As your Executive Committee, we are committed to continually assessing the plan relative to feedback we receive from our members, from other churches, and from health professionals and government.
Below you will find the guidelines for indoor worship as established by the Executive Committee (updated March 28, 2021).
Masks are encouraged, but not required. Masks will be available at each entry along with hand sanitizer.
NOTE: Our mask-required policy for all programs (i.e. Cadets, GEMS, Kingdom Seekers, Children in Worship, Outbreak, etc.) remains in effect.
Entering the Service
A masked usher will take you to your seat. They will be seating families in every other row, on opposite ends of the row, maintaining a 6 foot distance between family groups in the row.
During the Service
Some things will be missing. There will be no time of greeting between congregation members. There will be no passing of offering plates. Offering baskets will be placed at each entrance to the sanctuary and gymnasium. Otherwise, the service will proceed as normal with perhaps a few less songs. There will be a screen with a live-feed in the gym downstairs for watching the service.
After the Service
Following the parting blessing, the ushers will be dismissing the congregation “wedding style,” beginning with the back rows and moving towards the front.
Coffee and lemonade will be served in the Narthex.
Nursery + Little Lambs
Nursery and Little Lambs will be available for the morning worship services. A health survey will be required to be filled out by both volunteers and parents before going into nursery. Temperature will be taken of each child and volunteer before entering.
If you have been exposed to Covid-19 in the previous 2 weeks we ask that you do not attend. We ask that anyone with pre-existing conditions, or those who are considered high risk persons, be very aware of the risk you are taking in attending a worship service. We ask that anyone displaying the following symptoms please not attend:
- Sore throat
- Any other Covid-19 related symptom
All services will be Live Streamed for those who cannot attend. You can find our Live Stream videos via our YouTube Channel.
We hope that these new protocols will be helpful for the wide-ranging viewpoints on the issue of wearing masks. We all recognize the inconveniences that we have all had to live with over these many months. We also ask again for your continued patience, grace, and love as we come together to worship God and care for our entire community of faith. With you, we look forward to the day when these restrictions will be lifted. We are praying for wisdom and direction as to ascertaining when that day will be. In the meantime, we meet regularly and welcome your feedback. Above all, we, along with you, trust that God has all of this—including His people—in His Almighty hands.