Worship during Covid-19
Entering the Building
Upon arrival, congregants will only be able to access the inside of the building through the front
entrance of the church. As they enter, they will be greeted by a volunteer and that volunteer will
remind them to remain socially distant as they walk straight toward the sanctuary. As they enter
the building, they will follow the blue circles on the floor that are 6 feet apart. When they arrive
at the doors entering the sanctuary, they will wait to be seated by an usher.
Every other pew will be available to use for the service. The ushers will be sure to seat the
person, couple, or family in the proper pew, starting in the front and working their way to the
back. It is estimated that each pew can hold around 4 single persons, 2-3 couples, and 1-2
families. Once each pew is full, we will move back to the next pew available. There will be 1-2
pews in the back of the sanctuary for those who need to use the handicap parking spots.
The worship service will be very similar to what we are currently doing outside in the parking
lot. The worship service will be around 45 minutes and include 4-5 songs, scripture reading,
sermon, children’s message, and prayer requests. The congregation will be encouraged to remain
seated and listen to the worship music just like we are currently doing outside.
Exiting the Building
After the service has concluded, the congregation will remain seated until the ushers dismiss
each pew. Ushers will begin at the front of the sanctuary and work their way to the back.
Everyone that is able must leave the sanctuary through the side door by in at the front of the
sanctuary. This door will be propped open so no one has to touch the door. For those who parked
in the handicap parking spots, you will be dismissed to leave out of the front door.
*Masks will be a requirement when inside of the building. Be sure that your mask is
covering your mouth and nose completely.
*There will be no Sunday School at this time.
*If you are feeling sick, have a cough, a fever, or are still uneasy about joining in person,
please stay home and join us online for a livestream of the service.
*There will be hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and exit.
*This is new for us all, so we will make adjustments as needed each week to help
everything flow nicely. We ask that you be patient with us as we figure out this process
of moving back inside for worship.
On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Ultimately, we gather under the invitation of God, we hear the scripture read and proclaimed, we respond to this word, and are sent forth into the world to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ!
We hope you find the service to be meaningful and relevant to your daily life.
What should I wear to the service so I don't feel out of place?
Our congregation is very diverse when it comes to clothing attire. You will see some dressed business casual, while others will wear shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt. If you'd like to dress up or dress more casual, you will not be out of place.
How long is your worship service?
You can expect our 9:30 a.m. service to be completed between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on average. Sometimes we have special additions to the service that may cause the service go a little longer.
Do you celebrate Holy Communion?
Yes, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month. The pastor will walk us through the process of preparing for communion at the conclusion of the sermon. We have an open table, so all are welcome to come to the table and receive the grace of God whether you are a member of our church or not. We also have gluten free options during for Communion for those who need it.