Outdoor Meetings

We are meeting outside the church building* while continuing to provide an online experience via Zoom.

* In case of inclement weather, we will move inside. Additionally, climate controlled-seating is available in our fellowship hall where the service can be watched via Zoom.

Cheat sheet: what to bring

  • A mask, which should be worn when indoors and when not maintaining 6' distance from non-household members.

  • Chairs and/or blankets to sit on. You may also want to bring a plastic tarp if the grass will be wet.

  • Hats, umbrellas or other "shade solutions". There will be many large umbrellas in the lawn, but they may or may not be available for everyone in attendance.

  • A bible and pen for note-taking (printed outlines will be available)

  • Activities for kids, if applicable

  • Filled water bottle(s)

Note: Bibles, pens, masks, and kid activities will be available in limited supply.

Inclement weather plan

The "Gathering Pastor" will decide by 9am each Sunday if the weather would be prohibitive for meeting outdoors.

Should that be the case:

    • The service will take place inside our sanctuary instead.

    • An email will be sent to the church mailing list.

    • Zoom will still be available.

Sickness prevention

  • If anyone has COVID-like symptoms (or has been around someone who has), please join us over Zoom rather than in-person.

  • High-touch surfaces are sanitized before and after the service

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in various locations.

  • Social distancing should be maintained between households.

  • Masks must be worn when indoors and when not maintaining 6' distance from non-household members.

Child Care

  • Nursery service will be available for children ages 0-2 both during the worship service* and during Small Groups.

  • Families are encouraged to bring their own activities for children, but some individual packages of crayons and paper will be available.


* We are in the process of recruiting nursery workers to serve during the worship service, and so availability may vary. Please contact Tom Hallman for the latest status.

Bulletins & song lyrics

  • Printed bulletins / sermon outlines, which include song lyrics, will be available on site.

    • There will not be projection of song lyrics in person, but we will continuing displaying the lyrics for Zoom participants as usual.

  • Electronic versions will also be available on the public website.

Communion

  • We take communion together on the first week of every month.

  • Communion will be served as usual (bread and juice), and single-serving packages will also be available.

    • The Care Team will drop these single-serving packages off earlier in the week for those who do not plan to join us in person. Please contact Bonnie Dripps if you'd like to receive these.

    • Should this not be possible or preferred, we'll encourage congregants to provide their own bread/juice.

Small Groups & Sunday School

  • Small Groups will take place both in-person and via Zoom immediately following our worship service as usual.

Giving

  • Please continue to give via our usual means.

  • The on-site Giving Box will be placed outside during the service should you want to leave a gift in that way.

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