GATHER WITH US IN-PERSON on Sundays at 10am at the Demuth Community Center, 3601 E Mesquite Ave in Palm Springs. Please join us as you are able.
News About Optional Mask Wearing in Worship and Holy Communion
As previewed in recent gatherings, Bloom’s Open Leadership Meeting on April 13, 2022, decided wearing masks will be optional during worship services at Demuth Community Center starting Easter morning. This passed unanimously based on current CDC scientific and local governmental recommendations. Air flow and ceiling heights are supporting factors, too. A proviso that we will continue to monitor science and regulations and make changes as advised was included in the decision.
The factor remains in-person attendees who are unvaccinated should continue to wear masks. We will not be checking vaccination status. Since singing is a transmitter of the airborne virus, persons are encouraged to use their discretion. In all situations for Bloom gatherings, masks are welcome according to individual preferences.
For the Sacrament of Holy Communion, multiple options will be offered. In addition to continuing the prepackaged grape juice and bread, communion servers will offer the bread and cup for intinction dipping with the loaf and gluten free wafers. Communion Servers will wear masks for the time being.
To repeat, these practices will be monitored according to the scientific and governmental recommendations in the weeks and months to come. Please continue to keep this matter in our prayers for wisdom and love as the center of our action.
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As federal, state, and local guidelines change, we will adjust as needed. In the midst of all this change, we thank God for seeing us through this trying time and pray for a safe return to a semblance of normalcy.
Bloom in the Desert Ministries is a Liberal Protestant Church in the United Church of Christ (UCC): We strive to be Inclusive, Open and Affirming, and Reconciling
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Bloom in the Desert Ministries is an open and affirming United Church of Christ and Reconciling Ministries congregation that worships weekly and connects daily with our community for good.
All are welcome.
We focus on:
- Spiritual and personal development
Worship, music, Bible study, book clubs, lending library
- Relieving food insecurity
Lunch Mondays and Tuesdays, food bank support, pet food and supplies for our homeless neighbors and those in need
- School children’s benevolence
Backpacks, church camp scholarships, Christmas gift cards
- National church’s wider mission
“5 for 5” UCC mission offerings, disaster relief
- Loving presence
Birthday/anniversary cards, eyeglasses, recycling, Us+Plus local outreach