You may have noticed that the “modesty panels” at the front of the sanctuary have been removed. There are several reasons: 1. We can really use the space on a communion Sunday and for manuvering caskets during funeral services. 2. Once the new pews are installed the the modesty panels would no longer match. 3. In a United Methodist sanctuary the first three rows constitute a modesty panel (because no one ever sits there).
In other pew news, someone recently explained to me how pews would be uncomfortable for them, but the theater seats are not. We’re trying to address that issue. Please let us know if you have a medical condition that would make pews untenable.