Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren
668 Wakemans Grove Road
Edinburg, VA  22824


Effective November 16, 2020 until further notice, the Church Board has adopted the following guidelines from the Shenandoah District Church of the Brethren, as implemented by the Governor of Virginia, for Sunday morning worship services to be held at Wakemans Grove Church:
Individuals may attend religious services of more than 25 people subject to the following requirements:
a. Individuals attending religious services must be at least six feet apart when seated and must practice proper physical distancing at all times. Family members, as defined below, may be seated together.
b. Mark seating and common areas where attendees may congregate in six-foot increments to maintain physical distancing between persons who are not Family members.
c. Any items used to distribute food or beverages must be disposable, used only once and discarded.
d. Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently-contacted surfaces must be conducted prior to and following any religious service.
e. Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 is permitted to participate in the religious service.
f. Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, gatherings, options for high risk individuals, and staying home if sick.
g. Individuals attending religious services must wear cloth face coverings in accordance with Amended Executive Order 63, Order of Public Health Emergency Five.
h. If religious services cannot be conducted in compliance with the above requirements, they must not be held in-person.
Further, any social gathering held in connection with a religious service is subject to the public and private in-person gatherings restriction in section B, paragraph 1. Additional suggested guidance can be found here.
By way of clarification:
Worship services are exempt from the 25-person limit IF the requirements are followed (Note letter h).
It is our best interpretation that other congregational events e.g., Sunday School classes and youth events fall under the 25 person requirement and should be conducted with that in mind.
The worship service will continue to be LIVE Streamed on our YouTube Channel for those who wish to remain at home. http://www.youtube.com/c/WakemansGroveChurch
Mark Bowyer, Pastor
(540) 758-1144
PG Coverstone, Pastoral Assistant
(540) 333-1114


God calls the Wakemans  Grove Church of the Brethren 
to share salvation and make Christian disciples of all 
persons in the surrounding community and 
throughout the world by providing a  strong and 
nurturing fellowship. Inspired by God’s Word, 
revealed in Christ’s  example, and guided by the 
Holy Spirit, the church shall minister to the
people’s spiritual, social, and physical needs 
through caring and  service.

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