Safety Measures for Entering Congregation Worship


Returning to Indoor Worship on Sunday, November 15th
We are excited to return to worship on the 15th.  We have planned an inspiring worship service for this long-awaited return to the church sanctuary.  We will celebrate baptism at the 11:00 a.m. worship service as Jack Roscoe comes to enter the waters of Baptism.  Of course, we will continue to Livestream our services for those who cannot be present.   

We will have two worship services on that Sunday, 8:30 and 11:00.  We will be following the best medical practices for protecting one another, especially the 3 Ws—Wash hands, Wait six feet apart, and Wear a mask.  The church is following other protocols to help protect our members and guests.  I am sure that all of us will want to cooperate with the precautions because, to quote the Apostle Paul, we are people who “put the interests of others ahead of our own interests” (Philippians 2:4).  Remember that it will be imperative to make reservations for these services so that our ushers can arrange seating with appropriate physical distancing.  You may make your reservation here.

We are asking everyone to follow the safety precautions below as an act of protecting others before arriving at church each Sunday.   

Safety Measures for Entering Congregational Worship

  • To assure we are each “looking out for the needs of others” in our congregation, please self-screen prior to entering any congregational gathering.
  • Please remain at home and join the service via Livestream if currently or in the past SEVEN days you have had:
    • a temperature equal to or greater than 100*F
    • tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine
    • a fever, chills, headache, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste
    • difficulty breathing, a cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, or sore throat
  • If you are in an identified high-risk group.

We appreciate your Christian cooperation as we seek to work together to provide excellent worship that brings glory to God and keeps people as safe as humanly possible.  Of course, no measures can ensure that one will be free of any risk of a virus; thus, if one feels unsure about returning, please exercise your freedom to remain at home and worship through Livestream.  Many people are doing so until a vaccine is available.

In Christ,

David Helms
Senior Minister