August 7, 2020 Update
Dear Church Family
Because the COVID-19 situation continues to be problematic in North Carolina and Guilford county, we will continue worshipping “in-person” at the church under the following guidelines.
First of all, Zoom Sabbath School classes will continue, so we will only come to the church for Divine Worship – there will be no Sabbath School at the church. Please notice the pop-up window when you click the Sabbath School button on the main page of this website. There are two different Zoom Sabbath School classes, and whichever button you click on will take you to the corresponding class. In order to give members who participate in the Zoom Sabbath School classes time to travel to the church after their class, the Worship Service will be delayed until 11:15 am.
Upon entering the church building, you are asked to refrain from physical contact with anyone else. We are requesting that everyone wear a face covering, and if you don’t have one, we will give you a disposable one. You will also be requested to make use of the touch-free hand sanitizer dispenser and observe physical distancing. Then you are requested to proceed immediately to the sanctuary and be seated rather than stay in the foyer to visit. The doors of the sanctuary will remain open to prevent the need for continually sanitizing the door handles, so please be reverent and quiet!
Everyone is encouraged to use our online giving service. However, in the foyer there will be a mailbox to receive your tithe and offering if you choose to contribute in person. Whichever way you choose to make your contribution, I thank you for faithfully supporting the ministry of this church! For your convenience, a container beside the mailbox will hold tithe and offering envelopes.
For physical distancing purposes, every-other-pew has been roped off and tape has been placed on the pews available for seating to indicate appropriate spacing. Of course, immediate family members are permitted to sit close together.
At the conclusion of the service, the pastor will dismiss everyone pew by pew, allowing him to greet everyone personally. Upon leaving the sanctuary, please exit the building immediately and “catch up” with friends outside. There continues to be no Fellowship Lunch.
Because of the short amount of time occupying the building on Sabbath morning, it is hoped that the use of bathrooms will be very limited. Please do not use them as a place to visit! Sanitizing will take place as frequently as possible, but please take every precaution yourself.
Anyone with fever, body aches, chills, cough, or otherwise feeling ill needs to stay home and self-isolate from others. Immune-compromised people should also consider worshipping from home.
And one other very important thing. Parents or grandparents or guardians with children under the age of 14 are required to keep their children within arm’s length. Children must not be allowed to wander around on their own, and no one should drop off a child at the church door.
These guidelines are intended to provide a safe and healthy environment to the greatest extent possible under difficult circumstances, showing love and respect for our brothers and sisters. Thank you for graciously observing them as we meet to offer our united worship to our Creator and Redeemer in these unusual times.
May God bless you,
Pastor Glen Garver