Last Updated: Nov 19, 2020
HERE'S WHAT SERVICES WILL BE LIKE
Our services will include a welcoming community, worship, and a message. We have created space outside under the portico for fellowship before and after services. Make sure to bring your own coffee! Unfortunately, due to new guidelines, congregational singing is not allowed until after December 14, 2020. We will be worshipping together in other creative ways during this time.The Commons will not be open.
Services will be held in our Sanctuary. We will all be entering and exiting through the main entrance. We will be using every other pew to promote appropriate social distancing. Our greeters will assist you in finding the best place for the members of your household to sit together. We ask that in accordance with state and CDC recommendations, you wear a mask covering your nose and mouth for the entire time you are on campus. If you do not have a face covering, we will have one available for you. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the building.
We do ask that everyone monitor their health before coming to church. If you have a temperature of over 99, other COVID-19 symptoms, or have someone in your household with COVID-19 or symptoms, please worship from home with our online services until you have been well for two weeks.
TYPES OF SERVICES
There are some who are not ready to be back in public yet and we respect that. We will continue with our online services. You are still an important part of our church and we want you to feel welcome to service, even from home.
We have an online only service every Saturday at 6:00pm.
While the decision of whether to come to church is really your own, we are committed to making the services as safe as possible. We will be having two on-site services - Sunday, 9:00am and Sunday, 10:45am.
Our 9:00am service will have live in person worship and message from masked pastoral staff. This is a great opportunity for those who have been missing that aspect of services together.
Our 10:45am service is a watch party style service where we all worship together, along with our online community, to a replay of the Saturday night live-stream service.
REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES HERE
SAFETY PLAN & OTHER INFO
Our restrooms will be open before, during and after services. Per CDC guidelines, we are limiting each restroom to two people at a time. Ladies will enter their restroom at the door nearest The Commons and exit at the door nearest the back door and water fountain.
We are working to make the service as touch free as possible. Doors will be propped open, hand sanitizer stations will be positioned around the building, and tissues and trash cans will be readily available for your use. Staff and selected volunteers will be properly disinfecting all high touch surfaces after every service anti-viral sprays or wipes.
Our staff is creating a team specifically for cleaning before, during, and after services. Midweek, we will be continuing to practice deep cleaning, including all high touch surfaces such as work areas, seating, handrails, doorknobs and restrooms.
There will be specified entrances for each service, in-doors and out-doors for our entry, sanctuary and restrooms. Safety measures are posted throughout the building. Paying special attention to posted signs will make the process as smooth as possible! Our Guest Services will also be available for assistance.
All our measures are seeking to comply with the CDC guidelines, which change regularly. We will update our procedures as those guidelines change. Thank you for your patience as we work to remain in compliance while providing you with an excellent worship experience.
I have kids. What will church be like for them?
We’re so glad you’re bringing your kids! Though we cannot offer our traditional kids’ programs or the nursery at this time, we are excited to see them here. For now, we invite you to bring something to occupy children that are not accustomed to worship in the main sanctuary.
How will I know that there are only 125 people at each service?
For this season we are asking each family to reserve online for their preferred service time. This will allow each family the freedom to choose what works best for them, while also ensuring we are staying at our maximum allowable number of people.
If there are already 125 people in the service, will I be turned away at the door?
Short answer: we will do our best to not turn people away. We have added the third service to help make church more accessible to everyone. Having a limited number of people per service is brand new to us, so we are figuring some things out as we go. Please try to reserve your space in advance if you can.
What if you find out later that someone in service was directly exposed to COVID-19?
We are doing everything we can to avoid exposure to COVID-19, and hope that we do not have this happen. If we are made aware of a confirmed case, we will notify you using the same communication channels we use for other information and events.
I have questions that weren’t listed here. Where can I go for more information?
The following links provide further information for you:
- About Coronavirus and Transmission Prevention:
- Approved Disinfectants for Cleaning:
- More detailed version of PNC’s Procedures, Safety Plan, & Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan: Click Here