Covid-19 Tiered Reopening Plan


March 11, 2021

Dear Philadelphia Family,
I’ve been waiting a long time to say this: I’m excited to announce that PPC is resuming in-person worship services! On Easter Sunday, April 4, we’ll gather to celebrate Christ’s resurrection together! 
Here are the details for both the 9am Journey service and the 11am Sanctuary service:

  • All interior and exterior doors of the Kerr building and sanctuary will remain open to increase ventilation. Also, all HVAC fans will be turned to “on,” not “auto.”
  • All attendees who don’t have a singing or speaking role are required to wear masks.
  • Households are asked to social distance.
  • Bulletins will be printed and available in baskets at the entrances.
  • Offering plates will not be passed. Instead, we ask you to leave your gift in one of the drop-off baskets in the sanctuary or Kerr building.
  • Communion plates will not be passed. At the entrances, single serve communion packets will be available to pick up. Gluten-free options will be available.
  • Ushers will dismiss attendees by row.
  • A fogger will be used to sanitize the worship spaces on Monday.

    A few more details:
  • The services will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. So, if you’re not quite ready to come back, you can still worship with us virtually from home. CDs and DVDs of the service will continue to be mailed out, as well.
  • If you’re not feeling well on the day of worship, we ask that you stay home.
  • We plan to resume Sunday School on May 2. If, however, adult classes would like to meet outdoors between now and then, they are welcome to do so.
  • There will be no nursery or children’s church during the 11am service until May 2. 

Like I said, I’m really excited to begin worshipping in-person again! I know, though, that some people are still uncomfortable coming inside for in-person worship. Please know that whenever you choose to come back, your church is still here for you.
Let’s continue to pray for each other and our world as we begin to see a new day dawning.
Anticipating the Resurrection,

Pastor Miller