Coming Back Together

After two months of worshipping together online, we are re-opening our facilities for Sunday Worship services on May 31, 2020. In order to ensure that we are respectful, safe, and ready for this great day, we want to inform you of a few changes and ask you to help us in implementing a few changes to our in-person worship.

Phase One of re-opening begins on May 31, 2020, and here are a few things to keep in mind:

Phase One:

Personal Precautions: 
  • Mask will be optional but strongly recommended for those who are at risk. If you do not have one, there will be some available.
  • Only the front two entrances will be opened.
  • You will be seated in the sanctuary as you come in by an usher, please keep your children in the pew with you. We will use every other pew.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the both front entrances.
  • No handshakes/hugs – please respect social-distancing precautions.
  • No Nursery or Children’s Church.
  • No on-campus Sunday School or Discipleship Training classes.
  • Tithes and offering will be dropped in offering box in vestibule or submitted online or through our church app. No offering plates will be passed.
  • There will be no pew Bibles or Hymnals. The words to songs and Scripture will be on the screen.
  • If you are sick, please stay home and do not put others at risk.
  • The church will be cleaned thoroughly after each service.
  • The restrooms in the vestibule will be opened for emergency use and will be cleaned after each use.
  • You will be dismissed one row at a time after the service is over. Please do not congregate in the parking lot.
Church Programming:
  • Proposed regathering May 31st 2020
  • Two Sunday services –  9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
  • We would ask if your last name starts with A – N you come to the first service, and if your last name starts with O –Z you come to the second service. This is of course if it doesn’t separate you from others in your family. This is just a guideline to help us make sure we can seat everyone in a safe distance from each other.
  • We will continue to stream services over the internet and broadcast on WNEG.
  • No Choir/or choir practices
  • No Wednesday night or Sunday night services at this time.

Phase Two (Date TBD):

Personal Precautions & Programming:
  • Mask will be optional but strongly recommended for those who are at risk, if you do not have one there will be some available.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the both front entrances.
  • No handshakes/hugs –please respect social distancing precautions
  • Resume Nursery, Sunday School and Children’s Church
  • Resume all Sunday night and Wednesday night activities
  • Resume one service at 10:30am
  • Intense cleaning of church between all services
  • Open all restrooms
  • Start Choir and Choir practices
  • Continue live stream option and broadcast
  • Replace hymnals and pew Bibles
  • Receive offering by passing the plate.

Note: The date for Phase two taking place will be determined by the conditions in and around the community and determined by the leadership of the church.
Especially during Phase Two, we may implement points incrementally instead of all at once. This will be communicated as we approach these points.
Thank you for your understanding and being flexible as we work through this pandemic.