Our Sunday worship services are open to 50 attenders
as appropriate given COVID-19 restrictions or 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. As an orientation to in-person worship,
please read Session’s In-Person Worship Letter.
How Will Worship Be Different?
- You must preregister and receive a Sunday
- No more than 50 worshippers, plus volunteers and
- A required check-in process at a single entrance
to the facility
- Masks on throughout the service
- Music, but no in-person singing
- No communion in worship on the first Sunday (a
special Zoom communion service will be scheduled so we can take the sacrament
- Tithes and offerings given, but no passing of
- No social gathering after worship
For a full list of COVID-19
limitations, see COVID-19 Sunday Worship Guidelines and COVID-19
Facility Use Guidelines (full version)
Even with these differences, the most important things
will remain the same. God will meet us
there! We’ll hear joyful music of praise
and listen to an inspiring message from God’s word. Prayers will be passionately offered. And all this experienced in the same room
with 49 fellow believers…for the first time in more than six months.
Our sign-up process will be monthly. With a limited number of attenders each week,
this monthly process allows us to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity
to participate and be welcomed to worship safely. Our goal will be to ensure that every person
interested is able to attend one service during a given month. Months may not correspond exactly with
calendar months, but they will generally be collections of four Sundays.
Monthly Registration Process
To attend in person, you will need to
An invitation to register will be sent to our
full email list of active participants (those who do not have email will be
contacted by other means), two weeks prior to the first Sunday of the given
- Before responding, please carefully review two
documents: COVID-19 Sunday Worship Guidelines and COVID-19 Screening
Form and Video Release
- All are invited to respond to the invitation,
even if you are planning to continue worshipping from home.
- Those who want to attend in person will provide
the following information:
- Number of people covered by the reservation,
- Dates you are NOT available to attend if
assigned (all date availability must apply to all people in a reservation;
different availability requires a separate reservation)
- Indicate a special need to be assigned to the
same worship service as someone outside your household based on the following
reasons: 1) If you provide special needs or transportation assistance for them,
or 2) you are a new visitor or member who has invited a new visitor.
The window for registration will remain open for at least three days (usually Monday through Thursday at 12 noon).
After registration closes, groups of 50 will be formed
by random assignment based on the data provided. This process is managed by our Worship &
Arts Ministry Team.
As soon as groups are determined, you will
receive an email indicating your assigned date for worship attendance, as well
as a description of preparation requirements for your visit.
Weekly Preparation Process
- Introducing “Flocks of 50” and “Sunday
Shepherds”! Anchoring to our
biblical roots, each Sunday attendance group will be called a “flock,” and they
will be assigned to a “shepherd.” The
role of the shepherd is to be in touch with each household in the flock and make
sure everyone follows preparation requirements prior to arriving on Sunday. They will also be available to respond to any
questions that arise.
- The Monday prior to your Sunday, you will
receive an email with more information about in-person worship. You will have to complete a health screening form upon arrival on Sunday.
- Carefully review two documents: COVID-19
Sunday Worship Guidelines and COVID-19 Screening Form and Video Release
- If you have any questions or concerns, please
contact your Sunday Shepherd.
Links to Documents:
COVID-19 Sunday Worship
Screening Form and Video Release
COVID-19 Facility Use Guidelines (full version) “North
Creek Presbyterian Church COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation, and Recovery