GAA covid update

Grace Ann Arbor Family and Friends,

This year continues to be quite an adventure for our Ann Arbor location as we navigate our way through the uncertainties and vulnerabilities of more than a year and a half of COVID challenges. It hasn’t been easy! Our staff has worked hard to adapt and pivot as needed in response to situations we have encountered in our effort to support you, your family, and your friends as we seek to share life together in order to become more like Jesus.

This week has taken an unexpected turn for Grace Ann Arbor. About a half dozen people present at last Sunday’s in-person worship services have tested positive for COVID this week, even after being vaccinated, including myself. I’m sure this raises concern for many of you who were in attendance, and we want to be transparent with you about this situation. If you feel even the slightest of symptoms, I encourage you to get tested. If you carry the smallest amount of concern about infection, once again, please get tested. I also ask you to join me by praying for the healing of those who are battling COVID right now, as well as, for protection from infection for those who attended our in-person worship services this past Sunday.

In response to our current reality, here are some specific actions we are taking:
  1. We have instructed all those who tested positive to quarantine according to COVID protocol (which I am doing myself).
  2. We have decided to cancel our in-person worship services at our Ann Arbor location for this Sunday, October 10th. We believe it is wise for us to refrain from gathering in-person to create the window of space before gathering in person again on Sunday, October 17th. We hope you will still join us for our online service in order to stay on track with our series entitled “The Sacred Way” – those happen on Sunday mornings at 9am and 10am. This week, we are also including an 11am. (watch on Sunday here)
  3. We plan to hire a professional cleaning service to deep clean our entire facility, to ensure a thorough disinfecting of our building. 

If any of you who were in attendance this past Sunday have questions or concerns, please reach out to our location pastor, Jon Beyer, at He would be glad to talk with you.

As we journey through these risky and uncomfortable waters together as brothers and sisters in Christ, I want you to find comfort in the following words of Scripture, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall we be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

Grace Ann Arbor, may we all be encouraged by God’s strengthening presence in our life this week!
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