meeting with our church leadership on Monday evening, we are pressing forward
with our plans to restart our church services here in the building on June 7th.
We want to be sure that we share and encourage all of our members to be aware
of a few changes and a few practices we are going to put into place to ensure
that everyone is safe and comfortable as we gather together. Please make
note of these and feel free to share them with others.
and foremost, as we restart, we want to urge anyone and everyone who has
any concerns about the risks of gathering, to feel free to not gather with
us on June 7th. If you are in any group, older, younger,
weaker immune system, that has been determined to be more susceptible to
being sick, we encourage you to not gather with us. We will continue
to offer the online services even after we begin gathering again. We
ask that if you have any symptoms, if you do not feel well, or if you have
been exposed to anyone who is or has been sick, please do not gather with
us until you are certain you are not sick. Every part of our
building has been sanitized and cleaned. Some parts are closed to
keep us from having to reclean and re-sanitize them.
plan is to meet on June 7th at 10:30 am for worship. We
will have an outside service if weather permits. If we meet outside,
we will ask that everyone park in every other space in the rear parking
lot. Each family can place lawn chairs in the front of their
vehicles if they want to sit outside of their car for the service.
We will have a stage and a sound system. You can also listen to the
service on your FM radio in your car. If the weather is not favorable,
we will meet inside in the sanctuary.
all times, we are asking that everyone please be courteous, cautious and
respectful of others around them. We will have the seating in the
sanctuary marked off to allow for safe distances between individuals and
groups. We are encouraging everyone to wear a mask but we are not
requiring this. Please, if you prefer to wear a mask, gloves or to
use hand sanitizer, please bring these items with you from home. If
you bring them with you it will ensure that you have them close and can
access them when you need them. We will have a limited amount of masks,
hand sanitizer and gloves available as you enter.
we meet inside, we are going to ask that everyone enter through the main
street doors. We realize that most of our parking is in the rear,
but we plan to ask folks to sit from front to back as they enter through
the main street doors. There will be seating available in the
balcony, but again we will have some spacing requirements up there as
well. There will be an overflow room in the fellowship hall with a
tv so that everyone in the overflow room will be able to see and hear the
will not have any children’s activities, and there will not be any
will have some bathrooms open, those in the hall behind the sanctuary and
those in the fellowship hall area. We are asking that you limit the
bathrooms to one person at a time please.
are certain that we will learn how to do things better as we meet a few
times. Our goal is to meet to worship. But, we want to do so
with respect and caution. Your decision to wear a mask and to
maintain a safe distance is not simply for your sake, but for the sake of
others. My behavior is going to be based not on my personal
preferences but on what is best for others as well. I hope this will
guide us as we gather.
and, in the mean time, If you should have any prayer or ministry needs,
please make us aware by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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