Details on Resuming Worship Service with Safety Guidelines

Our church will begin meeting back in the sanctuary for our Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 am starting on Sunday, May 17. We will also begin meeting again for our midweek service on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning on Wednesday, May 20.

For now, we will not be meeting for Sunday school or for the Sunday evening service. We will add these back to our ministry schedule at a later date. The ELEVATE DC Youth program held their last meeting for this school year on Wednesday, May 6 and is now on summer break. We are waiting for information about the plans for church camp at Lake Lavon, so that event remains uncertain. We hope to hold Vacation Bible School this summer, but, again, we are waiting to see when and how.

Here is information to be aware of for attending the Sunday morning worship service.

First, if you are not yet comfortable with gathering in a group for church, please, feel free to stay home. We hope to be streaming a live broadcast of the service, so you should still be able to watch from home.

If you are ill or have any of the signs or symptoms listed below, please stay home and join us on social media.

Wearing a face mask is not required, but feel free to wear one if you would like to.

For now, please refrain from shaking hands, giving hugs, or other physical contact with one another.

For seating, every other row of pews will be left empty. Keep at least six feet of separation between parties on the same row. Two or more members of the same household can sit adjacent to one another, with six feet empty on either side. Two individuals who are not members of the same household but who are attending together can sit adjacent to one another, with six feet empty on either side.

Offering plates will be placed next to the door for your worship through giving. We will not be passing the offering plates during the service.

At the end of the service, we will dismiss by rows to reduce congestion at the doors.

Feel free to visit with friends and neighbors before or after the service, but please do so away from the doors to avoid congestion in that area.

Thank you for your cooperation as we seek to keep our worship experience as safe as possible. We expect this to be a short-term process and are anticipating the day when these restrictions can be eliminated.

I look forward to seeing us worship together back in the sanctuary on May 17. Thank you for your patience and faithfulness as we have sought the Lord’s leading in navigating through this current situation.

God bless you.

Pastor Haney

 

Signs or Symptoms of Possible COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Chills

Repeated shaking with chills

Muscle pain

Headache

Sore throat

Loss of taste or smell

Diarrhea

Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0

degrees Fahrenheit

Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

 
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