COVID-19 Response

We are currently worshipping online and in person. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged but not required for in-person worship or small group gatherings. Masks required for indoor youth activities for all participants and volunteers.

Building Guidelines

Worship + COVID

We are worshipping in person and online! On May 20, 2021, we made updates to our Covid Policy. While we are still in the midst of a pandemic, many people have decreased risk factors due to vaccine effectiveness. The following are updates to our Covid-19 Policy:

  • Masks: We strongly recommend wearing masks at church, but no longer require them. Because some within our congregation do not yet have access to COVID-19 vaccines, we continue to encourage masking until all children, youth, and adults are eligible. We will also require masks for any indoor events (outside of worship) where adults, youth, & children work in close proximity (such as work projects, confirmation, or Sunday school) for the time being. 
  • Worship: We no longer require registration, distancing, or masks. We strongly encourage masks and distancing be kept. We will not yet resume congregational singing but will continue with prerecorded music. For those unvaccinated, singing continues to be high risk; therefore, out of care for our entire congregation, we will not resume congregational singing until vaccine numbers increase and youth & children are eligible for the vaccine. 
  • Small Groups: May meet without size or time limits. Refreshments may resume. We encourage groups to discuss together their comfort with serving refreshments or gathering unmasked. 
  • Nursery: At this time, the nursery is open but unstaffed. Parents are welcome to make use of the space if your child needs a break from worship, though we ask you to: (1) stay and supervise, (2) remain masked when with children, and (3) help us keep the area picked up and clean. As always, we love children in worship and they are always welcome, wiggles and all! 
  • Children & Youth: Youth aged 12-15 have just become eligible for vaccination, and children under 12 are not yet eligible. As such, youth, children, and volunteers should continue to mask for indoor ministry events with children & youth. 

The life of the church is open not only to vaccinated people, and we know many continue to exercise caution. Out of care for our entire congregation, we have been careful in adapting guidelines. We will continue offering online worship and small group opportunities. We recommend wearing masks, not only for your protection but also in solidarity and Christian love for one another. And most importantly, we ask for abundant grace and support for your Pastors, staff, leadership, and church family as we make our way thru this next phase of reopening!

COVID Communications

Current and past communications about COVID-19 and the church.

(re)Gathering Plan

18 March 2021

Approved by Park Church Council & pastors, information used to determine gathering status.


Updated daily

Accessible charts to understand the known prevalence of COVID-19 within a county.

MN School Opening Statistics

Updated regularly

7-day case rate used help to determine school safety measures.

MDH Weekly COVID-19 Report

Updated Weekly (Thursdays)

Detailed information on testing, demographics, syndromic surveillance, and more.

MN Annual Conf. Phased Regathering

Updated regularly

Phased regathering plan for churches.


Updated Regularly

Resource page from the MN Dept of Health about COVID-19.

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