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Reopening: which service will you attend?

5 Questions about Returning to Worship

Thank you for helping us prepare! Please take a moment to answer five questions below.

We have worked diligently to prepare to safely reopen our worship services. The Reopen Team carefully penned guidelines for us all to follow, using guidance from Pastor Chris and Bishop McKee. Our church's Leadership Board reviewed the guidelines, made a few changes, and approved them.

  • This page and survey were updated on June 29 to reflect the date change. We postponed reopening until August 2020.

The main points are highlighted below. We ask that you join us in following these temporary changes:

(1) On August 2 and 9, we will have one in-person blended worship service at 10:00 AM.

(2) Beginning August 16, we will return to offering two in-person worship services. In the interest of protecting our most vulnerable attenders who typically worship at the traditional service, the 8:30 service will temporarily be a TRADITIONAL service, and the 11:00 service will be a MODERN service. This provides the cleanest, safest worship space for those who most need it.

(3) We encourage those who are medically vulnerable to continue worshiping online.

(4) Be ready for a warm, safe welcome.

(5) Two entrances to the Sanctuary will be open: Wesley Hall Entrance and Bell Tower Entrance.

(6) All who attend must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Please continue to worship online if you prefer to not wear a face covering.

(7) Church attendance will be limited to 14 families in the Sanctuary. (The form below will help us to know who's coming.) Seating will be every other row, spaced left and right to maintain distance.

(8) Ushers will seat you in designated pews, and dismiss you at the end of the service.

(9) Cushions, Bibles, and Hymnals will be removed from pews.

(10) We will be singing (with masks on) in the Sanctuary, with the worship teams on stage moved back.

(11) The nursery and children's church will open at a later date. Families with children will need to bring activities for their children to utilize in the pews. (no busy bags for now)

(12) Small groups may continue to meet via Zoom or meet together outside or in homes.

Thank you for being the church. You've shown with resilience that we need not be in the building together to be the church. That said, we've missed you. We're so ready to see your beautiful faces and worship together again soon.

Five questions: