Current Status: Worship Services is in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
RPC will continue worship in the Sanctuary each Sunday at 10:00 AM with masks and/or face shields required, social distancing marked by alternate pews, no congregational or choir singing, only instrumental or recorded music, and no fellowship hour. Any indoor memorial services will follow the same stipulations. The service will continue to be recorded and made available via YouTube.
COVID-19 Special Guidance Pertaining to the use of RPC Facilities (as of August 2021)
The Session hereby adopts the following policies:
In consideration of the impact of the Delta variant, guidelines and special orders from all levels of government, as well as recommendations from The Presbytery of the James make it prudent for us to change some aspects of how we handle the use of our facilities to ensure safety for our staff, congregants, and visitors.
Even though in June 2021 RPC reopened the Sanctuary for worship services, we will continue to turn away requests for any outside group to use the facility. The kitchen facilities should not be used for any food preparation and all meetings/gatherings should use the Fellowship Hall to encourage social distancing.
Mask or face shield usage is required while inside as it has been shown to decrease the volume of transmissible virus particles.
This is an exceptional time and we appreciate your cooperation with these changes to keep us all as safe as possible. (This situation will be closely monitored and changes to this policy will be made accordingly.)
These policies shall be further amended, if necessary, to comply with any future guidance that might be issued by Virginia authorities.