We have returned to in person worship services with live stream available for those who need it.
We are implementing the following precautions to provide a safe environment for all who wish to gather together to worship the Lord.
- For the Sundays of May 24th and May 31st, we will meet for combined worship in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.
- The following entrances will be open: upper parking lot foyer doors and the west U-parking lot entrance used for access to the church office. All other entrances will be locked.
- All door handles, tops of pews, and other surfaces will be sanitized.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at specified stations.
- Disposable masks will be available if you do not have your own. We are asking that masks be worn by everyone. We are aware that not all share the same opinion about masks; however, we believe it is an acceptable compromise in caring for one another and being as safe as we can be.
- The seating arrangement in the sanctuary will be marked to provide space for every other pew to be occupied.
- Offering boxes will be available in the sanctuary to deposit your tithes and offerings instead of using offering plates.
- Wednesday evening Bible Studies, Teens of Faith and Faith Kids started meeting May 27. Modifications to Bible study locations will be made to better accommodate social distancing. More specific details will be provided by the staff pastors. Faith Family Meals will not be served until further notice (likely September or October at the earliest).
- Our hope is to return to our more familiar Sunday morning ministries of Sunday School, Faith Kids, nursery and worship by Sunday, June 7th. However, that will depend on our local conditions and state recommendations to be sure we can do so within safe guidelines. Announcements will keep you informed.
- It is understandable that not everyone will feel comfortable to return to worship initially. Please continue to join by livestream if you choose to remain at home. Each person and family will need to make decisions based on good information and prudent action for your individual situation. As your pastor, I encourage you to avoid inordinate fear. Caution is wise and prudent measures make perfect sense. Individuals with health issues that might make one more susceptible to infection should exercise greater caution. This is not the time to be careless and reckless. So, I urge you to trust in the Lord, be careful in your actions and vigilant in your own hygiene practices.
May God bless you! Stay well and we will see you very soon!
In the love of Christ,