Out of love and concern for others, and in order to keep everyone as healthy as possible, we follow the guidelines of the Illinois state government pertaining to our worship services. We currently provide worship services at 8:00 am and 11:00 am each Sunday, with an adult class meeting from 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Again, out of love and concern for others, please stay home if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptom. If you or any member of your family can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please join us online for worship from the comfort of your own home.
1. Do you have, or do you suspect you have, COVID-19?
2. Do you have a fever? Take your temperature if you are unsure.
3. Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past three days?
4. Do you have any of the following NEW symptoms?
a. cough b. chills c. sore throat
d. muscle pain/body aches e. extreme fatigue
f. vomiting/diarrhea g. loss of sense of taste
5. Have you been within six feet of someone with known or suspected COVID-19 for at least ten minutes when you were not wearing a mask?
We strive to provide a safe environment by following the following guidelines.
In order to stay at a limit of 40 or fewer participants per worship service, we request pre-registration for each service. See the link on the church home page for registration information.
ARRIVING AT CHURCH
Please maintain social distancing as much as possible as you arrive at church.
We require the wearing of masks while you are at church, including the wearing of masks as much as possible during worship services. If you forgot your mask and need one, a limited supply of masks is available for the asking.
Physical greetings and handshakes before and after worship are discouraged. We know that’s a tough one, but it’s something we need to be doing!
We know that you want to see and talk with friends, but please do not gather in small groups in the building. Conversations should be guided by social distancing.
Hand sanitizer is available in several places as you enter the church.
Bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected weekly.
Space between rows of chairs has been increased so that family units can be socially distanced. Please follow the directions of the ushers.
Again, masks are required during the worship services.
The worship services are projected on a screen so that worshipers may easily and safely participate in worship. A limited number of hard-copy services for the 8:00 am services is available.
Offerings may be given electronically or placed in an offering plate as you enter the church. See the tab on the church’s home page for offering options.
Holy Communion is distributed as those communing remain seated while the elder and pastor move through the pews with the communion elements.
We won’t be providing refreshments (coffee, cookies, etc.) until further notice.
Just like when you arrive, you’ll want to hold off long conversations with others, hand-shakes, and hugs. That’s another tough one, but let’s try our best!
News and updates will continue to be communicated via our ebulletin and at the beginning of worship services.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EACH OTHER
We have a responsibility to each other, and we are taking it seriously. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending a worship services, please notify the church office and the church leadership then will take the appropriate actions.