Greetings in the glorious name of Jesus Christ our savior!
We are pleased to announce that all things are ready and we are able to meet once again for Sunday Morning worship services in our building beginning on Sunday, August 2nd! We will have our first in-person Worship Service at 11:00 am on Aug 2nd.
There are several things everyone needs to be made aware of as we begin to meet again. Anyone who has had contact with someone who has tested positive, cannot attend services until they have either tested negative or have been quarantined for two weeks. Likewise, anyone who has had a cough, a sore throat, or fever cannot attend services until they have tested negative.
As we come back together, things will be very different than they were the last time we were able to meet together. First of all, we are required to have designated “Entrances” and “Exits” for the Sanctuary. When arriving for worship, please enter the sanctuary using the front steps. When exiting the sanctuary, please leave by door to the left of the platform. When exiting the building, go down the stairs and out the door by the driveway.
In order to come into the building you will need to wear a mask which fully covers both your mouth and your nose the entire time (if you do not have one we have purchased a small amount of paper masks to hand out if needed). Upon entering the building there is a touch-less hand sanitizer station. Please sanitize your hands upon entering. Everyone must remain 6 feet apart from anyone who does not live under the same roof. This means that we will be unable to shake hands, hug or greet one another by touching in any way. I know this is hard but we all will find ways to greet each other and express our joy to see one another from 6 ft apart.
To assure that we all stay distanced, the sanctuary is marked off to promote social distancing between anyone who is not in the same household. Please sit in any of the pews which are not closed off. Only people who live together may sit in the same pew. There are also several chairs set up in the back of the sanctuary. Do not move the chairs as they are all carefully placed to be 6 feet from all others.
We are required to have hallways “one way.” When using the restroom, exit the sanctuary using the door to the left of the platform. Follow the signs and arrows up the stairs and down the hallway to the restrooms. When finished with the restroom please spray down all surfaces with the spray provided in each restroom. Upon exiting the restroom, follow the signs and arrows to the left and down the stairs by the kitchen and into the fellowship hall. Do not return to the sanctuary via the stairs off of the fellowship hall, because then you would be “entering” through the sanctuary “exit.” Instead continue to follow the signs and arrows into the “green room” below the sanctuary and come back into the sanctuary via the stairs at the back of the sanctuary. I know this is not the easiest way but it allows for us to follow the city and state regulations.
One more thing to note is what we are calling our Building Worship Schedule. In Order to leave worship time and space for all the congregations who share our building and also meet all the state and city regulation, we worship on Sundays at 11:00am on the first and third weekends of the Month and at 11:00 am on Saturday the second and fourth weekends of the Month. In August our worship services will be as follows. Sunday August 2nd, Saturday August 8th, Sunday August 16th, Saturday August 22nd, and Sunday August 30th.
Although we will begin having In-Person services, we will continue to live stream our services on facebook, as well as posting them to the Church’s youtube channel, for anyone who is unable to attend our services or does not feel safe attending an In-Person serive.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the Leadership Team or Pastors Kaza or Mike.