We are pleased to announce that we will be resuming in person worship this Sunday. It has been over 3 months since we have been able to physically assemble, and we are thankful for the safety and daily grace God has given us through this very difficult season. We wanted to again remind you of our Phase 2 Plan details:
- We will continue to live stream all church services for those who are unable to attend.
- There will be no in-person Sunday school classes, children’s ministries, or nursery at this time. We will have two Sunday services:
10:30 am Service for Moderate Health Risk (no children between walking age and 10)
6:00 pm Service for Low Health Risk and Families with small children
- We will require you to check your temperature before arrival. If you have a fever, please join us on the live stream.
- We will ask that all attendees with the exception of small children wear masks when coming, going, and while seated in the building.
- We will require a special seating arrangement in the auditorium with families sitting together every 4th pew and alternating between the right and left sides of the pews. Ushers will direct you to your seats, so please follow their instructions.
- We will expect social distance guidelines to be maintained strictly at all times, including interaction with children.
- We have removed all hymn books and pew Bibles.
- There will be no collection plates, but a box in the back will be available for those who would like to give by check or cash rather than online.
- We will be thoroughly cleaning the building between services.
- Our midweek service will follow the same guidelines as the second Sunday morning service.
- We will only be using the front restrooms, since the back of the building and water fountains will not be available.
- We will be reviewing our procedures on a week by week basis to make adjustments as needed.
Please understand that our decision to reopen for in person service does not mean that the threat of COVID-19 is gone. This is still a contagious virus, and we must be vigilant to maintain good hygiene and respectful social distance behavior when interacting with one another. No one is required to attend services, and each person must realize that a decision to come is also an assumption that they will be taking full responsibility for the potential risk that they or their family may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19. We have taken carefully thought out, responsible measures to ensure everyone’s safety, but we still recognize the potential risk is present in our facility as it is in any other area of social interaction in our communities at this time. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday if you are able to join us!
Pastor Joel and the Deacons