The leadership has prayerfully considered the best path for worship services and other activities to resume at the church building. That path is outlined below and in the attached chart.Our decisions have been driven by love of neighbor, concern for public health, and our witness to the community we serve. These considerations have led us to a plan that complies with the guidelines and requests made in Governor Holcomb’s May 1 announcement.
Please keep in mind that this plan is subject to change as circumstances unfold.
1. The church building will be closed until May 24th. Staff will continue to work from home until that time.
2. We will start meeting for worship on May 24th with the following arrangements:
a. Two services, by reservation, to ensure social distancing capacity is not exceeded. One service at 9:00 a.m., the other at 10:30 a.m.
b. To make a reservation for you and each family member attending, do one of the following:
i. (Preferred Method) Sign up at this website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-christian-church-tickets-104454590492
ii. Email your family's reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org
iii.Call in your reservation to the office.
c. There will be no Sunday School, nursery, or children's programs until further notice. Children are to sit with their parents in the service.
d. Everyone is to enter and exit through the canopy doors. Doors will open 10 minutes before service start time.
e. Please do not come if you are not feeling well or have symptoms of illness.
f. The Governor has asked those age 65+ and other high-risk individuals to use caution in deciding whether to venture out.
g. Mask are requested. Bring your own if possible, but we will have a supply to provide those who need one.
h. Sealed individual communion packs will be provided and sitting out on a table for you to pick up when you enter.
i. Other than the Foyer, restrooms, and Life Center, the rest of the church building will be closed.
j. Social distancing is to be practiced. Couples and families are asked to sit together, but other than that three empty chairs should separate you from the next person.
k. Offering boxes will be provided at the doors as you leave the life center for you to leave your offering. You may also give online through the Give Plus app
l. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the foyer.
m. Door handles, table surfaces, and restrooms will be sanitized before each service.
n. Everyone is asked to leave promptly after the service concludes.
o. If both services are reserved to capacity, the service will still be offered online for others. We will attempt to livestream, and if we can’t do that we will upload a recording of the service as quickly as possible following the service.3. Staff will be back in the office starting May 26th. Those visiting the office/church building are asked to follow the CDC social distancing guidelines.
4. Small groups may resume meeting in the building during the week beginning May 24th providing they follow CDC social distancing guidelines.
We love you all and are very eager to be with you again. We thank you for your prayers, your patience, and the way so many of you have stayed connected with us through our virtual services and Facebook posts. Please keep it up! We urge you to stay safe and let us know how we can serve you.