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All the Details About Opening Again

Outdoor Service at 10:00am UNLESS rain moves us inside for two services at 9:00am and 11:00am

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.

  • What are the guidelines?  (Masks, Social distancing, etc)
  • Where will the service be?  Where should I park?
  • What if it rains?
  • Should I bring anything?
  • Are kids welcome?
  • Will bathrooms be available if we are outside?
  • How do I give if we are outside?
  • Will there be slides for worship or bulletins?
  • How can I serve?

  • What are the guidelines?  (Masks, Social distancing, etc)

    First and foremost, there is NO NEED to come to the outdoor service if you are uncomfortable.  We are prioritizing the continuation of the online option into the foreseeable future.  In addition, IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL IN ANYWAY, please DO NOT COME to any in-person gatherings.  This is an act of love that you offer to your brothers and sisters in Christ. 
    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.
     

    Where will the service be?  Where should I park?

    The service will be in the back parking lot area as this provides the most shade.  Parking will only be on either side of the building but the back parking lot will be blocked off.  Additional parking is available across the street at the bank.  Parking volunteers will help direct you and we ask that you please follow their direction since we do not have the ability of going "around" the building.


    Should I bring anything?

    If you have a camping or beach chair you can bring, that is ideal.  Other options are blankets, outdoor furniture cushions or bean bags.😜  There will likely be enough shade from the trees but if you are particularly concerned about sun, please feel welcome to bring an umbrella or pop up canopy to use.  As you consider setting up, if you have a bigger setup with a canopy tent, please try to stick to the back of the viewing area to try to avoid obstructing the view of others.  **If you do not have access to any kind of seating, please make us aware by replying back to this email so we can help secure one for you**
     

    Are kids welcome?

    You bet!  We will not have any children's church available this week but we are working on some plans in this direction for the near future.  We expect kids will be a little fidgety so we encourage you to bring some quiet activities for them to engage with during the service. 
     

    Will bathrooms be available if we are outside?

    Yes, bathrooms will be available.  They will be cleaned extensively prior to Sunday morning and cleaning supplies will be available at each bathroom to help keep the bathroom clean between uses.  An usher will be at side door towards the rear of the building to manage the number of people inside.
     

    How do I give if we are outside?

    We always have 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. 


    Will there be slides for worship or bulletins?

    We will not be handing out any materials and we will not have an ability (at least initially) to have slides for lyrics or Scripture references.  We will utilize an online version of the bulletin that will have lyrics to the songs and announcements.  We encourage you to bring your own Bible due to not having access to any pew Bibles.  The online bulletin is still being populated for this Sunday but can be found here.
     

    How can I serve?

    How wonderful of you to ask! 😉  The primary way you can serve is by being available if possible.  Our community of believers is blessed to have the opportunity to gather again so we ask that you embrace that perspective of this is something we are doing together (worshipping the Lord) instead of a service that is being organized for you.  In light of that, we need help cleaning surfaces before and after Sunday, setting up and breaking down on Sunday, and volunteers for parking or ushering.  And EVERYONE can serve one another by abiding by the guidelines to stay socially distanced and refrain from personal contact and just generally loving each other in word and deed!


    Whew! That was a lot. 

    We realize you might have questions regarding something not mentioned here or we forgot to consider and contact us if that is the case.  We would be honored to be able to help in anyway.