UPDATE – July 21, 2020:
Once again, thanks be to God! With the goal of providing the sacrament of Holy Communion to as many parishioners as possible, and aligning with our mission to Bring People Closer to God, we will begin offering in-person, outdoor Divine Services for Resurrection parishioners beginning Sunday, July 26, 2020. Read more here!
UPDATE – July 16, 2020:
Due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases within Alameda County, hosting of in-person, indoor worship services is not allowed at this time. Reservations are currently being accepted for Divine Services being held in July 2020; however, all reservations are being waitlisted while we explore the possibility of hosting in-person, outdoor Divine Services on the church grounds. More details will be posted soon, if we are able to arrange for outdoor in-person worship. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding,
The Parish Council Contingency Planning Task Force and Reopening Readiness Team
July 7, 2020
Our Parish Council Contingency Planning Task Force and Reopening Readiness Team have spent many hours readying the church for in-person worship in a safe, healthy, and phased manner under the guidance of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, San Francisco Metropolis, and the Alameda County Office of Public Health. As a result, there are strict limits on how many people may gather for services and we are asking parishioners to sign-up in advance to attend services at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ServRSVP.
At this time, attendance is reserved for Resurrection parishioners only, per the direction of the Metropolis of San Francisco (attendance by parishioners-only applies to all SF Metropolis parishes).
Important: Registering to attend Divine Services in-person does not guarantee a seat(s) at the service(s) you select. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, but we will monitor the process to ensure that all parishioners have an opportunity to attend services in the first 2-3 months. You will receive an email approximately three days prior to your requested service date/time informing you whether you are confirmed to attend or waitlisted for that service. Your email will serve as your official confirmation and may need to be presented when attending in-person service(s). Confirmed parishioners who arrive more than 30 minutes after the beginning of the Divine Liturgy will not be admitted. No exceptions.
WHAT YOU AGREE TO BY ATTENDING
By voluntarily entering the church facility, you affirm that:
- You are not currently ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- You agree to abide by the social distancing and safety guidelines as being practiced in our Parish.
- You acknowledge, that while the recommended CDC, State and Local County safety measures are being taken by the Church, the parish cannot guarantee that there is no risk of infection for attendees.
If you are not able to agree with the above statements, we ask that you remain at home to participate in the live-streaming of our services at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPSwUIDbfi9qdmyJfUnHrQ
Please review the Safe Practices Guidelines, Preparing for In-Person Divine Services Instructions, and Reopening of the Church Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) BEFORE coming to church. After reviewing these resources, if you have questions or concerns, please let us know on our new “Parish Council Ask Us Anything” portal.