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Community in the Time of COVID
Eighth Street’s life together has been tested during the months of COVID. With God’s grace, we have found ways to continue to minister and live in community even when the pandemic kept us physically apart.
For fourteen months we had Sunday morning worship by pre-recorded video, group fellowship and nurture classes by Zoom. In June 2021, we began gathering for in-person worship on the lawn behind the church. In November, with virtually all but the youngest children vaccinated, Sunday morning programming moved into the church building, masks required.
Throughout the pandemic, commissions and committees have met by Zoom, carrying on the ministries of the church and making adjustments as needed. At the December 2020 meeting, the congregation affirmed the outcome of a 12-month planning process: a new vision statement and goals. They reflect our current commitments and guide our discernment for future priorities.
Vision Statement and AGAPE Goals (2020)
With courage and humility,
we strive to more fully celebrate the image of God in all persons and we commit to building relationships with our neighbors near and far by finding common ground and removing barriers to loving every body.
- Across cultures
- Generational interaction
- Accessibility and Sustainability
- Peace and Justice
- Engagement with the neighborhood
This new website was launched in January 2022 and is now being revised to more accurately reflect the current community life and ministries of Eighth Street Mennonite Church.