To Our Church Family,
As of 5/15/2020, Benton County has been approved for Phase-One reopening, per Governor Brown’s guidelines. This means that churches can now begin to gather in groups of 25 or less.
Our Leadership Team is prayerfully discussing a plan for The Refuge to meet at the College Street building located at 1947 College St. in Philomath, OR. This space is currently available for us to use as our new church home.
Some of our Leadership Team is joining us this week for service as we test and envision what it would be like to re-open. Regardless of when we do, we will continue to stream all services online. You can still tune in every Sunday morning on our YouTube channel.
Our hope is to develop a plan to open The Refuge in a way that allows everyone the opportunity to attend a live service, but we will not do so until we feel confident it can be done with excellence and in a manner that adheres to current Benton County regulations and recommendations.
We are eager and excited to be with you in person and will keep you updated as we finalize the plan to re-open. I speak for our entire Leadership Team when I say how grateful we are for each of you.
Pastor Gerry Alston
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