This Sunday

THIS SUNDAY: Nov. 29th, 2020

Please Note the following:

*Please check back throughout the week for any and all updates*

We will be holding two (2) services in the sanctuary. One will be at 8:30am and one will be at 10:00 am.


Plans:

  • Doors to the church will open at 8:00 am for the 8:30 am service.
  • Both services will be held in the Sanctuary.
  • Tune your radios to FM 87.9 to hear the service in the parking lot.
  • the 10am service will be livestreamed to the church's YouTube channel and will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to service beginning. 
  • Children's worship will start at 10am. It will meet in the children's Sunday School classroom next to the library.
  • Youth will meet in Youth Haven at 10am for Bible Study. Any youth wishing to attend service may do so at either service time.
  • Handbell rehearsal will be held immediately following the 10am service. All are encouraged to join us!
  • There will be Youth choir practice at 4:30 in the fellowship hall.
  • If you are visiting with us, we ask that you take a moment to fill out our digital visitor's card located here.

SAFETY MEASURES:

  • We will be increasing all safety protocols and enforcing those already in place.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the sanctuary.
  • Please keep feet off the pews and try to refrain from using the pew as a napkin.
  • No one will be permitted in the church building without a mask.
  • Masks must be worn properly which includes covering the nose and mouth.
  • All persons over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask and it is recommended that children 2-4 years old wear a mask (the church has children's mask available if you do not have one.)
  • If you are outside and, in any group, consisting of members not of your household, you must wear a mask.
  • We have masks available should you forget to bring yours.
  • If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please see an Usher or Deacon for assistance.
  • If you choose not to wear a mask or to wear it properly while inside the church, you will be politely asked to leave the building. You can listen to the service from the comfort of your vehicle or conduct church business when you return with a mask.
  • These guidelines apply to any gatherings, visitors, meetings and employees.
    • Social distancing practices will be followed and monitored. We ask that you voluntarily comply with the 6 ft guideline when interacting with others and do not congregate in groups.
    • Please be mindful when sitting in pews. Only sit with members of your household. Keep 6 ft distance between your family & yourself and others.
    • Do not stand in the isles.
    • Do not move, rearrange, use as fans, etc. the DO NOT SIT signs.
    • Please use ONLY the two entrances into the sanctuary - the main front doors and the doors nearest to the north portico. (Marty is responsible for the choir so the choir must follow his instructions for entering the sanctuary.) Please refrain from using any other door or entrance to the church or sanctuary (Staff and Mr. Glenn are authorized to use the South entrance to the church as pre-authorized.)
    • The maximum emergency occupancy for this week's service is 150. This includes choir, staff, sound & lighting, members & guests, ushers, etc. An accurate count will be made upon entry and once capacity is reached; no persons will be allowed entry.
    • It is strongly encouraged that members and visitors take advantage of the 8:30 am service. There is plenty of room and this will help eliminate the possibility of overcrowding.
    • There will be a 15 minute pause between services when no-one is allowed into the sanctuary. This will allow time for sanitation and cleaning to occur between services. We respectfully ask for your patience during this time.
    • We will have hand sanitizer at the two approved entries to the sanctuary.
    • If you happen to be running late, the above still applies.

SPECIAL DETAILS:

  • Music will be led by Rev. Marty Spena. 
  • This is the first (1st) Sunday of the Advent season - HOPE.
  • The Advent reading for the week will be presented by Dave & Ann Hess.
  • There is a special Advent Devotional available at the entries to the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to pick them up and enhance their 4 week journey through this season.
  • For those entering the building, there will be offering plates where you may deposit your tithes upon entering or exiting the worship service. For those in the parking lot, there will be a drop off clearly marked with a usher or deacon where you can deposit your tithe when exiting the service.
  • Worship service will be posted to the church website and social media on Monday/Tuesday depending on processing time.
  • If you are visiting with us, we ask that you take a moment to fill out our digital visitor's card located here.

DISCLAIMER: As we transition back into the sanctuary, we ask that you keep in mind everything is not 100% complete. We already know there is the possibilty we may experience some technical difficulties and some features are not operational. We ask that you take this under consideration and be patient. We are grateful to be this far along and have the opportunity to move back into our beautiful sanctuary. We will be working as quickly and safely as possible to correct, install and continue to move forward. We just ask for your understanding, grace and willingness to "go with the flow."

ANY AND ALL UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS THEY ARE NEEDED.

We hope to see you this Sunday!