Update from IPC's Re-opening Task Force | February 25

Seating capacity increased in sanctuary

It is so encouraging to see the positive cases of Covid-19 on the decline; more people are getting the vaccine, and also taking all the recommended precautions into consideration. This is translating to more members wanting to attend church in-person. We are making more space for that to happen. The seating capacity in the sanctuary was recently increased to 100 people per service. Our task force will continue to monitor the weekly requests for in-person worship and balance that with a safe space for all.

You made a reservation, and we reserved a seat for you

To help facilitate safe worship at IPC, we have designated seating every other pew in the sanctuary. The next time you visit, you will notice "Reserved Signs" on the pews, to let you know these seats are available for seating. 

See below examples of reserved seating signs to identify where you are to sit in the:





Please do not sit in a pew that is not marked reserved; the approved balcony seating is marked with stitched cross paraments. In addition to the reserved seating signs, there is blue tape on the pews to designate where you can sit. Please adhere to these guidelines to keep family groups a minimum of six feet from other family groups.    

Lastly, a reminder that you will still need to make a reservation so that we can maintain a count that does not exceed the seating capacity. There is a reservation form for morning worship at 11 am and also at 5 pm in Highland Hall.  

We hope you have a safe and worshipful experience while attending a service at IPC.  

Submitted by: House & Properties Re-opening Task Force

Mike Graham | Chair, House & Properties

Alan Deer, Elder | Session, House & Properties

Dr. Susan Eiland, MD | Lay Leader

Dr. Steve Hunt, MD | Clerk of Session

Paul Leaver | Lay Leader, House & Properties

Julie Rediker, RN | Lay Leader, IPC Day School Committee

Dr. Sean Vanlandingham, MD | Lay Leader

Bill McKelvey | IPC Director of Operations & Administration

Sandra Putman | IPC Administrative Assistant