COVID-19 Status & News

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Current Status

  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask indoors.
  • Vaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask from December 15 to February 15 indoors.

  • Booster shots recommended which covers the Omicron variant. (Find appointment)
  • Additional information from the CDC.

12/16/21 - Letter from Pastor Jon

Chapel in the Pines Family,

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a number of challenges for our church, as well as churches all around the world, to navigate. It has forced us to be flexible and adaptable to what feels like an ever-changing situation. There is no seminary class on how to pastor during a pandemic, and there is no introductory course on how to be a church Leadership Team during a pandemic, so we greatly appreciate all your generous flexibility as we navigate this all together. I personally am proud of how this church and our leadership have handled all that has come our way. I believe we have done our best to stay focused on our mission to: Love God, Love Others, and Serve Others.

As many of you are now aware there has been new Covid-19 masking guidelines to help reduce hospitalizations during the busy Christmas season. The new California guideline reads as follows: “Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status from December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022.” To read the full article from the California Department of Public Health please click HERE.

In the spirit of our mission to Love God, Love Others and Serve Others, we encourage you to follow the new guidelines when you are attending services or other gatherings at Chapel in the Pines. If you have an exemption or are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you maintain distance from others as much as possible. We will be posting the new guidelines from the State of California at all entrances and will have masks available as well as hand sanitizer. In addition, we ask that anyone who feels ill in any way refrain from attending Chapel events. For those who are particularly vulnerable we ask that you use caution when deciding if attending in person worship is right for you at this time. We are grateful for our tech team and that Livestream worship continues to be an excellent option for those who are not able to attend in person.

Finally, I want to ask you to be reaching out to your neighbors, near and far, with the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christ this Advent season. Be thinking of tangible ways you can be loving others, it’s amazing how much of a difference a surprise Christmas card or a freshly shoveled driveway can make this time of year.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)


Pastor Jon Dietrich

and the Chapel Leadership Team

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