The governor’s latest mandate, which limits the capacity for indoor gatherings, does not apply to churches. We will, therefore, continue to meet indoors with the following protocols in place:
- To keep capacity at 50% or less, those whose last name begins with L-Z are invited to attend in person this Sunday (August 9). We will also Livestream the service on Facebook and post it on our website.
- Every other row in the worship center is blocked off to provide for better physical distancing. Please allow space between your family and others within each row.
- Face coverings will be required to conform to the state mandate. The Health department guidelines state that face coverings include shields. In my (Pastor Bob’s) experience, a face shield is much better than wearing a mask [click here to read an article on face shields]. It is less restrictive, allowing more ease of breathing. And with a shield on, we can see each other’s faces!! Face shields are available at the building.
If, because of vacation or illness, you are unable to attend your scheduled week, you may feel free to come the opposite week. We will not check IDs at the door! Dividing the congregation in this manner is our best attempt at maintaining an appropriate physical distance.
If you are in a high-risk group because of your age, an underlying medical condition, or both, please do not feel pressure or guilt to attend the service in person. We want you to be safe, and we don’t want to be a source of harm to you. Although we miss you, perhaps the best thing for you to do at this time is to worship with us through the Livestream video. However, if you wish to be here in person, the Youth Room is available for older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. You may enter through the doors at the far end of the building off the small parking lot and go directly into the room (on your right). When the service ends, you may exit out the doors in the youth room, which will take you back out to the small parking lot. The service is broadcast on a large-screen television in the Youth Room, and lyric sheets and bulletins are available in the youth room.
There will NOT be nursery or children’s programs. The parent room is open for parents with infants and young toddlers. There is also an overflow room available for parents to sit with their preschoolers and early elementary children during the sermon. Activity sheets and crayons are available for the children. We broadcast the service in that room. Parents, we gladly welcome having your children at the worship service!