November 15, 2020
Dear Family of Faith Member:
We will be continuing to practice social distancing, masks and good hygiene to slow the spread of Covid-19. But we are opening our Bible study after worship, in the fellowship hall. All phase 1 guidelines are still in place and are not intended to change anytime soon. We do appreciate your participation in keeping our community safe from this virus. Sanctuary and fellowship hall will be sanitized after each service/study.
Masks: We are asking each person to B.Y.O.M. (bring your own mask), and wear it for the duration of the time you are in the building. If you don’t have a mask, we will have a few available for your use. We know it’s hard to sing in a mask, but I don’t believe God cares much about how good it sounds, it’s what’s at the heart of it that counts. And the only alternative would be for us not to sing at all.
Seating: We are asking you to keep a minimum of 6 ft. from anyone who is not a member of your household. This may mean that you will need to find a new location in our Sanctuary. We will have someone on hand to assist you if you are having trouble finding a suitable seat.
At the Door: We will be using the main Sanctuary door at the front of the building only, all other entrances will remain locked. Once inside, you will be greeted by someone who will assist you with whatever you may need, and take your temperature. Note that there will be no bulletins, no hymnals, no pew Bibles, or offering envelopes, as we are trying to limit surfaces that might be touched by multiple people to limit chances of becoming infected.
The Building: The Sanctuary, Fellowship hall and restrooms will be open. Coffee will be available in the morning before worship time, to self serve. All other areas of the building will be closed.
Communion: Communion will be brought to your pew seat. While wearing a mask and gloves for your protection
Offering Time: We will pass the offering plate around during this time, you can also give safetly anytime through our website. Use our online giving tool for your convenience.
Social Interactions: We ask that you maintain distance between yourself and other church attendees. Do not shake hands or hug at this time.
We understand that these guidelines might seem to infringe somewhat on our freedoms, but we also understand that a BIG part of loving one another the way Jesus commanded us to do is caring for one another enough to want to provide for the safety of others.
We also understand that there may be those of us who are in the high-risk category, who might not feel ready just yet to gather with us for fear of becoming infected – we get that. If that describes you, know that you can still be with us in spirit by staying at home and watching us on Facebook Live or on our website, as we will still be broadcasting our live services.
We pray that you all are well, and we all are excited at the possibility of our sharing our worship experience in-person and “all together in one place”. Please consider coming to worship with us.
If you have questions or comments you can call or text Pastor Rich at 918-759-7859. Thank you.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Rich & Your Re-Launch Team