The In-House Worship Experience

During July, in-house worship gatherings are suspended.   When we assess it is safe to resume in-person worship, the following applies.
  • You may choose from two worship times each Sunday: 9 am and 11 am
  • Please, if you feel unwell or are in a high-risk category, we urge you to remain at home and worship with us online. We will continue an on-line worship presence through a live-stream to our YouTube channel (the 9 am service) for those who are not able or ready to attend a public worship service.
  • Two entrances to the building will be used (Church Street and Branner Avenue entrances); these will be staffed by greeters/ushers.
  • Each worship attendee will wear a face mask and practice social distancing within the facility. Social distancing markers will be visible on the floor to help guide entry and exit traffic.
  • Check-in / attendance registration is required (this in case contact tracing is needed) and will be available at a staffed kiosk just inside the sanctuary doors
  • Cleaning teams will be in place to assure facilities used are sanitized before each service
  • Sanctuary seating will be limited to every-other pew to allow for social distancing between family groups.
  • Areas of the church not associated with worship or entry/exit will be off-limits
  • Restroom use will be limited to single person at a time
  • No hospitality coffee, food, etc will be offered.
  • Our worship will be without singing (which is considered to risk virus spread); all hymnals, pew Bibles, and attendance pads have been removed from the pews so that we can have a no-contact experience; but there will be worshipful music. The sanctuary screen will be used for liturgies and announcements [no paper bulletins]
  • At this time, there will be no nursery service, children’s service, nor Sunday School in the traditional sense.
  • Plans will evolve to include drive-in worship and use of our space for other events and meetings—but that is the next phase.
  • We will continue to monitor local virus spread and the health of our surrounding community and commit to remaining nimble in our planning.

 

mask

Masks are required

Remember our objective of holding in reverence the lives of those around us.   Masks have proven effective to stop the spread of the coronavirus and not only adds some protection to the wearer, but to those with whom he/she comes in contact.   Please bring your own; but if you forget, come in anyway.   We’ll have both disposable and cloth masks available at the door for you.   Just ask an usher.

6ft stand

Social Distancing — standing/walking

We know you want to run and hug friends and church family members.  But restrain yourself and maintain 6 feet between family groups.    Wave and gesture welcomes across that space, but please respect it and the lives around you.   The church floors are marked with reminders.

Seating

Keep 6 feet between family groups when seated in chairs or in the pews.  Our friendly ushers will help guide you to and from a safe seating location.   
 
 

 

Check In
Register your family’s attendance with the greeter/usher at the sanctuary entrance.   This is more important than ever so that we may notify you in the unfortunate event one of the folks in attendance are later confirmed with the virus.  We will work with the health department to assure each person in attendance is notified.