Joining worship outdoors Sunday 8:30am? Here's what you need to know…
We ask those who plan to attend onsite to follow the guidelines that are advised for us to gather safely out of Christian love and support to those the Lord has entrusted to our care.
Covid-19 prevention measures for our outdoor gatherings: What do you need to know?
6 ft physical distancing requirement will be followed by all.
Bring your own chairs and/or blanket for lawn.
We will not shake hands.
We will not use hymnals.
The offering plate will be placed on a table at the exit point.
Use hand sanitizer.
Bathroom: if the need for a bathroom arises, one individual or family will be directed in to the building at a time. (A parent must accompany children.)
Please stay home and worship with us online if you or your child have any of these symptoms - cough, sore throat, headache/body aches, chills, loss of taste/smell or fever.
Greeting (prior to pulling in to your parking spot): Plan for a smile & instructions – from 6 ft away, of course.
Shade tents & a large awning will be set up.
Final encouragements: By agreeing that all will follow the 6 ft distancing (between families), everyone will know exactly what to expect. This is also part of the prevention measures from the current order of the Governor.
Special note to parents: this is an opportunity to teach our children that one way to show Christian love and care for others is by doing our part to protect others. Right now we do that by staying with parents, and helping others in our family to stay with their parents as well.
Christian love will be of supreme importance in the days ahead, so that we take one another's actions in the best possible way. These decisions have not been made lightly and we appreciate your patience. We also appreciate your consideration and courtesy in following these guidelines. This temporary situation allows us to demonstrate our commitment to our Lord and to each other. In this, we honor the intent of Ephesians 4:1-3 which says, “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. Live with all humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
During continued Covid-19 prevention phases we know that there will be individuals & families who continue to gather with us via our streaming of services. Online worship at 10am: YouTube and Facebook streams, recorded inside (an 8:30am Facebook livestream of outdoor worship will also be available). We want everyone to know that individuals should not feel any pressure to be onsite.