Are you considering joining us for on-site worship during phase 4 of Illinois re-opening plan? This post is designed to give you a clear picture of what worship at the church on Sunday morning will look like, so that you can make your own best decision about whether to join us or to wait. Whichever you choose, we have a worship service for you! The online service will continue, as normal, all throughout phase four. God is with you, and you’re important part of our church. Please make safe and responsible decisions about when to join us in person. Below is a video explaining worship during phase four, or if you would like to read the main-points just scroll past the video.
During Illinois Phase 4
- If you are sick, showing symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who is ill, it is your Christian duty to stay at home and join us online instead of in person. Our church is here to help support you though, please call the office if you have needs we can assist with, have prayer requests, or are low on supplies.
- We are strongly encouraging any and all who are in the high-risk categories for Covid-19 to stay home during Phase 4. We’re working hard to provide you with high quality online worship and alternative ways to connect with the church.
- Worship attendance will be capped at 50 people in the sanctuary
- Worship attendance will be capped at 25 people in the fellowship hall
- Masks will be expected no exceptions made. This one of is the best ways we can care for one another at this time.
- Seating will be every-other pew, those who live in the same house can sit together as a group, all individuals or family-units are asked to keep the 6 feet social distance guidelines.
- We will dismiss by rows after the service to avoid dense crowds in the entry/exit area.
- There will be no fellowship meal, no Sunday school on-site, just the one worship event.
- The doors will open at 9 AM and the service will start at 9:30.
- There will be music, but there won’t be singing, we have been asked to discourage singing.
- No attendance pads or offering plates will be passed, and the bibles are temporarily out of the pews (but you are welcome to bring your own Bible) – this is just to try and reduce common contact surfaces.
- Hand sanitizer will be abundant and available.