Faith CRC In-Person Worship Procedures
Approved by Council January 19, 2021
At its January meeting Council approved a return to indoor fellowship (but still no coffee time) following our worship services. Below is a summary of our current procedures as originally adopted October 20 but slightly revised. Please take a moment to review them. We ask for your cooperation for the health and safety of all of us.
Coats & Jackets: Take your coat/jacket into the sanctuary with you rather than hang it on the rack. There is room with our distancing and this helps avoid people congregating by the coat racks.
Fellowship: We are returning to indoor fellowship after our worship services. This should take place in the sanctuary, overflow areas, and the fellowship hall, but not in the narthex or around the video and audio equipment in the rear of the sanctuary. Please enter the fellowship hall through the east overflow area proceeding through the open double doors. All indoor fellowship will be done wearing masks and groups should maintain proper distancing. Outdoor fellowship will occur as the weather allows.
Library: The library will be open after our worship services, but not before. One person or one family unit are allowed in each visit.
Entering & Exiting: The main entrance under the canopy is our entrance door. When you enter please go directly into the sanctuary and do not visit in the narthex. Following our service those leaving as well as those who remain in the sanctuary & overflow areas will exit using the main entrance doors. Those in the fellowship hall and in the library will exit using the door by the office. Please understand that signage may not necessarily reflect all these guidelines.
Safe Door Exit: We have received a request from those not wishing to fellowship to be able to exit the sanctuary without having to walk around or through groups of people. Those people can exit from the sanctuary through the door by the piano, proceed down the hall to the left and exit the building through the door by the west bathrooms.
Mask Wearing: We continue to require that masks be worn the entire time you are in the building. We want to do all that we can to keep people safe.
Bulletins: Please continue to print your own bulletin & take it with you if you would like one at church. We will have a few available for visitors but not for general distribution.
Mailboxes: Mailboxes will not be used other than for the church secretary to distribute things to council members and ministry team leaders and to get invoices properly approved. This remains a part of our effort to avoid areas where people might congregate.
Self-Screening: We ask you to continue to screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and general
health and to remain home if you do not feel well or have been in contact with someone who has
tested positive. We depend on you do this for the health and benefit of all.