Tab is “live streaming” our worship services at 10:00am on Sunday mornings a tabpres.org, then posting the services to YouTube at Tabindy. We will also “live stream” our Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday at 7:00p, Good Friday at 7:00p, and Easter Sunday at 10:00a. A PDF of the order of worship is also available for each service on the website.
The entire church membership has been divided between the deacons, the elders and the staff. Members of each group have been given a list of members/friends to be in regular contact with ie phone, notes, email, text. Ideally, every member/friend should be contacted 3 times per week (by a deacon, and elder and a staff member).
The pastor (John) has provided weekly updates to the entire church membership via video and written messages, particularly as changes in protocol have been announced. Dave posts these on our various media sites (email to the congregation, tabpres.org, Facebook and YouTube). When the initial decision was made to cancel “in person” worship and all programs for 8 weeks a hard copy letter of the decision was also sent to the entire Tab family.
Small groups and Bible studies have been doing conference calls and video sessions. .
Up until the most recent “stay at home” mandate the staff has been working regular hours in the building, practicing appropriate distancing and the custodial staff has been disinfecting constantly. Since the “stay at home” mandate is in place the staff is all working from home except for “essential” activities ie worship preparation/presentation and making payroll etc. All staff members have the capability of accessing their office voicemails remotely, so are responsible for monitoring incoming calls or needs.
The Open Door continues to serve our neighbors on a “to go” basis only, every M/W/F and will through the remainder of this week. On Friday of this week we will give every guest a box of food supplies sufficient to meet their needs for the coming week (3/30-4/4), then we hope to re-open “to go” service.
Individual members of the staff will also provide messages, videos, etc. to the congregation on an every other day basis for the duration.