Your consistory voted at the May meeting to suspend returning to formal worship until July 5, 2020, at the earliest.  Our main concern is the well being of our entire flock at Richville UCC.  A subcommittee has been formed, with representation from all age groups in our congregation, to discuss how we will come back and what precautions will be observed.  This subcommittee will bring recommendations to the Spiritual Life Committee to review, and they in return, will report back to Consistory at the June meeting.  As your leadership, we are trying to be proactive during this difficult time.

Conditions with COVID-19 continue to change daily, so we will be diligent in keeping up with the latest recommendations from Governor DeWine and the UCC.  Nothing will be set in stone and we are very open to your questions and opinions.  Please feel free to contact myself or Pastor Will with any concerns or suggestions.  We don’t expect this to be a quick process because of the severe consequences that could occur with rash decisions.

Please look for updates in the Weekly Messenger and we hope to have some guidelines set up by mid June.


Karen Gerber, Spiritual Life Chairperson