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Opening Up Church Again

Phase I: Return — Enjoy the Gospel


May 31

A. Individual Safety

Request Strict Safe Distancing
  • Masks (optional)
  • Sanitizer stations
  • No handshakes
  • No nursery & Children's Ministry
  • No coffee time
  • Online & offering Box only
  • No Lord's Supper
  • Spaced seating to CDC Guidelines
  • Sick must stay home
  • Intense clean of high touchpoint areas

B. Church Programming

  • One Service 10:30 & Facebook Live
  • Other church activities/events cancelled
  • Exchange Groups ONLINE


Phase II: Transition — Exchange the Gospel


Date: TBA

A. Individual Safety

Reduce to Moderate Safe Distancing
  • Masks (optional)
  • Sanitizer stations
  • Handshakes (optional)
  • Resume Children 5 yr up (No nursery)
  • Coffee time
  • Online & offering Box only
  • Pre-packaged Lord's Supper
  • Increase seating
  • Sick must stay home
  • Intense clean of high touchpoint areas

B. Church Programming

  • One Service 10:30 & Facebook Live
  • Small gatherings resume
  • Continue social media connections


Phase III: New Normal — Extend the Gospel


Date: TBA

A. Individual Safety

Remove Safe Distancing
  • No masks
  • Maintain sanitizer stations
  • Handshakes (optional)
  • Resume Nursery & Children's Ministry
  • Coffee time
  • Online & offering Box only
  • Regular Lord's Supper
  • Normal seating
  • Sick must stay home
  • Resume normal cleaning practices

B. Church Programming

  • One Service 10:30 & Facebook Live
  • Large gatherings resume
  • Encourage face to face connections