Mask Mandate

Hello Restoration family!

Due to the recent mandate from the state of Washington, and as renters of a facility that is not our own, our elders have agreed to encourage everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear masks and socially distance during our Shabbat Gatherings for the time being. We realize there is much contention and disagreement surrounding these issues, and we seek to keep peace and love especially between brothers and sisters in Yeshua. As we have from the beginning of this pandemic we encourage all who call Restoration home to not fear, and also to use wisdom in all things!

Let me assure you that we are not afraid, nor are we pandering to man-made authority. That is the opposite of the heart of our leadership. We do not want Restoration to be a place where people get sick. Decisions like these are really hard and we are doing our best to do what we believe the Lord wants us to do as a community. We believe the steps we are taking are out of care for one another and an expression of loving our neighbor as ourselves.

We understand that wearing masks and socially distancing may keep some of you from attending our Shabbat Gatherings. If it makes you uncomfortable to come in person for any reason, we completely understand. We encourage you to follow along with us on the Restoration app where we will continue to post weekly sermons, news, and other content. And please remember, if you are not feeling well, stay at home. If you need prayer for sickness, or anything else for that matter, please reach out. We would love to pray with you and help encourage you during this season. You are not alone!

We miss seeing your faces, but we also understand that everyone has different levels of comfort in this crazy season. Whatever side of whatever issue you take, remember to treat each other with grace and kindness. We could all use an extra measure of grace right now. Pray for each other, pray for our community, and please pray for us as leaders as we try to navigate this weird time in our world.

We love you, and we are praying that God continues to speak clearly in our discomfort to remind us of how much he loves us!

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