ON-CAMPUS HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
We are grateful for the opportunity to have in-person gatherings once again in the midst of this pandemic. While we still don’t know the future, we are certain of Who holds it. With this in mind, we have put in place the following guidelines for our in-person gatherings, and do using the wisdom given in Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others. It’s in this interest we have put in place the following guidelines while on our campus.
- At this time, we are encouraging the use of a facemask when on our campus. If you forgot yours, we will have a new one for you available at our main entrance doors.
- Please do not engage in extended conversations while indoors. This includes Hospitality Ave., the Worship Center, or in a hallway or classroom.
- Please be considerate of other’s personal space and level of comfort. While we hope to one day get back to hugs and handshakes, we want to do our part to help keep one another as safe as we can.
- Please use standard health practices in the restrooms. We are not limiting the number of people in a restroom at any given time, and ask that you use discretion. Be wise, wash your hands, and seek to maintain distancing as you are able.
- We will have specific entrance doors available for you to enter and exit the buildings. To minimize the spread of germs, only our main exterior doors will be unlocked and accessible.
SANCTUARY WORSHIP SEATING ARRANGEMENT
- To maintain 6-foot distancing, our Sanctuary seating will be available with empty rows spaced between pews for seating
- Pews that are to remain entirely empty will be roped off. Please do not move the ropes or enter these pews.
- Please maintain at least six-foot social distancing while in the Worship Center. We encourage you to not sit directly behind another individual or group.
- Please do not gather for conversation in the aisles before or after the service.
- If you have any questions, our staff and volunteers will be there to assist you.
REASONS TO NOT COME ON CAMPUS
- We ask that you refrain from joining us on campus for one of our Worship Services or Connection Groups if any of the following describe you or anyone in your home:
- has been recently tested for COVID-19 , even if you are still awaiting the results;
- has tested positive for COVID-19 and are still in the quarantine period;
- has had a fever in the past 3 days;
- are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 (coughing, fever, shortness of breath);
- have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
- have traveled out of the country or to a known COVID-19 hotspot in the United States in the past 14 days.
If you are in an at-risk group based on age or healthy condition, or if you decision for your family is to remain distanced at this time, please know that there will be no interruption to our current digital campus options. We are aware that a large portion of our church family will choose to remain engaged with us online, therefore our Maximum Options Plan is designed to provide excellent choices for everyone. You can find our Maximum Options Plan HERE.
FOR THOSE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH RESTRICTIONS
Anyone who is uncomfortable with the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the church, or who thinks it is unlikely they will be able to comply with these guidelines, may choose to stay home. We understand these restrictions will be uncomfortable for everyone, but for some they may be uncomfortable to the point of distraction from the purpose of gathering. We respect the decision to continue to worship with us online if you think it one that best serves you and your family.