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In Person Building Use Policy for Worship

Adopted by the Session on Tuesday October 27th

Only the doors leading into the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center will be unlocked for worship.

The temperature of everyone entering the church will be taken by a volunteer, using a no-contact thermometer, and the maximum temperature for those4 attending is 100.4 degrees.  Attendance will be noted using list by ushers with list that also has blanks for guests.

Masks will be required for everyone entering the church’s buildings and when entering the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center and must be worn during any service in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center and upon exiting the Family Life Center. The church will have a limited number of masks for those who do not have one when they arrive.

Hand sanitizer will be available for all to use as they come into the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center. Please use this sanitizer on your hands as you enter and leave.

As you enter the seating area, please fill in the seating from the back on the room to the front. At the end of the service, please exit the room from the front row to the back row, waiting until the row in front of you has exited the seating area.

Bulletins will be placed on the individual chairs in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center. Please take your bulletin when you leave after the service is over.

When we celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper a sealed cup containing the bread and the juice will be found on the chairs in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center. Please take your communion cup with you when you leave.

Those sitting in the seats must keep at least 6 feet distance to the next person, unless from the same household.

The pastor, the choir director, any soloists, and the liturgists will maintain social distancing.

Pastor Ed will not greet members as they leave following worship. Those wishing to speak with Pastor Ed should email asking to speak with him via phone, zoom or text.

During times of greetings, please remain in your seat and wave to others. While in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center please refrain from hugging each other.

No shaking hands, physical contact or hugging will be allowed in the buildings. To limit the possible spread of Covid-19.

There should be no more than 1 person in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center restrooms at a time.  Please spray bathroom with provided Lysol Spray/Disinfectant Spray as you leave.

Initially there will be no community singing or liturgical responses . . . there will be no hymnals and Bibles available and the lyrics to the hymns will be printed in the worship bulletin.  We encourage you to hum or sing very softly to yourself while the virtual choir is singing hymns, This part of worship will resume when deemed appropriate by CDC guidelines and approved by the Session.

Sadly, there will not be an in-person choir until this practice can be safely resumed based on CDC guidelines.

There will be no nursery available until approved by Session.

The rest of the church’s facilities will be closed off on Sunday’s until approved by Session.

In-person Sunday School will not resume until classes can be resumed safely.

There will be no coffee or food served before or after the service until approved by Session.

There will be no collection of tithes and offerings during the service by ushers. Please deposit offering in plate or basket as you enter the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center or at the end of the service on your way out.