WORSHIP SERVICES

July 5, 2020

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE  @11:00 AM

Re-Opening of Our Sanctuary

 

The Sanctuary will re-open for Worship Service on Sunday, June 14, 2020, @11:00 a.m.

CDC Guidelines issued for Communities of Faith will be followed.

For the safety of everyone, all staff, members, and guests are asked to abide by the appropriate social distancing guidelines throughout the building.

  • Masks and gloves are required.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available.
  • Ushers will be available to escort you to your seat, and we ask that everyone sit two seats apart, on every other row.
  • Of course, families will be allowed to sit together, with social distancing seating (two open seats) between each family or non-family member.
  • Water Fountains will be on, but please use with safety in mind.
  • A detailed and thorough cleaning plan was done throughout our facility this week (June 7-12, 2020).
  • Thank each and every one of you for being an invaluable member.  We deeply appreciate you for keeping up with your commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to your church during this unprecedented time.  Kudos for your dedication!
  • We give thanks to God always for all of you,

    constantly mentioning you in our prayers.

    (1 Thessalonians 1:2, ESV)

PRAYER, PRAISE AND BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Hunt invites the community and the entire congregation to engage in church wide prayer, praise & worship service, and bible study to spiritually strengthen the church.  Bible study is held every Wednesday, along with Prayer, Praise Worship.

Location:  A. L. McCargo Fellowship Hall

Schedule: 12:00 pm (NOON) – 1:00 PM

PRAYER, PRAISE AND BIBLE STUDY

Regular scheduled Prayer, Praise and Bible Study meetings are held on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon.

CDC INTERIM REOPENING GUIDELINES

 

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith

 

CDC offers the following recommendations to help communities of faith continue their mission while keeping their staff and congregations safe.   This guidance is not intended to infringe on First Amendment rights as provided in the US Constitution.  As all Americans are now aware, gatherings present a special risk for increasing spread of COVID-19 during this Public Health Emergency.  The federal government may not prescribe standards for interactions of faith communities in houses of worship and no faith community should be asked to adopt any mitigation strategies that are more stringent than the mitigation strategies asked of similarly situated entities or activities in accordance with the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act(RFRA).  CDC offers these suggestions that faith communities may consider and accept or reject, consistent with their own faith traditions, in the course of preparing their own plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In communities deemed by CDC’s guidance to be significant mitigation areas, the risk to the larger community of continuing or resuming in-person gatherings should be taken into account and virtual options strongly considered.  All decisions about following CDC’s recommendations should be made in collaboration with local health officials and other State and local authorities who can help assess the current level of mitigation needed based levels of COVID-19 community transmission and the capacities of the local public health and healthcare systems. CDC offers the following suggestions for consideration to the extent consistent with each community’s faith tradition:

(Re) Opening In all Phases:

Establish and continue communication with local and state authorities to determine current mitigation levels in your community.

Protect staff and congregants who are at higher risk for severe illness encouraging the use of options to participate virtually, if possible.

Continue to provide congregants with spiritual and emotional care and counseling on a flexible or virtual basis or refer them to other available resources.

Encourage other entities to use the facilities to also follow this guidance.

If the facility offers childcare or educational programming for children and youth, follow CDC guidance for such programs.

Phase 1

Limit gatherings to those that can be held virtually (by remote viewing) for vulnerable populations and consider video streaming or drive-in options for services. Limit the size of in-person gatherings in accordance with the guidance and directives of state and local authorities and maintain social distancing.

Phase 2

Consider continuing to hold gatherings virtually (by remote viewing) for vulnerable populations and video streaming or drive-in options for services. Limit the size of in-person gatherings in accordance with the guidance and directives of state and local authorities and maintain social distancing. (The CDC suggests limiting gatherings to no more than ten (10) people)

Phase 3:

Limit gatherings to those that can maintain social distancing and consider video streaming or drive-in options for vulnerable populations.

Safety Actions Promote healthy hygiene practices (Phases 1-3)

Encourage use of a cloth face covering at all gatherings and when in the building by everyone except children aged less than 2 years old. Not using a cloth face covering may also be appropriate at times for some individuals who have trouble breathing or need assistance to remove their mask.

Have adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percental cool (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer), tissues, and no-touch trash cans.

Consider posting signs on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 and promote everyday protective measures, such as washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes and properly wearing a face covering.

 Intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation (Phases 1-3)

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily and shared objects between use.

Avoid the use of items that are not easily cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected.

Ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants and keep them away from children.

Ensure that ventilation systems operate properly and increase the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors, using fans, etc. Do not open windows and doors if they pose a safety risk to children using the facility.

 

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