Re-Opening Plan

COVID-19 Updates

COVID ADVISORY TEAM UPDATES - JAN 2021
In an effort to be proactive against the COVID Christmas surge, that is now a localized reality as confirmed by our church’s COVID advisory doctor, the COVID Advisory Team has decided to postpone all church events, activities, and programming (other than in-person worship gatherings, the weekly drive thru offering, and the bi-monthly food distribution) until February 2021*. This includes, but is not limited to: Sunday School, GROW, Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, etc. We still believe it is safe to continue in-person worship services due to our Covid protocols which: 1) require attendees to wear a mask and practice social distancing and 2) guarantee controlled spacing and fumigated cleaning. The food distribution and drive thru offering occur outdoors which brings mitigated risk.

In an effort to have a set policy in order to react effectively to future COVID surges, the COVID Advisory Team will suspend all church events, activities, and programming (other than in-person worship gatherings, the drive thru offering, and the food distribution) once we reach the threshold of 15 % positivity rate in Guilford County for 3 consecutive days. Events, activities, and programs would be suspended for the remainder of a given month. If the 15 %, 3 day threshold occurred during the last week of a month, we would suspend activities for the remainder of that particular month and the duration of the following month (~ 5 weeks).

*TENATIVE RESUME DATES - FEB 2021
  • Feb 7 - Sunday School returns
  • Feb 14 - Grow Groups return
  • Feb 17 - Mid-Week Ministries return
  • Week of Feb 8 - All other on-campus ministries (GriefShare, Citizen Class, etc.) returns

*NOTE: All dates are subject to change based on local Covid conditions as outlined by the policy above.
THREE INDOORS SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES
After much prayer and careful consideration from the COVID Advisory Team, as of Sunday, November 1st, we have entered into Phase 3, Part 2 of our re-opening plan. We now offer:

  1. 8:00 am - Indoor service in the Sanctuary by reservation
  2. 9:30 am - Indoor service in the Multi-Purpose Room by reservation
  3. 11:00 am - Indoor service in the Sanctuary by reservation
    • With pre-school Worship Care available

We will continue to offer online services via YouTube and Facebook at 11:00 am for cautious participants who may wish to remain at home during this season.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
In order to have indoor services safely, we are asking everyone who wishes to worship indoors to:

  1. Reserve your family's spot(s) by registering online each week
  2. Carefully read the 2-part Re-Entry Plan for details regarding the "why" and "how" of using the church facilities again
  3. Carefully read the Safety Protocol document that outlines the health and safety standards we desire everyone to adhere to in order to make our re-entry plan a complete success.

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS
Phase 3, Part 2 has brought back Sunday School classes on campus at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings and Grow Group meetings at 5:00 pm on Sunday evenings. Click here for room assignments. Groups still desiring to meet on campus at other times will need to register online. For Sunday School registration, click here. For Grow Group registration, click here. We continue to ask Sunday School classes and Grow Groups to follow our safety protocols to ensure the future success of ministries returning indoors.


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