Rooftop COVID Update as of July 30, 2021
Rooftop Church remains a mask-optional church while encouraging Rooftoppers to take necessary precautions.
We, the Rooftop Elders, have been carefully and prayerfully following the COVID situation, along with the recent instructions handed down by our local leaders. Although the situation remains fluid, here is what we have decided:
1) Mask Mandate. Given the legal confusion surrounding the County Executive’s individual mask mandate and the Council’s rescinding of such mandate, and the pending court decision, we will wait for further clarity and guidance before taking broad action. We are prepared to submit to our governing authorities where we can (Romans 13:1-7) once they agree on what we should do. Masks remain optional at Rooftop. (With exceptions: see pt. 3, below.)
2) Spike in Cases. In the meantime, we recognize that the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, especially through unvaccinated people and through vaccinated people and younger populations. Missouri is a hotspot for cases, hospitalizations, and a spike in death rates. We, therefore, encourage all Rooftoppers to take whatever precautions they feel they should take to slow the spread and protect themselves and one another--including vaccinations, masks, social distancing, quarantining, and healthy living. We still believe it is safe and important to attend church in person (Hebrews 10:25), but we will continue to broadcast our Sunday morning service online for people at home.
3) Rooftots Classes. Additionally, with the rapid spread of the Delta variant and the unavailability of vaccines for children under 12yo, and the evidence that masking does slow the spread of the virus, we require all Rooftots teachers and workers to wear masks in all classes at all services until further notice--effective immediately. Masks are recommended but not required for children in those classes.
Thank you for your support during a difficult time for our community and world. We remain committed to our twin handrails of SUBMISSION to local authorities where possible and SERVICE to one another in love. This requires humility, cooperation, and transparency from all of us. Please continue to pray for the leaders of Rooftop, and more importantly, for those suffering and dying from this disease.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please get in touch with the staff at (314) 582-0093 with questions.
-Updated on 7/30/2021
How can we help?
Rooftop is here to serve you. Need to talk to a pastor? Need someone to get you groceries? Have a pray request? Let us know how we can help. The staff is eager to serve you during this crisis. We can talk and pray with you over the phone, Zoom, or in person. Text us at (314) 582-0093. Or use the form below.