We are excited to finally be returning to campus to resume in-person services! And we know that there is still considerable concern about how we can do so safely. The COVID Task Force and the staff have been working hard to make our services as safe and accessible as possible, both in-person and online. We know that you are eager to come back, and that the Delta variant presents new challenges. We are glad to see that transmission rates have been progressively going down, and believe that trend will continue. Please see below for our COVID safety protocols.
- Masks are required on campus, both inside and out, until future notice. Extra masks will be available if needed.
- In person adult services are at 9am and 11:30am. In order to protect our unvaccinated children we will not be having a time for all ages during these services.
- A Family Service is held outside in the courtyard at 9am (this is in addition to the 9am adult service). This is an opportunity for family members of all ages to gather for fun and inspiring worship.
- The 11:30am adult service is live-streamed over YouTube.
- The 9:00am adult service is more contemplative with soloist music; the 11:30am service includes the choir 3 times a month. All members of the choir will be masked and are vaccinated.
- We expect that anyone entering the sanctuary will be vaccinated unless there is a medical reason not to be.
- Our order of service is shown on new monitors in the Sanctuary, rather than on paper, along with the week’s announcements.
- Hymn lyrics are shown on the screens, and hymnals will be available for those unfamiliar with the tunes of the hymns.
- The sanctuary is thoroughly disinfected before and between services.
- Instead of passing a collection plate, a QR code is posted to assist in making an electronic donation. We also have a box for cash and check donations in the back of the Sanctuary.
- The Sanctuary is divided into three sections allowing for more room in the aisles and less need to crawl over one another to be seated. We ask that everyone first populate the inside of the seats before sitting close to the aisle. There is seating in the back and in the Narthex that allows for greater social distancing if desired.
- The 11:30 Youth Religious Education (YRE) classes for children under age 12 are held outside. We expect that children ages 12 to 18 are already vaccinated. Masks will be required in all YRE classes
- At the moment, we are not having coffee served after the service, until we see that transmission rates have reduced.
Please click HERE to view a short video from our Membership and Communications Manager (Ginger Furey) showing our sanctuary, and what to expect when you arrive on campus.
For questions on COVID Safety Protocols please email firstname.lastname@example.org