COVID-19 PHASE 1

When: May/June/July

Key Focus: Restarting Worship & Returning to the Building

Target Date to Reopen: Pentecost Sunday, May 31

 

  • Sanctuary and church will be professionally cleaned prior to beginning services.
    John Mantor has been asked to head a cleaning team to sanitize between/after services.

 

  • Bethany Davis (Professional Events Planner) has been asked to put our plan together.

 

  • Worship-only for several weeks.

 

  • Due to social distancing & limited attendance will require a phone reservation

 

  • Per Governor Holcomb, those of high risk (ages 65 and up) are asked to stay home and watch the service online
     

  • 2 Identical Morning Worship Services at 8:30 and 10:30
     

  • The 10:30 a.m. worship will continue to be live-streamed.
     

  • Children's services and the nursery will on hold until school resumes in the Fall. Children will sit with parents
     

  • The doors to church will be propped open to avoid contact with door handles.
     

  • No bulletins or materials will be distributed.  All announcements made be made on the screen.
     

  • Greeters and ushers will greet and give directions from 6 feet away but will not touch anyone.
     

  • South door (Family Center) will be entry, west door (offices) will be exit.
     

  • Face masks will be recommended and made available at the door.
     

  • Offering plates will not be passed but offering receptacles will be located on tables at exit door.
     

  • Rest rooms by offices closed. Family center rest rooms will be open for individual use.

 

  • Coffee bar to remain closed.
     

 

  • Social distancing to be practiced: Households may sit together but others 6-feet apart.

 

  • To exit, people will be dismissed by rows.

 

Thank you for understanding that we must return slowly and safely.
This is our new normal, but it is temporary.