Dear CCU Friends and Family,
We have been through so much lately, haven’t we? Some days I feel like what has been asked of us as a collective is too much to bear.
One of “those things” I know we are all tired of—and wondering about—is the mask mandate while on campus at CCU. It feels like we have endured long enough and for the most part we are all ready to get back to whatever the new normal will be, minus masks! I share this feeling with you! I am ready to breathe without the discomfort of inhaling my own exhale, fogging up my glasses, and having a conversation where I don’t have to shout through my mask to be heard clearly.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind our community we have a Re-Opening Task Team made up of various members of CCU. These team members have significant input based on their professional and personal experiences in dealing with the safety restrictions required due to the lingering effects of COVID-19.
This task team is meeting next week to reassess the masking requirement and discuss what is best and safest for our community as a whole. I trust in the process and affirm that we will know exactly what to do, and the right time to act.
I am grateful to the people serving in this capacity. They are staying glued to the latest information available, and I appreciate their willingness to share information and experience to help inform decisions made at CCU.
My greatest prayer for all of us is to act with grace and compassion while in this space requiring incredible patience. I pray we hold tightly to one another and continue to allow for God to guide us through this process.
I’m ready for it to all be over with, believe me! I look forward to a Sunday when I am speaking from the platform and I get to see your beautiful smiles beaming back at me. Until then, keep loving one another, keep holding the highest and best, and most of all…just keep breathing.
Much love to you all,
Senior Minister, CCU Orlando