May 22, 2020
Dear Parkway Family.
In light of recent developments with regard to churches going back to in-person worship, we
wanted to share with you our direction for the future. By now, many will have heard (or seen)
the president’s strong directives about reopening houses of worship in our country. Others
know, that as of now, this liberty is not permitted by our state or county authorities.1 In this
time of ambiguity and confusion, we as a leadership are resolved to rise above the political
undercurrents of these variances and do our best to keep love for God and neighbor at the
center. We are agreed that until County of Solano guidelines are issued, under guidance by the
state, along with our ability to meet those guidelines, we will continue online services. We do
not anticipate this to be long.
Moreover, we believe that it is important to be extremely gracious, patient and non-judgmental
as Christians (and churches) will respond variously to the situation. At some point in the near
future, we will all be proclaiming the glories of Christ and singing his praise together as one
body. But let’s get there graciously and patiently.
As things are currently progressing, we are not quite ready to put a date on the calendar for
Parkway Community Church’s reopening for worship. There are many reasons for this, but the
primary one is that we still do not have the final safety protocols from county authorities for
worship gatherings. We are confident, however, that the date is just weeks away. Our desire is
to be fully equipped to regather in the safest possible way for all of our people. Our heart has
always been to be back together. But we want to do so wisely and carefully.
Finally, we would ask that you pray for the leadership of Parkway and our church family. Pray
for wisdom. Pray for courage. Pray for strength. And pray for our governing authorities.
We love you all, and look forward to this time of distancing to be over soon.