COVID-19 & Worship Updates

We are continuing to follow the direction of our government and in compliance with national recommendations,
 We strongly encourage social distancing and to remain safe. Our aim is to keep our congregation well.

Below you will find guidelines for church worship. We offer three worship opportunities on Sunday morning.

 

If you are more comfortable continuing to worship at home, join us virtually, and watch LIVE on our YouTube channel.

8:30 AM & 10:00 AM SANCTUARY WORSHIP

 

We are limited to 180 participants with 6-foot spacing throughout the Sanctuary, masks are required, and social distancing is observed. Reservations are not required at this time.

 

10:00 AM LIVE ONLINE SERVICE

 

We will continue to offer the Sanctuary worship live via YouTube. If you feel more comfortable watching from home, we will continue to broadcast the 10:00 am worship service live online. You will also be able to view this service at any time after it's done recording.

MARSHES RESIDENTS

Our 10:00 am Sunday Worship service is broadcast live on Channel 95.

If you'd like to have a printed bulletin to reference while watching virtually,

you may pick one up outside of the church office after 5pm on Thursdays.

 

Contact Hannah at hannah@siumc.org to RSVP for

Children's Church and/or the Nursery.

If you're looking to get in touch with church staff, we are accessible via email (info@siumc.org) and phone (912-598-8460). 

We are also in the office Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PREPARATIONS:

 

  • We will utilize a “touch-free” system for entering and exiting

the building so that worshippers do not have to touch door handles,

offering plates or other surfaces. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

 

  • Face masks will be required in the church building and for worship in the Sanctuary.

  • We have some masks available and have a source for some cloth masks if you need one.

 

  • The pews in the sanctuary will be marked off to allow you to sit at appropriate distancing from others.

 

  • There will be markings on the floor as you enter in 6’ increments

as you are familiar with now in nearly all retail shops. This will help us remember

distancing requirements as we enter and exit the Sanctuary.

 

  • The hymnals have been removed and all information for worship

will be in the bulletin. Please pick up your own bulletin as you

enter the Narthex.

 

  • We installed an ionization system to sanitize the air

in the Sanctuary, Bailey Hall, the Chapel, and the office suite.

This product by Global Plasma Solutions has been tested and trials

have determined that at 10 minutes it removes 84.2% of the virus,

92.6% in 15 minutes and in 30 minutes 99.4% of the virus is inactivated.

This device works on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), as well as other viruses,

mold spores and bacteria.

 

  • With further guidance from government agencies due to the rapid increase in vaccinations and the input of our Executive Committee the following in person worship policy changes has begun:
     

  • Maximum capacity of sanctuary will be 180. We still require masks (you may sing with masks on) and social distancing practices while in the building. The tape will no longer mark where you are to sit but will be placed to give a visual cue to six foot spacing. Please sit wherever you like but maintain distance with your household and others.
     

  • This slight loosening of policy is with guidelines of the WHO and the CDC and is meant to encourage us to engage again in worship while be vigilant in our efforts to mitigate COVID. Our GPS (Global Plasma Systems) device in our HVAC continues to work to scrub the air and is very effective especially with continued precautions being adhered to.

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