What Should I Expect?
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, our service looks a bit different right now. Staff, Elders, and Deacons have thought through the safety measures in consultation with state and federal guidelines.
Service Time: Our service is at 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings. Adult Sunday School classes are not meeting at this time. Please see below about our Children's Ministry.
Entering/Exiting: In order to keep the building usage limited (and thereby to be able to adequately clean/sanitize), we are asking that you use one of three doors to enter and exit: 1) the “main” door between the Fellowship Hall and the elevator, 2) the other nearby door in that same parking lot (by the handicap parking spaces) or 3) the double doors nearest the sanctuary on Albemarle Street.
Masks: We are requiring masks for everyone over the age of 2. We are happy to provide you a mask if you do not have one. The state and federal guidelines call for being masked in gatherings if there is a chance that people’s personal space could be breached. As we cannot guarantee perfect spacing at all times, we will follow that guideline to be masked.
Distancing: We are using styrofoam “pool noodles” in pews in order to facilitate proper spacing. Additionally, Deacons will be helping to accommodate the particular needs of larger families or any other unique situations. Please be flexible and look to the Deacons for direction.
Children: Currently, we are not offering our children's church or nursery ministry. However, children are welcome to attend the service and we seek to be gracious to these families. For information about our At Home Sunday School, click here: /ministries/children
Singing: We will not engage in official group singing during our service. There will be an optional time of singing with masks after the service has ended.
What should I wear?
Come as you are. Some people feel more comfortable dressing up on Sunday mornings and some are more comfortable in jeans. As noted above, we are requiring masks to be worn.