The Task Force on Re-Opening and the Elders of the church have decided that it is time to revise the guidelines for in-person worship. Services are held in person, and we continue to livestream as well.

While we are thrilled to share our space with you, we encourage anyone who prefers to join our livestream instead to do so. See below for the expectations we have for our in-person services and please let us know if you have any questions. (Revised July 8, 2021)

CDC Guidelines/Masking

We ask everyone in attendance to follow current CDC guidelines. As of this printing, that means that all unvaccinated people are required to wear masks. Vaccinated individuals may choose not to wear masks.

Childcare

Childcare will resume on August 1, 2021. All childcare workers and volunteers will be vaccinated. Adults who want to stay in the childcare area must show proof of vaccination. Anyone aged two years or older (and unvaccinated) must wear a mask. You may use the lounge to change your child if you need to during service.

Arrival

The doors will open at 10:30am. The worship service will begin promptly at 11:00am, as online worship will continue.

Entrance

You may enter the building by the front steps or the side entrance by the Forbes parking lot. Please reserve the office entrance (Briar Cliff) only for those who need an accessible entrance. Please grab a sign-in card on arrival.

Check-In

Please check in with the greeter at the entrance. They will provide information on sign ins, bulletins, seating, etc.

Seating

Spaces for individuals or family groups are marked on the seats of the pews by colored paper. Please sit in these marked areas, keeping distance from others. If you have a large group, select a pew with only one piece of paper.

Socializing

We will be observing the “passing of the peace” at the end of the service—save your socializing for after the service, and please be mindful that some people may not yet be comfortable touching or getting close.

Food/Beverages

We will not be providing coffee or other refreshments before or after worship. Water fountains will not be in use, but you may bring your own beverage in a closed container—please consume it with consideration of others.

Bulletins

Bulletins will be available if necessary, though they are also available online and may be projected.

Offering

We will be collecting offerings in person, but you may also continue making your offering by the options listed on the church website or by mailing it to the church.

Exits

Please place your sign-in card in the basket on your way out or in the collection plate.

Contact Tracing

If you develop symptoms or test positive after attending a service, please let us know right away so we can initiate contact tracing.

Self-Screening

For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please stay home from worship if you or anyone in your household has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or if anyone is currently experiencing or has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven (7) days, including fever, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, chills, or new muscle pain unrelated to exercise. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to see your doctor and be tested.