observed; if it isn’t, this will jeopardize the opportunity for future gatherings. The plan projects holding two shorter services at times still to be determined. One of these will be “broadcast” online via Facebook.
Those who attend may wear casual clothes, such as shorts and T-shirts. They must bring their own chairs and sit at least six feet apart in all directions from any other family unit.
Each family unit must bring its own bread and cup for communion; none will be provided by the church. One stationary offering box will be available since we will not pass plates. No singing will be allowed. Each person must wear a mask (which may be lowered when partaking of the bread and cup).
The two restrooms near the gathering area will be available, and any person using one of these will be asked to clean all contact surfaces before exiting.
A maximum of 25 persons may attend each service. No childcare will be offered, and children will be counted as individuals within the guideline of 25. Participants will be required to sign up in advance using an online method you’ll soon hear more about.
Whew—when I was speed-reading these guidelines, I thought they said, “No children will be offered.” I knew our liability policy wouldn’t allow that! Then I read more carefully, as I hope you will before you decide whether to sign up to outdoor worship in person.