Sundays
Sanctuary In-Person Worship
Outdoor Protocols
 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We will continue to live stream the 10 AM service and hold worship in the courtyard at 8:30 AM. All of the weekday online opportunities will continue to be offered.

Members who are immune compromised or in the most vulnerable age and health groups are encouraged to stay home and watch the live stream or attend the outdoor service.

Masks are required when inside, except for individuals under the age of three years.

Please read and follow these protocols:

For all outdoor and indoor activities, the following will apply:

  • Attendees must complete and sign a waiver upon the first time on site. The waiver will be kept on file for future attendance.
  • Attendees must sign in for each time on site.
  • For all worship services (indoor and outdoor) and other events facilitated by clergy or staff, a worship leader or other trained volunteer will be assigned to facilitate and assist with the arrival procedure.
  • Arrival procedures include a brief COVID screening:
    • Within the last 48 hours, have you experienced any symptoms of possible COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?
    • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact with anyone who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
    • Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?
    • Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
    • If you previously had symptoms of COVID-19 or were asymptomatic with a positive COVID-19 test:
      • Has it been less than 10 days since symptoms first appeared or since the test was positive?
      • Has it been less than 24 hours since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications?
      • Have any additional symptoms developed, have your symptoms remained the same or have your symptoms worsened?
    • If you have been admitted to a hospital for at least 24 hours or are severely immunocompromised and previously had symptoms of COVID-19 and/or a positive COVID-19 test:
      • Has it been less than 20 days since symptoms first appeared?
      • Has it been less than 24 hours since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications?
      • Have any additional symptoms developed, have your symptoms remained the same or have your symptoms worsened?
    • Any person answering yes to one or more of the screening questions shall be asked to leave and encouraged to participate remotely.
    • For indoor worship services and other indoor events facilitated by clergy or staff, a worship leader or other trained volunteer will perform a temperature check. Any person with a temperature equal to or greater than 100.0o F shall be asked to leave and encouraged to participate remotely as offered. If the first temperature check result is between 100.0oF and 100.3oF, the temperature may be rechecked up to one time.
    • For other than worship services or other events facilitated by clergy or staff, there is a sign-in sheet near the entrance to the church office. Attendees are asked to use a pen from the clean pen container to sign in, then deposit the pen in the dirty pen container. Pens in the dirty pen container will be cleaned and disinfected then returned to the clean pen container.
    • Masks are required when inside, except for individuals under the age of three years. Clergy and staff may remove masks when at least 15 feet away from other individuals.
    • Attendees shall strive to maintain at least 10 feet from other individuals.
    • Attendees are encouraged to use hand sanitizer from stations located near entrances/exits and in the restrooms.
    • To promote social distancing, activity coordinators are encouraged to physically set up the space prior to attendees’ arrival and in a manner promoting distance of at least six feet but preferably 10 feet from other attendees.

 

 

 

Safety precautions for
INDOOR WORSHIP

  • Attendees shall enter through the main entrance on the east side of the building. Doors will be propped open, weather permitting.
  • Attendees shall enter the sanctuary through the middle doors and occupy every other pew, beginning with the front pew, with only one household party per row.
  • Attendees shall sit in the middle of the pew to maintain appropriate distance from people in the aisles.
  • Bulletins shall be made available in a basket and on the website in the Live Stream Sanctuary Worship page.
  • Hymns are printed in the bulletin and there are no hymnals or attendance books in the pews.
  • Offerings shall be accepted electronically or in a basket confined to a designated spot.
  • Attendees shall share the peace by waving, bowing or other gesture of peace without physical contact.
  • Communion will be received one household at a time. Ushers or worship leaders shall invite one household to proceed to the front to receive communion and return to their seats. Once the household has returned to their seats, the usher or worship leader may invite the next household. At no time should there be more than one household away from their seats.
  • Ushers will dismiss attendees beginning with the back pew. Attendees shall proceed directly from the sanctuary to the parking lot through the main entrance on the east side of the building. For attendees wishing to visit in the parking lot before departing, attendees shall strive to maintain at least 10 feet between individuals and are strongly encouraged to wear masks.