There is much confusion and uncertainty in the chaos caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the government’s back and forth ever-changing guidelines. As a result, some brethren have asked specifically what our policy at the Hot Springs Feast Site is going to be regarding masks and vaccines.
The current Mask/Vaccine COVID policy of the Planning Team at the Hot Springs Feast of Tabernacles is this:
WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES – AND ARE TO SHOW GRACE TO OTHERS.
What this means is that we have no policy for or against the wearing of masks or being vaccinated for COVID-19. Unless the Vapors Lounge changes their current policy, which is to not require either, we will NOT mandate anyone wear masks at the hall or at our activities……….NOR will we prohibit anyone from wearing masks.
If you desire to wear a mask to services and activities – please do so. If you do not want to wear a mask, you are not required to do so. There should be no shame or offense regardless of your choice.
Some brethren do suffer from a weakened immune system, and wear masks to protect themselves, and some may wear masks to protect others from anything they may have. So let us think better of the other.
We will not inquire about vaccinations. We request no one else inquire about vaccinations either.
The Hot Springs Feast is open to all who choose to come worship with us at this appointed time.
There are no anterooms or individual areas secluded and enclosed from the main hall. If, at the Feast there are brethren who prefer to wear masks and want to sit together apart from the rest of the congregation – we will do our best to accommodate them. Also, we will do our best to keep social distancing in mind in our setup of chairs and tables.
We expect you to use discernment with the information we have provided regarding this issue and make the best decision for yourself and family.
We do ask that you do not come to services if you are not feeling well and that you show patience and grace to other brethren who may choose differently than you regarding masks.
Therefore, let us show love and respect for one another regardless of what each of us decides in regard to this matter.
The Hot Springs Feast Planning Team