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May 5, 2021

Bales Environmental (the mitigation company) is on site and progress is being made!  They have removed the damaged areas in the kitchen and Key Hall, and are completing the removal of the duct work. We will continue to send out weekly notices to keep you up to speed.  Keep the prayers coming!

April 22, 2021

The materials for the daycare wing have been ordered, received, and are ready to be staged on-sight as soon as we get the word to begin the rebuilding of the Daycare wing. A critical evaluation and report from The Consulting & Testing Services, Inc. are now complete.  We now have a clearer idea of what needs to be done. Unfortunately, their assessment revealed a need to do more mitigation, which will take approximately 3 weeks.  Permits will then be required.  Duct work will need to be replaced.  We can begin construction work once the mitigation is finished and the permits have been issued.  While waiting for the permits for daycare, Key Hall and Administrative roofs will be replaced. It’s not the timeline we wanted, but we remain optimistic that we will finish by the end of the summer. 
 
Please continue to pray for swift progress and for all of those who are impacted while we remain closed. 
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June 8, 2020

It was so good to worship both onsite and online this past Sunday. "Get up! Jesus loves you!"

We look forward to onsite worship this Sunday, June 14, with a service in the Family Life Center

at 10 AM.

Listed below are some of the required protocols to provide a safe environment for worship as a church community during Phase II:

  • Limited worship capacity of 100 persons (besides leaders).

  • Physical (social) distancing.

  • Face masks.

  • No congregational singing (soloists and musicians only) or person-to-person contact (such as passing the peace, passing offering plates…etc). 

  • Paper will not be distributed (hymnals, bulletins, etc.).

  • Still suspended: nursery, children's activities, Sunday school, and other indoor in-person gatherings.

  • Restrooms will not be available except for emergencies.

 

Online worship will continue if you are not able or comfortable to worship onsite at this time.  

Thank you for your patience as we attend to the precautions needed for adding onsite worship to our schedule. 

 

Video:  https://mailchi.mp/e6223b556f92/tipsandguidelines
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June 1, 2020

 

We look forward to adding onsite worship this Sunday, June 7, with a service in the Family Life Center at 10 AM. In order to meet the guidelines set by the State, we are requiring registration. Registration is open now on the church website, and will close on Thursday, June 4 at 4:00 PM. If you encounter technical difficulties or need assistance, please call the church office at 337-527-5483.

Online worship will continue if you are not able or comfortable to worship onsite at this time.  

Thank you for your patience as we attend to the precautions needed for adding onsite worship to our schedule. 

 

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May 15, 2020

Dear Henning Memorial Members and Friends,

In conversation with Leadership Council, staff, key leaders and medical professionals, Henning Memorial is preparing for Phase 1 worship in June. Until that time, we will continue to offer live streaming from our church Facebook page and YouTube channel for Sunday morning worship at 10 am.

We will implement the official guidelines from the State Fire Marshal and Re-entry Guidelines from the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.  A Task Force has been meeting to analyze guidelines, needs, and plans. They are strategically planning the launch of our temporary modified worship and will communicate details soon. 

Please know that among the top values guiding this work is "Do no harm," as we keep your well being a priority while seeking to move toward worshiping together as a community with a faithful, life-giving witness and message.

Listed below are some of the required protocols to provide a safe environment for our church community during Phase I of worship:

  • Limited worship capacity.

  • Physical (social) distancing.

  • Face masks.

  • No congregational singing (soloists and musicians only) or person-to-person contact (such as passing the peace, passing offering plates, holy communion…etc). 

  • Paper will not be distributed (hymnals, bulletins, etc.).

  • Still suspended: nursery, children's activities, Sunday school, and other in-person gatherings.

  • Restrooms will not be available except for emergencies.

 

A few essential notes (and what you CAN do):

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay safe, remain at home, and join us for worship on our live feed. 

  • Extra volunteers will be needed to help coordinate and facilitate this unique way of gathering so all are kept as safe as possible. Please don’t hesitate to volunteer!

  • Groups can still meet by Zoom or in other virtual ways.

  • Church staff continue to work remotely and can connect with you by appointment or in other ways by request.  

  • Check in on each other and your neighbors for support and encouragement.  

 

In the meantime, please continue to keep your church, your community, and each other in prayer.  Be mindful of each other and especially those most vulnerable as we begin to move about in this next phase.  If you or someone you know needs something we can help with, please let us know.  I am praying for you and I am eager to see your face!  

Christ's Peace be with you,

Ellen Alston