What to Expect at Church

Things look and feel different than before COVID-19. But that’s ok. We want you to be safe, and we are following the CDC, local recommendations, and the Bishop’s guidelines. But we also want you here if you feel up to it. Here are things you can expect:

  • Ushers with masks and gloves will seat people in every other row in the Sanctuary and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Masks are expected to be worn inside the building. If you don’t have one, we will provide one for you.
  • We will do our best to seat people 6 feet from each other. Families can sit together.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Due to the guidelines we are following, singing is not encouraged.
  • Drinks and food will not be offered in the building. If you want to bring a water bottle, feel free.
  • There will be no Sunday School classes, KidLife, or StudentLife classes on Sunday mornings at this time. Most rooms will be locked.
  • There will be no handouts, and people will be asked to fill out a Connection Card online.
  • Carpets have been cleaned, and all surfaces will be sanitized before and after each worship time.
  • At the end of service, people will be dismissed by row and will exit through doors as directed.
  • We ask that there is no loitering in hallways or common areas between services.
  • Water fountains will not be available.
  • Tables with baskets will be set up at the exits for your tithes and offerings.

Where Do I Go?

On Saturday Evenings:

  • Enter through the East or West main entrance doors. An usher with a mask will lead you to your seat in the Sanctuary. Ushers will seat people in every other row and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

On Sunday Mornings:

  • The Pavilion Service at 8:15am will offer preaching and prayer only. Masks should be worn if social distancing cannot be maintained. Bring a lawn chair and park on the North side.
  • For the Sanctuary live worship service, enter through the East and West main entrance doors. An usher will lead you to your seat in the Sanctuary or, if it is full, then to the Atrium where the service can be viewed on large screens.

And Lastly

Please know that we serve a God of grace. As such, we need to receive and extend grace to others in every possible way. We are doing our best, but we recognize that some will want to shake hands or hug people they haven’t seen in months. We ask you to use restraint in doing so, but, when we forget, we also ask you to extend grace to others.

We can't wait to worship safely with you in person!


A Message From Our Staff