We are currently in Phase 3 of our Plan for Regathering.
July 28, 2021
On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated their “guidance for fully vaccinated people.” Citing the Delta variant of the virus may be transmissible by fully vaccinated individuals, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings.
In response to the new recommendations, our Session decided to require masks, regardless of vaccination status, for all Sunday activities (Sunday, August 1). In addition, food and beverages will no longer be served indoors.
For gatherings held during the week in which no children are present and all participants are vaccinated, mask wearing is at the discretion of the group. For outdoor activities, masks are optional and food and beverages are allowed.
March 30, 2021
The Pandemic Response Team and the Session have made the determination based on a reduced number of COVID cases in Collin county to move to Phase 3 of our Phased Reopening Plan.
Phase 3 allows for small groups to meet indoors in large spaces, following Trinity’s safety guidelines.
In addition, we will resume OUTDOOR in-person worship services at 11 am on the south lawn of the church. Each worship attendee is asked to bring their own chair, and masks and social distancing will continue to be required. Upon arrival, everyone in attendance will sign in, take their temperature and attest that they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
June 20, 2020
Each person is a beloved child of God. Therefore, we prioritize the health and safety of our members and our community over our own desires to reopen quickly or for a hasty return to normal operations. Personal safety is most important as we plan the reopening of the physical campus.
The reopening will be completed in a series of phases with defined criteria for each phase. Progression through the phases will be determined by the Pandemic Response Team and may move forward or backward depending on criteria as defined in the chart below. The team will revisit data and make a progression or regression recommendation every two weeks to be approved by Session.
Movement to a different phase will be communicated to the congregation via the weekly E-News and the TPC website.
All reopening events are within the legal guidelines of the State of Texas for reopening houses of worship. We endeavor to open as quickly as prudent safety allows. Our highest priority is the safety of our members, staff, and visitors.
May 27, 2020
We would like to introduce you to Trinity’s Pandemic Response Team. This team, with representation from staff, elders, deacons and congregation members, has come together to thoughtfully and prayerfully address pandemic-related decisions. Please watch for more updates as we navigate during these unprecedented times.
May 23, 2020
May 22, 2020
Rev. Woody Brown shares his thoughts about in-person gatherings at Trinity during the pandemic.
May 2, 2020
Trinity Presbyterian Church is committed to the safety and well-being of every person who comes onto our campus.
Because of COVID-19, Trinity’s campus remains closed for the time being. The session and staff are closely monitoring and reviewing the situation and information. We are listening to advice from the most qualified and best informed sources. We are committed to protecting and serving everyone in our community.
While the campus is closed, Trinity Presbyterian Church is very much alive, active, and well. We continue to offer daily and weekly opportunities for worship, study, serve, and grow. We remain committed to our 5G Life.
At this point, we do not know when the campus will open. Again, we are unwavering in our resolve to be reasonable and responsible. However, our goal is to reopen as soon as we can do so safely.
While the church campus is closed, please continue to communicate by Realm, emails, text messages, and phone calls. Please know that your elders and staff hold you, our community, and world in our prayers.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, we have moved to online only worship for the forseeable future. The church building will not be open on Sunday mornings. We pray that this action will help reduce the risk of transmitting the virus and keep our congregation healthy and safe.
In addition, we are cancelling/postponing all church activities for the foreseeable future. As this situation develops, we will continue to communicate about the life and activities of Trinity. The church building is currently closed and the staff are working remotely. We have created an online schedule of events for both adults and youth to keep us connected during this time.
Your continued encouragement and support help ensure the ongoing health and vitality of Trinity. The Scriptures remind us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Please know that your staff and Session are committed to being reasonable and responsible leaders. We pledge to “shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence, demonstrating for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.”
Again, please share this news with our church community. If you know of someone who needs a pastoral phone call or physical assistance, please contact the church office.
During these anxious times, I am particularly thankful for a sustaining church community like Trinity.