WE RESUMED IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT FAITH on Sunday, July 12, at 10:30 AM.
We will continue to live-stream our Worship services for the benefit of those who are unable to come to Worship, or who are not ready yet to come back to the church building for Worship.
Who should not come?
If you are in a higher risk category age-wise (65 and up);
If you have an underlying medical condition that means you may be particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus;
If you or any members of your household are sick;
Please stay home and worship with us via the live-stream of the Worship service on YouTube. We do not want to put anyone at unreasonable or unnecessary risk of contracting the coronavirus, nor do we want you to put anyone at risk.
For those who choose to come in person on Sunday, it will not be the way it was before we went into lockdown mode. Here are some things you should know:
Masks will be required in the church building.
We will follow social distancing protocols, CDC guidelines, state regulations, and common-sense practices to safeguard the health of everyone who attends.
We will use only every other pew and have people seated at least 6 feet apart (except for family groups). Please understand that you may not be able to choose where you want to sit. An usher will guide you and/or your family to an available space.
We will be able to accommodate a total of about 70 persons in the Sanctuary.
There will be an online sign-up process for those who desire to attend each Sunday. Click this icon to sign-up:
We’ll do temperature checks of everyone entering the church building on Sunday. If you have a fever, we will ask you to go home.
The Men’s and Women’s restrooms will be available … for only one person at a time (or a parent and a child).
For the time being, there will be no Coffee Hour, no child care or Children’s Church, and no Sunday School classes in the church building.
Because the risk of COVID-19 transmission increases the longer you spend in indoor spaces, we will ask attenders not to socialize in the church building after Worship.You are welcome to visit with one another outside on the church lawn or the parking lot.
Out of an abundance of caution, there will be no congregational singing for the first few Sundays of our in-person Worship. This is due to great concern about the spread of the coronavirus through droplets expelled from the mouth during singing. We will have one or two vocalists up front, properly socially distanced from the congregation, to sing the hymns. We know this may be a disappointment to some of you for whom singing is an especially important part of worship. The Session explored and discussed this issue at considerable length before making this decision, which will be re-evaluated in early August.
We will not pass the offering plates, but an offering basket will be available to receive contributions. We encourage you to continue to give online or to mail checks to the Church Office.
It may be a long time before we are able to return to ‘normal’ Sunday mornings, but this is a small step in that direction.