August 2020 Update

Getting Back into the Building

When we set out for the new year in 2020, none of us could have imagined we would be where we are today. That being said, we continue to do our best to move forward as a church family! Below you’ll find a phased approach to stepping fully back into the building for services and other programs & activities. Please keep in mind that – as with this entire process – things may change slightly and we’ll all need to be flexible as our health officials and government agencies respond to this ongoing issue.

We are currently operating in Phase Orange through September 6.

This phase includes the greatest precautionary measures.

In this phase, the following measures will take place:

  • We will move to online Sunday Services only.
  • There will be no in-building activities.
  • Our staff will have limited in-building office hours.

This phase includes in-building services with strong precautionary measures.

In this phase, measures such as the following will take place:

  • We will meet for In-building Sunday services with social distancing measures in place.
  • Capacity will be based on county guidelines and our available space. Live online services will also be available.
  • This phase could include a seat reservation process for Sunday services as county ordinances evolve.
  • Faith Kids classrooms will be dispersed through the building to provide more space for kids in classrooms. We may also consider making major adjustments to Faith Kids depending on volunteer availability and other factors.
  • There will be no in-building activities outside of Sunday mornings.
  • Mission Coffee may reconfigure the complimentary coffee offerings as well as their operating time-frames depending on volunteer availability and safety guidelines.
  • Faith Student Ministries will host online services and alternate events to continue community among students in 6th-12th grade.

This phase includes moderate precautionary measures.

In this phase, measures such as the following will take place:

  • There will be in-building services with social distancing measures in place. Online services will be available.
  • Faith Kids classrooms will be dispersed through the building to provide more space for kids in classrooms.
  • There are no in-building activities outside of Sunday mornings with the exception of select Groups/programs like Celebrate Recovery, GreifShare, and DivorceCare. Faith Student Ministries will begin meeting in-person with a rotation of in-building activities as well as offsite activities.

This phase includes the mildest precautionary measures.

In this phase, measures such as the following will take place:

  • There will be in-building Sunday services as well as online services.
  • Activities and programs may resume outside of Sunday mornings.
  • The social distancing signs may be removed, but we ask that people respect each other and do their best to keep one another healthy.
  • Mission Coffee may open normally depending on volunteer availability.
  • Faith Kids classrooms will return to their original spaces pending volunteer availability.