In March, an article was published in the New York Times entitled “How to Be Together Apart in the Time of Coronavirus.” Since then, many businesses, schools, and religious institutions have taken on the phrase together apart. It paints a beautiful picture of the way we are able to stay connected during these months of social distancing.
Church of the Apostles has intentionally sought ways to cultivate community and discipleship while we are unable to meet in person. As the shock of our present circumstances has begun to fade, we want to embrace the opportunity for personal and communal growth that this time provides. Now, as we find ourselves situated in Eastertide, we are also embracing the question How does the resurrection change things?
In an effort to answer that question, as well as to give direction to this strange temporary situation, we have developed a Together Apart Plan for our COTA family based on our core words: Rooted, Incarnational, Creative. This plan has been designed for April 15 – May 15. While we don’t know when we will be able to gather together physically, we do know that this separation will not last forever. We ask that each of you enter into this plan with dedication, prayer, and purpose as a way to prepare personally and as a faith community for the time that we are able to begin worshipping together in person.
-The Clergy and Staff of Church of the Apostles
Documents for the Together Apart Plan