Updates to our COVID-19 Plans
We have developed plans to offer in-person participation in worship on a weekly basis beginning Sunday, October 11. Included here is important information, guidelines for attending, and instructions for making reservations.
Our Church Re-Entry Team has met multiple times this summer. Using the information we learned from having a limited number of guests in worship for recent special services, recommendations from the CDC, and shared experiences from other congregations, we have developed plans to offer a return to in-person worship, even while we continue to offer a livestream broadcast of the service each week.
To provide for ample physical distancing in the sanctuary, the maximum number of worship attendees will be capped at 45 (not including staff or special volunteers). Since this number is limited to provide adequate spacing in the sanctuary, we will take reservations for in-person worship on a weekly basis. We have also developed guidelines for attendees which include directions for entrance, seating, and exiting the building at the conclusion of worship. You will find a list of these guidelines by clicking here.
We will manage reservations for worship through an online app, but will also take reservations in the church office by phone. Once the capacity has been met, a wait list will be created. Anyone on the wait list not able to attend will be given a priority reservation for the following week. Reservations can be made via the link sent by email each week or by calling the church office (706.548.1359).
Reservations will open Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and will remain open until Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. When calling for a reservation, you will be asked how many will attend and sit with you. If you are on the waitlist, you will be notified if there is a cancellation allowing you to attend.
Please be sure to read the attached information regarding requirements for attending worship in person. Our livestream broadcast will continue each week so that everyone will have the opportunity to worship together.