The church will be cleaned, and frequently touched surfaces disinfected prior to Sunday services.
Hand sanitizer stations will be set up in easily accessible locations throughout the building, and our church family is encouraged to make use of these stations..
Based on the latest COVID-19 guidelines, masks are suggested to be worn in the building. We will have disposable surgical masks as well as handmade masks sewn with love by Sister Sharon.
There is quite a bit written right now about the chance of greater virus spread during singing (see Christianity Today, CDC, and others). We want to praise our Lord in song and do it safely, so.....
Our Church family is asked to enter the building keeping social distancing in mind. Every other pew will be cordoned off to allow greater distance between families. We ask families to enter the sanctuary through the front doors, go to an open seat near the front, and continue filling up the next available pew with the back being filled last. (We understand families with young children may need to claim the very back rows☺). We will leave the interior doors leading into the sanctuary open. Should the need arise, we will have additional seating available in the fellowship hall and we plan to have a monitor set up there. When exiting the sanctuary, we will dismiss one row at a time and exit the building. (Deacons will help this flow smoothly)
Due to the size of our bathrooms, it would be hard to socially distance there, so signs will be posted on the bathroom doors asking that one person or one family occupy the restroom at a time.
we look forward to socially distanced conversations outside before and after service and we will be anxiously awaiting the return of our normal handshakes, hugs, and fellowship!
Please be in prayer that we, as a church, can make safe, wise and God honoring decisions. These guidelines will undoubtedly need to change in the coming days. Please share your thoughts and suggestions and most importantly, please continue to pray for our church family and our community.