As we gather together in person, in the context of lessening restrictions effective March 11, 2022, the regional council strongly encourages these three points:
- Ongoing use of masks for worship
- Careful sharing of food / coffee / social time – having someone serve or individual portions is preferred
- That Congregation members continue to be masked for singing.
- It is best if choirs are also masked, but if choirs choose to be unmasked, please ensure that there is good distance between themselves and the congregation.
Church Opening for In-Person Worship
Church Service Protocols:
|Stay home if you’re not feeling well. Fully vaccinated recommended|
|Arrival||Hand-sanitizer available at the entrance.|
|Masks||Congregants will be asked to wear masks.|
We will have extras available
|Singing||Music ministry team at the front (all fully vaccinated); wearing masks. They are allowed to sing without masks, provided that there are enough space between them and the congregation|
Congregants can also sing (since they are masked).
|Offerings||Will be taken, though not in the conventional manner (passing of offering bags).|
There will be a repository near the exit & available at the end of the service only (folks contribute as they leave the sanctuary).
|Contact||Maintain safe distance, avoid handshaking & hugs (“elbow bumps”, etc. OK).|
|Bulletins||Paper copies of the bulletin will not be provided. If a bulletin is felt to be necessary, it will be displayed electronically (monitors at front of sanctuary).|
|Ventilation||Ventilation will be optimized to the extent practicable (i.e. doors / windows left open on the upper level – sanctuary, back door, front door / narthex).|
We will have a system in place to sanitize the sanctuary and have cleaned prior to gathering again.
|Post-Service Sanitation||Careful sharing of food / coffee / social time – having someone serve or individual portions is preferred|
If you have questions on our current program offerings, building utilization and status, please contact the church office.