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.
As we have explored the possibility of returning to worship, we have researched many necessary changes and procedures.
Below you will find guidelines for church worship. We will offer three worship opportunities on Sunday morning. If you are more comfortable continuing to worship at home, join us virtually.
8:30 AM CHAPEL STEPS SERVICE
This service will be held in the shady area outside the Chapel entrance. We ask that you bring lawn chairs or sit in your golf carts. Please remember that social distancing is still in place and be mindful of your own safety. This service will be similar to the 10:00 am service with a soloist, prayers, sermon, but no congregational singing. There will be collection vessels for offering but plates will not be passed. Masks are encouraged but not required outside as long as social distancing is observed.
10:00 AM SANCTUARY WORSHIP
We are limited to 140 participants with 6-foot spacing throughout the Sanctuary. If you would like to attend this service, please RSVP with your attendance number by calling the church (912-598-8460) or send us an email. If we have an overflow, we will look to stream the 10:00 am service in Bailey Hall to provide for an additional 40-50 persons.
10:00 AM LIVE ONLINE SERVICE
We will continue to offer the Sanctuary worship live via YouTube.
If you're looking to get in touch with church staff, we are accessible via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone (912-598-8460).
We are working from home throughout the week, still maintaining normal office hours(Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm) so don't hesitate to reach out.
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 initially 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 are installing 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.
If we are not able to comfortably and safely accommodate
all who desire to worship in person, we will look at an additional
worship service that could be offered on a different day of the
week or an evening service.
Please know that our plan to return to in-person worship is fluid
and we will continue to make adjustments as necessary.
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