We’ve made it through another week of quarantine and another live-stream service at Grace!

If you missed yesterday’s message, you can watch it on YouTube or on the church’s Facebook page. Here’s the YouTube version: Ramping Up to the New Normal – Love It or Leave It. Please leave a comment about the service on the YouTube page!

We are getting closer to a possible date for re-opening for services at the building. June 7 is our target. At this point, here are the plans for keeping us safe:

  • We will maintain a distance of six feet apart.

  • We will have all doors open so touch will not be necessary (except bathrooms and depending on the weather – if it snows, all bets are off!)

  • We will not shake hands, hug, etc.

  • When seated, we will only sit in a row with family members with whom we share a home.

  • Seats will be staggered so that we sit no closer than 10 feet from the person in front of us. 

  • We will encourage wearing masks.

  • We will have hand sanitizer available at several locations in the building.

  • We will have a team of people assigned to clean the restrooms and door hardware several times before, during, and after the service. (Looking for someone to head up this team!)

  • We will discontinue our “meet and greet” time.

  • We will not serve food or drink.

  • We will not distribute bulletins.

  • There will be no Nursery or Kids Church, and children will need to be with their parents at all times.

  • We will ask those who are most vulnerable to stay home.

  • We will provide some form of online alternative to the service for those who cannot be there in person.

  • We will exit the building row by row with appropriate distancing.

  • We are still considering what we will do with singing. Some of this decision will involve the Grace Band.

I know we are all chomping at the bit to get back together! But we want to do so in a way that will provide safety and confidence for everyone. Please be praying as we make these decisions, and feel free to give your input.