Dear Church Family,
I have wonderful news. It is time to gather for worship! But we must be “wise as serpents and
innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16b). Your staff is preparing now for May 31. But we need your help
so, I ask you to read this letter carefully and be wise as you prepare to worship as a part of the family
of God. Please take note of the following:
• We will gather for worship May 31, 2020.
• Worship times will be 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
• The 9:00 a.m. worship will be for Seniors Only. This is an attempt to protect those who are
up in age from any sickness.
• The 11:00 a.m. worship will be for any and all.
• There will be no nursery or children’s church. Families are encouraged to worship
• We will worship in the Sanctuary at half capacity. Therefore, after half capacity is reached the
overflow will meet in the Multipurpose Building. Each service will have two locations
(Multipurpose & Sanctuary).
• There will be no on-campus Sunday School on Sunday mornings. Classes are encouraged to
meet at a secondary location or at low traffic times at RHBC.
• If you have a fever or chronic cough please do not gather with the Ridglea family in person yet.
Videos of Wednesday night and Sunday AM & PM will continue for the foreseeable future.
• We will diligently try to social distance from each other. Families will be allowed to sit together
but others should maintain a 6-foot distance. Social distancing is to be practiced. Please
refrain from handshakes and hugs.
• Both worship locations will be sanitized between services.
• Sunday and Wednesday night gatherings will be added in the not too distant future.
• Those that are at high risk for Coronavirus should remain at home for a few more weeks.
• Some individual worshipers may choose to wear face coverings or gloves as an extra
We must be wise because each person is vulnerable in different ways. As we love one another we
will want to do all we can to protect each other from the possibility of the spread of the virus. But,
ultimately, we will trust God for protection as described in Psalm 91. Therefore, we must do our part
to “walk in the shadow of the Most High” and trust God to “keep us from pestilence and disease.”
God loves you and so do I. We will see many of you in worship. Soon, and very soon!