The committee met in a Zoom meeting on September 30 to talk about the last two events of this year -- our Gedächtnismesse in November and our Weihnachtsprogramm in December. After much thoughtful discussion about what those events would look like in this weird year, it was decided that we will not be able to celebrate together as a Verein in 2020. We're all very sad about this because we miss one another and these two gatherings are some of everyone's favorites.
The church is only scheduling events two weeks out, meaning we would not know for sure whether we could have the mass until two weeks before. A luncheon afterwards would not be possible at all because the fellowship area is unavailable for the foreseeable future. The Weihnachtsprogramm is also a difficult one to hold in a safe manner that would include being socially distanced from one another. Our usual "gemütlicher Nachmittag" would not be nearly as pleasant.
We did talk about a surprise for our members that will be rolled out in early December to help make the Christmas season a bit happier. But.... it's a secret for now!
Bleibt gesund -- stay well!