Covid guidelines for worship

As we finish updating the Sanctuary and plans on returning to worship inside, we have reviewed our Covid guidelines for worship. With the current surge in cases and high transmission rates in our area, we have revised our Covid policy to the following practices.

  • Masks are still required indoors (except for taking Communion)
  • Social distancing will still be maintained
  • Singing will return with masks
  • Hymnals, Bibles, Stephen Ministry cards, Electronic giving cards and pencils will return to the pews. Communion cards and attendance books will not.
  • The Drinking fountain will remain off, water bottles will remain available
  •  Windows will be open, as able, and fans on to help with air flow through the building
  • Communion will continue every Sunday as follows:

Communion Best Practices for Health and Safety

  • All assistants wear masks and wash hands before communion
  • All are invited to altar rail to commune at the 4:30 and 8:00am services. 
  • Please be ready to assemble before the altar when it is your turn to avoid unnecessary lingering. We are aiming for six communicants on each side of the altar.
  • You are invited to either stand or kneel before the altar
  • Privately sealed communion of bread and wine is available in the narthex, and you are welcome to partake from your pew or bring to altar
  • Individual breads are offered at altar by elder/pastor with gloves
  • Individual wines are separated and offered in tray by elder
  • We will not be using the common cup at this time
  • Continuous communion will be offered at 10am service one side at a time.

As always if not you are not feeling well, please stay home. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate through these unusual times.