Re-Opening Church Procedures for October. Click here to view instructions for attending and all safety procedures
Re-opening the church
With the prospect of fall and cooler weather rapidly approaching, the Council has been wrestling with the problem of how best to continue our worship services. The decision was made to resume inside services at the church with very careful planning and rules to which everyone must adhere.
In order to be mindful of social distancing, two services are planned – the early service at 8:30 and the later one at 10:15. This should allow for sufficient spacing at each one. There will be no socializing or coffee hour following either service.
Services will begin on Oct. 4, the first Sunday in October.
Sunday School will begin on September 27th outside and gradually move indoors when those involved feel comfortable. The church will be cleaned and sanitized twice a week by our cleaning crew.
If you plan to attend either service, please email or call the office ahead of time and sign up. We will assign seats for everyone and also set up communion ahead of time in each pew. So when you come to church you will find your bulletins and a plate with wafers and wine (in disposable cups) in your pew already. Ushers will help you to find your assigned seat. As this takes some preparation please email or call no later than Thursday 10 AM of each week.
When you come into the church your temperature will be taken. Yes, we have these fancy thermometers. Hand sanitizer will be available, please use it deliberately.
Please wear a mask during the service and as long as you are around people before and after the service.
This is all very regulated, but our goal is to be responsible and keep everyone safe. We will feel our way slowly into this new situation, see how it works, and adjust over time as the situation requires or allows.
The sermons will continue to be available on the church website.