay very close attention to the health of the individuals we are working to serve. Because I cannot guarantee the physical safety of our clients if we meet in person, we will continue to suspend that service. I know I speak for our whole team when I say we look forward to the time when we can be with our clients in person and do the work we love to do onsite.
If you are doing interpretations of our data for your congregations, I am asking that you continue to meet in virtual platforms. If you choose to meet in person, I am pleading that you take into account all safety measures including masks, distancing and prescribed cleaning procedures. I would also ask that you exclude from that meeting any persons in the most vulnerable categories which include age, underlying health conditions, and those with household members in those categories. In Ohio, per the data, one of the reasons for our climbing numbers of COVID cases is churches, so please be careful.
I would like to add that when we survey your congregations the data is clear that the mental health of congregants is a large concern. It will be important that congregations and regional associations act swiftly to ensure there are ways to care for each other that includes addressing mental health issues. If there are ways we can support or care for you please do not hesitate to reach out.
Please take of each other and stay well,
Emily Swanson, Owner