Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 PM EDT
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Fortin Park, large pavillion 
101 Youngs Rd.
Oneonta, NY 13820

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Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor & Co-Director; Amanda Hoover, Co-Director 
Institute for Spiritual Development 
(607) 434-3945‬ 

ISD's First outdoor Church Service on August 2 at Fortin Park, Oneonta!! 

Come to our very first gathering, a church service outdoors at Fortin Park, on Aug. 2nd. Please read through all of the important safety regulations to attend the service, and then click on the REGISTER button below, to let us know we can look forward to seeing your smiling eyes! (and sometimes your actual smile!)

In order for us to meet in person there are very strict guidelines that we must adhere to based on the NYS Governor’s Executive Orders related to the pandemic in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Below please find a list of items that all attendees are required to follow:

  • Please Register at the link below to let us know you are planning to attend.  If your decision to come is last minute, and you have not registered, you may still attend, we will just add you to the list when you arrive. 
  • Upon arriving you will be asked three questions by a screener before you can proceed to the service. These have to do with any potential exposure or symptoms of COVID-19 that you may have. You will be asked to provide your name and phone number so that in the event of a positive test for COVID-19 by any attendee the Department of Health would be able to contact trace and we would be able to alert all attendees that they may have been exposed. The screener and attendees will be required to wear face coverings during the screening. You may not enter the service if you answer yes to any of the questions about possible exposure, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.
  • All attendees will be required to wear a face covering when entering and leaving the event. This does not have to be a mask and can include a handkerchief or scarf, for example. Nose and mouth must be covered. All seats will be distanced by 6 feet. Please bring your own folding chair, insect repellent, hat in case you are seated in the sun, water or beverage bottle.  Masks do not have to be worn if a distance of 6 feet can be maintained. When it is not possible to maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance you will be required to wear a face covering during those moments.
  • Be prepared to always put your face covering on if you get within 6 feet of another attendee.
  • The Governor has prohibited shaking of or holding of hands for those not in the same household at church services.
  • Please ensure that before you come you have washed your hands and/or have used hand sanitizer. The best hygiene preventative measure against COVID-19 is through handwashing with warm water and soap. Hand sanitizer, wipes and extra masks will be available at the site.
  • We will not be able to offer refreshments unless each item can be individually picked up without sharing serving spoons etc. 
  • When singing you will be asked to spread out at a distance of 12 feet before we can start.

If you have a positive test result for COVID-19 after attending we ask that you please contact us immediately. We understand if you are not comfortable attending in-person and will work hard to ensure our services are available on Facebook, when possible. Some of our outdoor events may prohibit access to the internet. We look forward to finally seeing so many of you in person. The beautiful divine energy that is felt when we are together just isn’t the same online. We have greatly missed you all and look forward to congregating again!

Warm Regards,


Amanda Hoover

Ministerial Cleric & Co-Director

Rev. Diana Friedell

Co-Director, Pastor