TIF Meets Sunday - But In a Different Place
The Estonian government is allowing churches to meet once again, so TIF will be meeting in person at Salem Church, Kalevi 76.
When we meet, social distancing rules must be observed. Since Salem Church is larger, we will have more room to spread out. We will meet there until those rules are relaxed more.
Our services will begin at 4 p.m., as usual, but everyone is asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to prepare. We will still try to livestream the services from the main TIF Facebook page, as we have been doing during the stay-at-home orders.
TIF Kids activities will not be available this week--the church leadership is still working through the details for that. There are several options for children this week: They may stay with their parents in the service, go to a room in the back of the church to play, or stay home. If they go to the room in the back of the church, there will be no one assigned to oversee them, and we cannot guarantee the sanitation of the toys in that room.
Pastor Craig Hamer and the church leadership are asking that everyone be respectful of the rules that are still in place. "It is a privilege that churches are still being able to gather again," Pastor Craig Hamer said. He asked that members not abuse that privilege. There will be a few additions and rules to the services.
- Hand sanitizer will be required upon entering and exiting the church. Masks will be available for those who want them.
- Only those who are from the same household or who have spent considerable time together will be able to sit together. Others must sit two meters apart.
- Everyone is asked to leave fairly quickly after the service is over. There will be no welcome table or social time.
- If you have been sick or have had contact with someone who has been sick, you are asked to stay home and be respectful of others.
- The offering box will be available at the back of the sanctuary, but online giving through the TIF Web site is encouraged. Our account name is Tartu International Fellowship Kristlik Kogudus and the account number is EE542200221065502597 .