Following an increase in active cases of COVID-19 in our area, in-person attendance at worship services was suspended again in December. The latest guidance from our diocese uses covidactnow.org color-coded designations to determine safety for reopening.
We now plan to return to in-person attendance at worship services on Sunday, May 23, 2021. At the time of this update, Morris County and Passaic County have both progressed to “yellow” or “medium risk” status.
We are re-opening under the newly established “yellow” guidelines released by the diocese. These guidelines are based on the “orange” guidelines released last year, with updates considering new things we have learned about the coronavirus and its transmission, and with significant relaxation of certain restrictions. To learn more about the current safety protocols, please read Rev. Jon’s letter to the congregation about this latest reopening plan.
If you plan to attend, please review the safety protocols described below before reserving your space. To reserve a space, visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/tickets.
Future updates will be posted here.
Check here for the latest designation in Morris County:
St. David’s will be returning to public, in-person worship services on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Significant restrictions will be in place to mitigate risk as much as we can. To learn about the latest updates to the safety protocols, please read Rev. Jon’s letter to the congregation below. For reference, the letter outlining safety protocols from last summer remains posted lower on this page, along with the video orientation that was presented at that time. Many of those same protocols remain in place.
An online orientation was held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 for those considering a return to church. If you weren’t able to attend, the presentation portion can be viewed here.
To learn about our plan, and your responsibilities if you decide to attend, read Rev. Jon’s letter to the congregation:
Online, livestreaming worship services will still be available at www.stdavidskinnelon.org/live
To reserve tickets to in-person services, visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/tickets
Our financial contributions to food pantries and North Porch Women and Children Centers are continuing as we receive contributions. To participate visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/donate to make a secure online donation. Additionally, even though we can’t be physically present for our regular feeding program at St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter in Paterson, we send them monetary donations to cover the cost of the meals we would have provided. Several parishioners are making masks to share with healthcare workers and neighbors, and our knitting and crochet group is still working to produce blankets for the children of Project Linus. To learn more about more of our Outreach efforts, visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/outreach-programs.
Rev. Jon remains available to provide pastoral care to anyone who needs support any time. To connect with him, or any member of our staff, visit our Contact page.
If you need professional support during this time:
This is a challenging situation for everyone. Even people who “have it together” are struggling in their own ways. If you need support, please seek it out.
NJ Mental Health Cares – if you need someone to talk with immediately
call toll free: (866) 202-HELP (4357)
Peer Support and Suicide Prevention – if you are considering harming yourself
call toll free: (855) 654-5735
Domestic Violence – if you or someone you love is facing danger
call toll free: (800) 572-SAFE (7233)