for Re-Opening on June 14, 2020
Following the Second
Great Commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Mark 12:31),
we as a church are implementing precautions
that will protect our church family as well as ourselves. Since our only goal
is the health and welfare of each and every one of our congregation, we feel these steps will
enhance our service experience and bring about a greater feeling of security
and comfort knowing we are doing all we can to ensure the safety of those we
love and call our neighbors.
welcoming us back, the church building we all love has been thoroughly
cleaned to protect all our precious friends, many of whom have
pre-existing conditions. In addition, for your convenience, safety, and
peace of mind, the hand sanitizing stations have been filled and are at
- If we have church family members who do not feel
comfortable returning to an in-church service, please know that there are options
available for you to involved. We will continue to post services online on
the church's YouTube page as well as the church's website. We will also
mail a CD recorded with the service to anyone who wants one.
know everyone has their own face mask, but the church would like to make
face masks available for all our church family. In the unlikely event
someone forgets to bring their face mask, church masks will be at the
ready to provide that little extra layer of security and safety. To help
our church family choose seats that are a safe distance from each other,
designated pews have been left open. Signage posted throughout the
sanctuary will guide you to these pews.
know this goes without saying, but in the excitement of seeing our church
friends, please remember we cannot hug, shake hands or hold another's
hand. These seemingly harmless actions could compromise the health of one
of our church neighbors.
understand the camaraderie of Sunday School is being missed, and it will
resume a soon as possible. Additionally, we love our little ones in the
nursery, and we will again open the nursery as soon as it is deemed safe.
- As hard as it is to imagine for our
church family, potluck lunches will have to be paused for the foreseeable
feature. This also includes the pot of coffee that is normally shared
before church each week.
provide a greater level of security and safety, the hymnals, Bibles, and all
printed materials have been temporarily removed from the pews. The
bulletin, as well as the words to the hymns, will be projected on the
- The restrooms will be open for
your convenience. Out of respect for those following you, wipes will be provided
to clean all surface areas touched.
Following the Second Greatest Commandment may
have its challenges, but keeping mindful of the health needs and issues of our
neighbors in preparation for a non-touch experience will lead to a safe and
enduring future of or members.