Elders’ Report, March 13, 2023

Elders’ Report, March 13, 2023

At their monthly meeting on March 13, 2023, the Elders voted to make masks optional. With Covid numbers dropping in Philadelphia, and with Old First’s spacious sanctuary and its opportunity to worship online, it seemed like the right time to make masks optional for this very conscientious congregation!

So, after two years of successful masking during Covid, Old First Reformed Church is no longer asking folks to wear masks at church unless they want to. Masks will still be provided to anyone who wants or needs to wear them.

And, in another vote on Monday, the Elders confirmed the plan for 10 hours per week for the Music Director position. The Worship SLG has also approved the planned hours. The duties include time for music selection, choir rehearsal, practice of music to be performed, and its performance in Worship. If you have questions about the hours, please reach out to someone from the Worship SLG for any clarification. 

Finally, at the request of the Elders’ Co-Moderators, Kathy S. and Joanna R., Michael convened the Sanctuary Use Committee for their first meeting. They will meet again on March 20 as they prepare to talk with the Elders in April.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to any of the Board of Elders: Kathy, Joanna, Ibidun, Sarah, Kris, Dave, Pat, and Rae