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Dear Beloved Community,

 

The Northern Virginia Great Banquet is a work produced by your faith in Christ and a labor inspired by Agape love.  We are elated to inform you that the Great Banquet weekends will resume this fall!

  • Women’s Weekend: October 21-24, 2021

  • Men’s Weekend: October 28-31, 2021

 

We give all honor and glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We thank God for Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC) and their due diligence to make this fall weekend possible.

VPC Weekend Safety Measure Overview

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VPC will incorporate safety measures for the fall weekends which are described in the following section. One of these requirements is that team members and guests must show proof of vaccination. We recognize that there are Community members who have been vaccinated and members who have not been for various reasons. With love, we honor and respect both decisions. In the meantime, there are still several opportunities for all community members to be involved during the weekends. In Philippians 1:18, the apostle Paul reminds us to make the main thing the main thing. Let us make the main thing the main thing and rejoice that we are blessed to continue in the mission of the Great Banquet, "To Know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to make Him known."

Let us unite as one in this work of love and serve where it is possible, all to the Glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Specific Safety Measures

The courses of action set forth by VPC to ensure safety measures are implemented are outlined below:

Team Members and Guests

  • Team members and Guests must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccinations. Proof must be submitted at least two weeks before the weekend.

  • The maximum number of Guests this fall will be limited to 24.

 

Weekend Volunteers

  • Kitchen Volunteers - must be vaccinated, wear masks, and show proof of vaccinations.

  • Meal Servers (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) - must be vaccinated, and wear masks--no proof of vaccination is required.

  • Send-Off and Closing – no vaccination requirement. Masking and social distancing are required.

  • Candlelight – no vaccination requirement. Masking and social distancing are required. Vaccinated Community Members may sit downstairs in the Sanctuary or the balcony. Unvaccinated Community members must sit in the balcony.

Contact

Please feel free to contact us with your questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Community Lay Director, Ruth Lampkin: cld@novagb.org, Text: (703) 386-7212

Communications Team: communicate@novagb.org

Board of Servant Leaders: NoVAGBBoard@novagb.org