When Can We Go Back to Church?

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church Re-Opening on July 31!

A Video Message from Dr. Emil Dean Peeler


 When Can We Go Back to Church?

Great news! Capitol Hill Church is currently scheduled to re-open for in-person Sabbath services on Saturday, July 31  A diverse team of Capitol Hill members, led by the pastors, began meeting last year in May 2020 to develop a comprehensive re-opening plan with safety of members and guests as the #1 priority. Before Capitol Hill could begin public services of any size, the following had to occur:

Both Conferences had to allow the church to reopen.
The General Conference and the Allegheny East Conference would need to allow churches to reopen. Both allowances have been made. 

The District of Columbia had to allow larger gatherings for worship services. Currently, the District of Columbia has lifted all capacity restrictions which allows for full capacity at worship services.

Building preparations had to be made. There were multiple requirements including environmental cleaning, spacing and other considerations in accordance with CDC and District of Columbia guidelines that had to be in place before the church could reopen to the public.

Now we are certain the re-opening date is Sabbath, July 31st and we also know certain things will be different. Please add Capitol Hill’s July 31st re-opening to your prayer list as we make a new way forward under the guidance of our Lord.  

God is on our side!

Dr. Emil Dean Peeler


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