The Cokes Chapel Health and Welfare Team has been working hard to reimagine how those of us who are able might safely engage in In-Person Worship in this age of pandemic.  Again, we realize that not everyone is ready and/or able to take this step and we strongly encourage those who are at high risk to remain safely at home and continue worshiping online.  Regardless of how we worship, gathered in-person or gathered while apart, we are ALL part of Christ’s Body, the church!

As stated previously, considering all factors and in our best efforts to “Do No Harm,” the Health and Welfare Team has discerned that our initial gatherings for worship at Cokes Chapel should take place OUTDOORS.  We believe that this is the safest way to gather as a larger group at this time.  Outdoor worship is the first phase of our gathering together.  Considering the needs and expectations for our in-person gatherings will be an evolving process that will unfold over time with continual evaluation.

For those who choose to gather for In-Person Worship, this is what will be asked of you as we seek to worship God together, while also seeking to love and protect one another:



  1. Remain six or more feet away from anyone attending the service who is not part of your party;
  2. Wear a mask anytime you are moving around the grounds. Once seated, your mask may be removed if you prefer;
  3. Sanitize your hands frequently along with any common surfaces you come in contact with.
  4. Notify church authorities (Pastor Lisa Dempsey; immediately should you or anyone in your party become ill with Covid symptoms, test positive for the virus, or be exposed to anyone who has tested positive with in the last 14 days.