In-person worship will resume Sunday, February 21, 2021. Please read the information on this page to understand guidelines for worship participation.
Update on Singing in In-Person Worship Services
March 3, 2021
On Sunday, February 28, we announced that singing was allowed in our worship services. Since that announcement, it has been clarified that congregational singing continues to be subject to significant health safety regulations. General congregational singing is not authorized at this time, even by those wearing a mask. Up to 15 people can sing in the congregation (including those leading singing “up front”), as long as each singer stands 9 feet apart from other worshipers and wears a 3-ply surgical mask. There is no limit of the number of singers at an OUTDOOR service, but the distance and mask rules apply.
If you have a passion for singing and would like to be one of up to 15 people singing during worship with appropriate distance & masking, please contact our Worship & Music Coordinator Brian Armes (email@example.com). Brian will be organizing both up-front and congregational singing under the current safety restrictions.
Our Sunday worship services are currently open to 152 attenders (including volunteers, excepting paid staff), conducted in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions & guidelines. It is our goal to provide a meaningful, safe, and lawful experience for those who would come, while still maintaining a vibrant and thoughtful experience for those who would continue to worship from home using the online option. As long as COVID-19 social distancing measures are in place, we will provide an at-home worship option.
How Will Worship Be Different?
- A required check-in process at the designated facility entrance(s)
- Masks on throughout the service, with the exception of one speaker at the front of the gathering
- Music is allowed per requirements, but no in-person singing
- On the first Sunday of the month, communion will be administered from the table, but elements will not be served and consumed in the building
- Tithes and offerings given will be placed in a basket on the way out of the sanctuary, but no passing of offering plates
- No social gathering after worship
Before coming to worship in person, please review the following documents:
Church Sanctuary Air Quality Improvements
For the safety and health of our worshippers, we have installed in our sanctuary an advanced air purifying/neutralizing system, like those being used in hospitals and schools. This system eliminates airborne bacteria, mold, and viruses. It eliminates 99% of sneeze germs within 3 feet, and even eliminates 99% of viruses on surfaces.