Worship Returns to the Sanctuary!

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The Church Council and Worship and Music committees are excited to announce that preparations to return to worship in the Sanctuary have begun! 

We will return to modified indoor worship services beginning the weekend of October 17th & 18th.  Services will be on Saturdays at 5 pm and we will maintain our current 8 am and 10 am (parking lot) worship times on Sundays, but move them indoors into the Sanctuary. This allows us to gather about 75 people (25 at each service) in three worship services each week.  In addition, online/virtual services will continue as usual.
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so that we can keep records of who attends services – for the future possibility of contact tracing. We will be able to gather in the Sanctuary, maintain social distance between households, and worship in a modified style that does not require attendees to move around the Sanctuary during worship.
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As we move indoors, we will not be able to sing together safely, but we will still enjoy music at each service to facilitate meditation and reflection in worship.
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After each worship service, the sanctuary, narthex, bathrooms, and other common areas will be cleaned and sanitized. We have received generous donations of a commercial-grade fogging device and cleaning chemicals that will allow us to perform the same disinfecting process used by our local first responders to sanitize their ambulances.
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One challenge that results from this new sanitizing process is that we will not be able to linger in the church building to chat with one another after services – we must all clear out to allow our volunteers to begin the cleaning and preparation for the next service.  However, you are more than welcome to greet your friends and catch up outside the building.
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Additional information regarding our modified indoor services will be distributed in the next few weeks.  We look forward to seeing some of you back in the pews again soon!
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Please note that each indoor worship service is limited to 25 people in attendance. Between the three weekend worships times we will be able to gather 75 worshipers.

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We will provide a signup genius link (exactly like the one for the parking lot services) each Monday prior to that week’s services. You will only be able to sign up for one week at a time.

  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 25 people, allowing for 75 worshipers between 3 worship times
  • Beginning October 17 & 18
    • 5 pm Saturday
    • 8 am and 10 am Sunday
  • Pre-registration for worship is required
    • Sign up forms will be available weekly via regular email
  • Masks are required at all times
  • The Sanctuary and affected areas will be disinfected using a fogging device after each worship service
  • To facilitate the cleaning and preparation of the Sanctuary, we ask that worshipers exit the building following the service.
    • You are welcome to visit and talk outside after worship
    • Feel free to chat outside following the worship

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