COVID GENERAL INFORMATION UPDATE

Due to the recent rise in COVID cases and positive test results in McDowell County, we have temporarily suspended in-person gatherings. We do not make this decision lightly, and are praying that we will be able to resume in-person services soon. Please pray for our community. Pray that we will see a sharp decline in positive cases that will allow for safe and healthy gatherings.


PRAYER GUIDE

ENTERING AND EXITING THE BUILDING

  • Park and Enter the building on the side that you would like to sit in the sanctuary. This will also be the side you exit the building.
  • Only the side entrances of the main building will be used for entry and exit. 
  • The rear handicap entrance with the ramp is for handicap access and Sr. Adults only.
  • Please leave parking spaces closest to the building for Sr. Adults and those with physical handicaps.
  • As you enter the building, please observe safe social distancing. Guides on the floor and doors will help with this.
  • Avoid congregating in the foyer or aisles to ensure the consistent flow of traffic for those entering the building and sanctuary. 
  • If  you wish to visit with others, please do so in the parking lot or off campus.
  • All doors used for entry and exit will be propped open to eliminate touching common surfaces.
  • Dismissal after the service will be staggered and instructions will be given. Thank you in advance for your patience.

seating

  • We will seat people on every other pew, leaving ample space for safe distancing.
  • Ushers will help you to the next available seat. We will fill the sanctuary from front to back.
  • Avoid physical contact with others.
  • Please be respectful of others and practice social distancing.
  • You may not end up sitting in your normal location. Please know we are making every attempt to provide a safe and enjoyable worship experience for everyone.
  • Please do not move to a new seat after you have been seated.

CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY

  • Please help us keep the restrooms clean by using a cleaning wipe on toilet seats and sink fixtures.
  • Avoid using the restrooms unless absolutely necessary.
  • Parents please accompany your children to the restroom.
  • The water fountains will be out of use. Please feel free to bring a water bottle if you think you will need it.
  • We will not provide a bulletin or other handouts.
  • The offering plate will not be passed. Offering boxes will be stationed at the entrance to the sanctuary for you to place your offering in when you enter or exit. 
  • Please consider using online giving if you are interested. It is quick, easy, and safe. Check it out here.
  • While masks are not required, please consider wearing one if you are more comfortable doing so.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available, but is in limited supply. Please bring your own if possible.
  • If you are sick or symptomatic of an illness, please enjoy our service on Facebook or YouTube until you are well enough to join us in person.

COVID-19 IN-PERSON GATHERING UPDATE

  • There will be no on-campus programming until our leadership deems it safe to regather.