Saturday, July 26
We are back in the building! There are a few changes and a few guidelines we need to uphold to be as safe as possible in these still uncertain times. First and foremost – if you don’t feel comfortable coming –don’t. We will still be streaming at 10 am. We want to see you when you are comfortable. You can still watch the service from the comfort of your pjs and couch.
If you are coming in person, we would love for you to register ahead of time at https://reopen.church/r/xgU0SqpS. This will allow us to keep track of our numbers and allow us to contact you if there are any changes. We will be sitting in a socially distanced sanctuary and gym with our masks on. The Children’s Center is closed at this time, but activity bags will be provided.
We will be in two zones of 25% occupancy. The first will be the sanctuary and seating is in every other pew with 6 feet between quarranteams. The entrance and exit to church for the sanctuary zone will be through the main entrance. Restrooms will be the foyer restrooms. The second zone will be the gym zone. The service will be streamed from the sanctuary with a live emcee. Seating will be around appropriately distanced tables. Restrooms will be located in the FLC hallway. The entrance will be through the main entrance and exit will be through the Children's Center doors. Everyone in both zones will enter through the main entrance. Then we will ask you to pick a zone and ushers will guide you to your seat. When the service is over, ushers will dismiss row by row and we ask that you do not congregate in the church, but move to the parking lot and outside for any socializing you might care to do.
Safety is a priority. Masks will be worn at all times. Sanitizing stations will be located all over the church. Use them. One Quarranteam in the restroom at a time. Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Stay home if you are feeling ill. Social distance. And rest assured, the building has been, will be, and is in the process of being sanitized.
To make the in-person worship experience safe for everyone, we are asking you to do the following 3 things:
1. Wear masks.
2. Practice Social Distancing
3. Comply with the CDC guidelines.
We are going as touchless as possible. No handshaking or gathering for prayer in the middle. No passing of the offering plates, we have drop boxes and online giving. Prepackaged communion. No coffee is being served. Doors will be left open as much as possible. Bulletins and connection cards are going digital.
The Children's Department is not open at this time. Children will stay with their quarranteams during and after service. Pastor Amy has made designated activity bags for each family that can be used during the service. After the service, please return the bag so we can sanitize them and fill them for next week.
We know that that is a lot of information to process. Please be graceful to us and others as we all make this unprecedented journey together. Know that we love you, we pray for you, and are so excited to get to see you - when you are ready.