As we return on June 7th, this video will help you know what to expect.
June 7th Re-Gathering Information
- There is not a single ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ response to our re-gathering plan. If someone is uncomfortable returning just yet does not mean that they are less spiritual or have less faith.
- While we certainly can not guarantee zero exposure, we encourage everyone to be wise. Anyone showing any physical signs associated with Covid-19 (shortness of breath, fever, coughing, aching, change in sense of smell/taste) is expected to stay home to view the service online. Please help us in this! We also strongly encourage those who are at high risk, as defined by the medical experts, to be prayerful and wise as to when they return.
- We will begin our re-gather by focusing on the 10:30 service only. Life groups and Wednesday night will be addressed later.
- We are requesting not to bring any children who are unable to sit in the adult service for at least the first 2 services when we resume. That will allow us to work through the new logistics before dealing with children.
- In order to allow for social distancing, we have reduced and spaced our seating capacity. We have removed most of the fellowship tables at the back of the worship center. In order to maximize seating we ask that you sit with those from your own household. You will be able to mark chairs on either side of your family with spacers.
- It will help us if you will plan to be at church by 10:15 to allow the necessary time to make proper and efficient seating arrangements. Being early will allow us to begin on time with the least interruption to the start of the service.
- Entry doors will be manned at the beginning and end of the service so no one is forced to open a door.
- Hand sanitizer will be located at several stations.
- We are asking and expecting there to be no hugging or handshaking. We may need to help each other readjust to new habits. So please do not be offended when someone does not meet your extended hand with theirs.
- We will not be requiring people to wear masks in the building. This is an emotional issue with differing views in society and among the medical field; but it is not a state mandate, so we will not require it. People should certainly feel free to wear a mask. If you plan to wear a mask we strongly encourage you to bring your own each week to allow us to save ours for anyone who forgets to bring theirs. (We only have a limited supply.)
- We will not be having the coffee house for at least the first few weeks. We do plan to offer bottled water.
- We will not be passing an offering plate, but you can drop off your giving at a designated station, or continue to give online or by mail.
- Rather than having an assigned team that cleans each part of the bathroom after each use, we plan to have disinfectant wipes in each stall for people to use themselves.
- Sermon notes and bulletins will be placed on your seats.
- We will need several volunteers to help us logistically. (mainly to help with doors and seating) If you are willing to hear about these opportunities please click the Volunteers Needed button below to respond.