HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
PLEASE remember to extend grace and understanding in regards to these decisions and requirements. Our leaders and volunteers are working hard to make worship and all ministries safe and enjoyable for ourselves and others.
Please be aware that worship and ministries in the building WILL NOT be the same as they were pre-pandemic.
Masks -All participants will mask. Please see Pastor Mikes most recent message dated July 30. Thank you.
Attendance – In order to attend worship in the building, you MUST have a reservation. Reservations can be scheduled either online (through the church website) or by calling the church office. Reservations WILL NOT be taken until the Tuesday preceding the following Sunday (i.e., for Sunday, June 13, reservations will open on Tuesday, June 8th) in an effort to provide equitable access.
Communion Kits – We will have the disposable communion kits (like we have been using in the parking lot) set out on a table as you enter the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall. Baskets will be placed on the pews / chairs for disposing trash.
Offering – Offering plates will be located near the doors for the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall so you can leave your offering as you enter or exit (according to your preference).
Seating – There is open seating. Seating on the pulpit side of the congregation is every pew. Seating on the piano side is every other pew and still remains physically distanced. Ushers will dismiss from the back to the front and pew by pew in order to keep safe distances.
Singing – For the time being, we will not be singing hymns. We will have instrumental music and songs being offered by song leaders. You can hum along but we ask that you don’t sing.
Our custodial staff will be cleaning the worship space before worship on Sunday and after worship each week. We now also offer contactless hand sanitizers and soap dispensers throughout our facilities to allow for your use while here.
Those who are ill, have tested positive for COVID-19, or who are in vulnerable populations should refrain from attending in-person worship / ministries. Persons exposed to COVID-19, or who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, must refrain from attending in-person worship / ministries until at least two weeks have passed or after ten days if they have tested negative for the presence of the virus.
Persons who choose to attend in-person worship / ministries agree to inform the church promptly if they learn they have been exposed to COVID-19. Notice of COVID-19 exposure should be made by calling the church office, 210-658-2254, and should inform us of the relevant date(s) of in-person attendance. The church will then make appropriate, anonymous notifications to others who may have been in attendance on the same date, so they may take appropriate steps to protect their health and safety. The church office will also notify public health authorities and will assist them in any efforts to undertake contact tracing.
THANKS for your understanding!