CURRENT REOPENING PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES (7/31/20)

CURRENT REOPENING PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES (7/31/20)

CURRENT REOPENING PRODCEDURES AND GUIDELINES (7/31/20)

  1. Please note there will be NO Sunday evening services.
  2. Please understand that we WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING.
    1. Because of that, we will be admitting ONE FAMILY AT A TIME into the foyer area where you will be given any items you will need for the worship time.
    2. After this, you will be ushered into the auditorium and seated TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.
    3. Families will be seated AT LEAST SIX FEET APART.
    4. Please ensure that YOUR CHILDREN ARE SEATED WITH YOU as there will be NO nursery or children’s classes provided.
    5. We WILL be providing age-appropriate ACTIVITY PACKETS for the children. Also, Tori will post the Kid’s Worship and Lesson on Sunday afternoon for you to use with your children at home.
  3. For everyone’s safety, it is necessary that we DO NOT practice PERSONAL CONTACT such as hugs, handshakes, fist bumps, elbow bumps, etc. We must also limit the amount of movement/mingling throughout the building to only that which is necessary. Unless you must get up to use the restroom, we ask that you please remain seated with your family. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO PREPARE YOUR CHILDREN IN ADVANCE as this will be a particularly difficult adjustment for them. We love the energy our children have and enjoy seeing them mingle and play together, but it is necessary that we keep them from doing so for a time.
  4. For those who are uncomfortable meeting in the auditorium, we will be broadcasting the service on the television in the fellowship hall, where space allows for more spreading out. We may also need to seat any overflow in the fellowship hall as well.
  5. We will NOT be passing around trays for the Lord’s Supper. INSTEAD, we will use PRE-PACKAGED bread and juice that you will receive upon entrance into the building.
  6. We will NOT be passing collection plates for the offering. INSTEAD, there will be an offering drop box in the foyer where you may drop off your tithes and offerings as you enter or exit the building.
  7. Due to the fact that all surfaces touched/handled will need to be cleaned/disinfected, we ask that you bring your own Bible. However, we will have Bible’s available for those who do not have access to one.
  8. WE STRONGLY INSIST THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES BE FOLLOWED:
    1. We ask that you PLEASE CHECK YOUR TEMPERATURE BEFORE LEAVING HOME. IF YOU ARE RUNNING A FEVER – EVEN A LOW-GRADE FEVER – we ask that you REMAIN AT HOME.
    2. IF YOU ARE SICK OR ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME.
    3. IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 IN THE PAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE TRAVELED TO AN AREA WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS THAT WOULD BE DEEMED AS A HOT SPOT FOR COVID-19, PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME.
  9. If you or someone you take care of has health or immune system issues that make you particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, please WISELY EXERCISE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT regarding your attendance.
  10. In keeping with the current state guidelines, we ask that you PLEASE WEAR A MASK. If you desire to wear other personal, protective equipment such as gloves, please feel free to do so. We ask that you PLEASE SUPPLY THESE ITEMS YOURSELF. Our servers WILL be wearing masks and gloves for your safety and theirs as well. We WILL have hand sanitizer available for use as you enter the building.
  11. For those who are uncomfortable joining us in person or are unable to do so because of health concerns, we WILL RECORD the service and POST IT ONLINE on our Facebook page and website on Sunday afternoon to enable you to worship with us at home.