Church Information & Recommendations Regarding COVID19 updated 6/01/2020
We have started having services on-site again! The service times are 9:00 and 11:00am, in order to allow time to clean between services. There is no Nursery, Children's Church, or Sunday School for any ages at this time. We do ask that those who are sick not attend, and encourage those who are more vulnerable to consider not attending as well. Services will continue to be available on our website to serve those who cannot or choose not to attend. Also, for those who would like to come but decide to remain in their cars, the radio signal on 88.9FM is available to listen to during each service. Simply park in the church lot and tune in!
As the state has given this exemption for large public gatherings to churches, it has also set some conditions that we need to meet. Though these temporary changes will challenge us in some ways, our desire is to carry out our Lord's command to be subject to the authorities that God has put in place (Romans 13), and to be grateful that we are able to resume meeting together in person (Hebrews 10:24-25). And as we meet, let us continually put the worship of God and the love for one another first, in our actions and attitudes.
First, social distancing regulations will be in place. Ushers will be seating you starting from the front and working to the back, and you will be dismissed in opposite order. We will be using our plastic chairs, so feel free to bring a seat cushion if you would like. Families will be seated together, but need to be separated by at least 6 feet from the next household. Please follow the lead of our ushers on this and honor those distances both inside and outside the church building. Second, though masks are not mandatory, we do encourage you to wear one. Likewise all staff (paid or volunteer) are mandated to wear masks. Please be gracious toward one another with the choices people make regarding masks. Third, there will be no food, coffee, or refreshments handed out or available. You are still welcome though to bring your own beverage with a lid. Finally, in order to reduce the amount of "hand to hand contact," we encourage you to print and bring along any outlines, questions, or children's activity sheets (and crayons/ pencils) for your family's personal use.
If you have need of assistance, please contact the church office by email at email@example.com, and we will address those as we are able to do so. Also, remember to contact Bev Campbell for prayer chain requests by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though so much is changing for us, our God doesn’t change and neither does our purpose. Our mission is still demonstrating Christ’s love as we grow in unity as His family, in maturity as His body and in spreading new life as His disciples. We encourage you to be thoughtful, caring and creative in how you live that out at this time.
Beyond that, we implore you to be faithful in prayer. Still be intentional in reaching out to others, over the phone or finding other ways to connect. Look for needs that you are still able to meet.
Above all, draw near to the Lord and gain strength from His Spirit and from His Word. Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Please check back for updated information We also recommend that you take proper precautions in line with what is being advised at cdc.gov,