Regathering Conversations

Trying to figure out how to talk about wearing masks in church? Here are some examples!

Comic showing how consent around masking might happen.

Consent: Mask Edition

Person #1: I'm fully vaccinated and comfortable taking off my mask - how do you feel?

Person #2: Honestly, I'm not comfortable yet. My kids aren't vaccinated yet and I haven't had my second shot.

Person #1: OK, masks on then! It's great to see you in person!

Person #2 Thanks for understanding. A lot of people don't.

Learn more about Covenantal Consent.

Comic showing why to wear masks in church

Masks in Church?

Person #1: We're both vaccinated, why are we still wearing masks in church?

Person #2: Kids under 12 aren't. Have you ever tried getting kids to do something adults won't? (masked family with children in the background)

Person #2: Plus some folks' bodies don't produce a lot of antibodies, or can't get vaccinated. And they might not want to stand out. And it's not welcoming to ask visitors if they're vaccinated!

Learn more about Masking Guidelines in Covenantal Community.

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