May 1, 2023
Dear Timothy Baptist Church Family and Friends,
The Health and Wellness Ministry of Timothy Baptist Church has revised the church’s masking policy. After an in-depth review of community case numbers, changing CDC guidelines, and mitigation measures, the Health and Wellness has decided that masking will no longer be mandatory at Timothy Baptist Church.
Nearly three years after the COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions in our congregational life, we are excited to take these steps. Know that the Pastor McCullum and the Health and Wellness Ministry remain grateful for your patience, your compliance, and your support these past years, especially as we have navigated so much that is unfamiliar and uncertain.
This current policy change, like all of the steps we have taken responding to the pandemic, is an imperfect one. We recognize that, at the end of another COVID wave, the burden of evaluating risk increasingly falls on individuals, especially as organizations and community groups relax
precautions. Please know, then, that we would not take this additional step if we did not feel that church was a safe community in which to make these changes. Our Sunday morning activities are, to our best knowledge, attended by fully-vaccinated adults.
For any members who wish to remain masked, we encourage you to do so. Additionally, to keep the church safe, we ask that you remain home and enjoy our virtual worship if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (respiratory symptoms, cough, sore throat, fever). This mandate will start on Monday, May 1st.
We look forward to seeing your smiles in worship!
Pastor Terry McCullum Sr. and the Health and Wellness Ministry