Re-Opening The Church Building

Sunday, July 12, 2020

 

We are excited to say “Welcome Back” on July 12, 2020.

Church doors will open at 10:15 a.m.

Worship Experience begins at 10:45 a.m.

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PHASE 1

 

See the video explaining the process described below. 

When You Arrive

When we open, only the doors on the west side of the building will be open, at 10:15 a.m. To enter the building, we ask that you:

  • Enter through the doors on the West side of the building. Only the West entrance doors will be open on Sunday mornings.

  • Come prepared to wait outside of the building until you go through the process for entering. This will entail:

    • Having your temperature taken and being asked the health screening questions listed below.

    • Wearing a mask - Masks are to protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable, we expect everyone 2 years and older to wear one. (Except the Praise Team while singing and the Pastor while preaching).

  • While waiting, please adhere to social distancing guidelines by allowing 6 feet of space between you and the person arriving before you.

  • Ask yourself the health questions listed below before you come to church.  

  • If you are running a high temperature (over 99.9F)

  • If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days. This includes fever; nausea or diarrhea, cough, sore throat or runny nose, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell or other difficulties breathing;

  • If you have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients or anyone with above symptoms in last 14 days. Please be aware that if you have any of the following symptoms or circumstances plan to join us on You Tube for live streaming of the Worship Experience. 

 

We really appreciate your cooperation and patience as we prepare and when we meet again. However, it is very important to remember that because we can come together in person, the Coronavirus is still effective in causing health concerns.

 

Entering the Church Building and Sanctuary

Once you have been cleared during the check-in process, a member of the Welcome Team will direct you to the entry door into the Sanctuary.

  • An Usher will direct you to a seat. All seats are marked 6 ft apart, using every other row. Please only sit in areas marked by x.  We will be asking you to fill the seats from the front first. Please note, you may not be sitting in your old favorite spot.

  • Seating for Praise Team and the Pastor will be reserved.

  • Bulletins will be handed out by the ushers who will be wearing gloves and masks.

 

Greeting Others

  • Please remember that gathering in groups should be kept to a minimum.

  • Avoid physical contact, i.e., hugs, handshakes and kisses. Elbow touching is acceptable.

  • Following Pastor Jabulani’s recognition of first-time visitors, we will not physically approach or touch them. Pastor will instruct us on how to greet guests, i.e., wave, applause, smile, etc.

 

Praise Team

A limited the number of people will be on the pulpit/music area to allow for 6-foot spacing and staggered positions. Microphones – each person is individually assigned to a microphone and will be responsible for cleaning it.

 

Tithes and Offerings

3 boxes with locks will be placed inside the Sanctuary doors.  You are welcome to drop your tithes and offering in one of the locked boxes when entering or leaving the sanctuary.

 

Communion

Pre-filled communion packages will be served on Communion Sundays. Masked and gloved ushers will serve communion on trays passing through pews that are closed to seating.

 

Children's Moment

Children will remain seated with their parents. Children’s moment will continue through virtual messaging.

 

Sunday and Weekly Classes

A.   Nursery – will be closed temporarily

B.   Sunday School Classes – all on-site classes temporarily suspended

Children – virtual classes

Adults – virtual classes

C.   Special Groups

Master Life – will continue in the fall

Bible Study

Men’s - temporarily suspended

Women’s – will continue virtual classes

D.     Prayer Team – will continue virtual meeting

E.     White Cross - temporarily suspended

F.     Meetings – will continue virtual meetings

G.    Sandcastles - temporarily suspended

H.    Hustle Class - temporarily suspended

I.      Preschool - temporarily suspended

 

 

Café

  • Café will remain closed initially, we will determine when to open at a later date.

  • Bottled water will be available.

  • Please DO NOT bring any refreshments to place on cafe counter.

  • Café chairs will be removed to avoid extended close congregating in large group inside the building.

 

Building

  • Cleaning of the building is being done regularly.

  • Certain areas of the building will not be available for use, i.e., classrooms, parlor, Fellowship Hall, Library. Signs will be posted.

  • Signage for general guidelines will be displayed, i.e.: handwashing, touching, gathering, social distancing, etc.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you in person soon; and are working to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone. However, the Coronavirus has changed everything about how we function in the church building. The Re-opening the Building Team has been meeting and studying guidelines, recommendations and protocols and are implementing the procedures shared in this Newsletter for a safe re-opening. Please note that things are being updated continuously, and adjustments will be made as are appropriate and necessary for our church family.

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13.

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