(Important note: This is ONLY a cover letter and not a plan to re-open. Every church will be different depending on your location and community. We have posted a helpful link at the bottom of this letter which will help you consider proper procedures to open your church again).
Dear Church Family,
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your support, prayers, and patience during this unprecedented time.
Little did we realize how long this process would take when we ceased our regular church gatherings in addition to group events. As you can imagine, the task of opening our church for services once again will take a lot more thought than closing things down for a while.
Enclosed, you will find the plan we will be implementing here at (NAME OF CHURCH). We do understand that several things will be different than before, but we do trust and pray any changes will be temporary.
Our desire from the very beginning has been the health and safety of our members and attendees. This desire will continue to be the case as we move forward.