The Palma Sola Presbyterian Church Session voted unanimously on September 15 to resume worship in the sanctuary on World Communion Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 am.
We expect to remain open for worship in the sanctuary as long as the prevalence of COVID-19 in Manatee County remains at or below the level recommended by the World Health Organization for reopening. That recommendation is: for every 100 people tested, no more than five test positive for COVID-19.
We request all worshipers: 1) answer the questions in the health and contacts COVID-19 questionnaire before attending, 2) wear a facemask, 3) use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the building (provided), and 4) socially distance inside and outside the building.
The sanctuary opens at 9:40 am and pews are marked for socially-distanced seating. Communion is served in individual sealed packages that are pre-placed in the designated seating areas. For the time being, the congregation will not be singing, humming, or responsively reading. Singing will be solos only.
We will continue to provide recorded online worship services for at-home worshipers, and midweek Bible study, through this website and in biweekly email messages sent to the members of Palma Sola and Westminster Presbyterian Churches. All meetings continue to be held via Zoom.
While all you need to know for worshipping in the sanctuary is in the Worship Safety Practices flyer and questionnaire, further detail may be found in the four-page Worship Safety Plan approved by PSPC's Session on June 16, 2020.