REGATHERING

What to expect - Pease read before attending

The reopening plans must follow CDC guidelines, and our insurance considerations. Seating in the church has changed, and the procedures for entering, exiting and communion are in order to meet social distancing guidelines. Your attendance is at your own risk. 

Please park in the parking lot and follow the signs to enter the building. If a line forms, maintain a 6-foot distance from other congregation members or guests.
  
Please arrive a few minutes in advance of the starting time of the service as check-in and seating will take some time. NO food or beverages will be allowed in the building. We will begin seating 30 minutes prior to the start time of the service. If you feel ill in any way or if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste, etc.), please do not attend.

You will be met at the door by a Greeter. Face masks are required to be properly worn at all times by anyone over the age of two. There can be no exceptions. Your temperature will be taken, screening questions will be asked, and your hands will be sprayed with hand sanitizer. An Usher will escort you to your seat. Seats will be filled from the front of the church to the back, you can not choose your seat. Please sit where directed in order to maintain social distancing. Families (all persons must be domiciled together) will be seated together, otherwise each designated row will accommodate people, 6 feet apart.

Once you are seated, you are expected to remain seated for the entire service. Please use the restroom before being seated. 

There may be an organist and/or Cantor, but congregational singing is not allowed at this time.

There will be no presentation of gifts and there will be no collection. You may deposit your offering in the basket at the back table in the sanctuary.

There will be no handshake of peace. 

Communion will be conducted in your seat. An Usher will direct you to pick up your communion set when you enter the sanctuary. Once seated, place your communion set in the hole under the seat in front of you. At the time of communion, take your communion set and prepare to consume it by loosening the covering over the wafer, and then the wine.  Remove your mask from one ear and consume the elements as directed by the Pastor. Replace your mask and dispose of the empty set when directed by an Usher who will collect them at your seat.

When the service has ended please remain seated. An Usher will dismiss each row individually.

Please maintain a 6 foot social distance when entering and exiting the church and follow the instructions of the Users/Greeters.

Please do not congregate inside or outside the church.

Surfaces will be sanitized before and after each service.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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