WE ARE OPEN AGAIN!
Please use this website as a place to find all pertinent information regarding reopening. Here are some main points we want you to know:
We will continue the online option for service for the foreseeable future. We want you to feel comfortable with when you return so there is no rush for anyone to return prematurely against your convictions or concerns.
Sunday morning gatherings will be outside at 10:00am unless it rains in which case we will have two indoor services with decreased capacity. The two services indoors in the case of rains will be at 9:00am and 11am. This means we will be dependent upon the weather. Please keep a close watch on our lines of communication as we come close to Sunday morning to ensure we are still gathering. If rain is in the forecast, a decision will be made by 7pm on Saturday and communicated through email and social media. To make sure we are staying with our limits, please use the sign up forms below to let us know you would like a spot reserved.
There will be BATHROOM ACCESS. To make sure we are able to keep that area appropriately clean we will do a deep cleaning before Sunday morning and also have cleaning supplies at the bathrooms to help keep it clean between use.
Masks will be recommended, but optional. We trust those part of this church body desire to love each other well so please do not take this point as license to not be diligent to stay socially distanced and pretend like there are not those part of this church body who concerned of infection or of higher risk.
We ask that you BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR. (If we are outside) Not only will this make setup simpler but it will also decrease surfaces that need to be touched and therefore cleaned. You also may want to bring an umbrella or pop-up tent for shade.
Please refrain from personal contact. There will not be any confusion. Handshakes, front hugs, side hugs, fist bumps, high fives... all off limits.
In the event there is rain, we will have two indoor services with decreased capacity. These services will be at 8:30am and 11am to allow for appropriate cleaning between services. Please use the forms below to sign up for the service you would like to attend.
Before you save your seat…
Be sure to ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before saving your seat for a Worship Service:
- Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?
- Have I had a fever or 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?
- Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
- Is there any medical reason why I shouldn’t be around others?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to attend our services online this weekend. Both our 8 am and 10:15 am services will be live-streamed at those times.
One last consideration…
Elderly individuals with what the medical profession calls co-morbidities (Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, immunosuppressant condition, etc.) are the most vulnerable to suffer from a COVID-19 infection. You may want to minimize your exposure to a congregational setting for a little while longer.
Saving your seat:
If you’re ready to save your seat, see below.
We are seeking to use the CDC guidelines outlined specifically for faith-based communities to help us in our efforts to reopen in a safe manner. We believe it is possible to maintain appropriate social distancing during our outdoor service and therefore face coverings will be optional. If you decide to join us on Sunday outdoors, please do everything in your effort to maintain social distancing among those in attendance. This means we are asking that no personal contact be made, even if you know the other person is comfortable with it.
Since we will all be doing our part to maintain social distancing, you are encouraged to come early to allow not only time to catch up with others but also provide you an opportunity to find your spot that you will be sitting which will be spread out throughout the back parking lot area.
online giving as an option but if you choose to give in person, we will have the side entrance at the middle of the building open for folks to go up to the top of the stairs where there is an offering box. Both doors will be open to limit surfaces that need to be touched. If someone is currently at the top of the stairs or in the stairwell, simply wait for them to be finished. found here.