Grace Baptist COVID plans (Jan 2022)

We recognize that there are different views as to what is appropriate for gathering together in person during this season of COVID-19. As we gather together, we seek to do so in the spirit of Ephesians 4:1-3, which says:

Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Below you will learn more about what steps we are taking and what you can expect when joining us in person on a Sunday morning.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP (updated Jan 2022)

We have one service that begins at 9:30AM. In addition to our primary seating, we have an overflow room as well.

Family groups are encouraged to sit together while maintaining the appropriate distance between them and other households.

Enrichment Hour

After the service, we continue learning together in our Enrichment Hour classes for 6th Grade through adults and our Grace Kids classes.

Livestream Available

If you are not able to gather together with us in person, we provide a livestream of both our service and the adult Enrichment Hour class afterward. Subscribe to our newsletter for reminders and other info each Sunday, and you can view the livestream on our YouTube channel at 9:30.

Childcare & Children’s Classes

Childcare and children’s classes are available during the service for nursery and preschoolers. We welcome children from Kindergarten on up to join us during the service.

In the second hour, we have our Grace Kids classes for nursery through 5th Grade. Learn more about our children’s ministries.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The safety of our church family and our community is a top priority. While we can never completely eliminate the risk of the spread of COVID-19, we have taken appropriate measures to mitigate that risk as much as possible.

These measures include the following steps:

  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting the facility
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at several points throughout the building
  • We are currently forgoing our typical stand and greet time during the service.
  • If you or someone in your household has been sick, we ask that you would watch the service at home
  • We will use an offering box instead of passing the plates to limit passing things back and forth (you can also give online).
  • Class sizes for children’s ministries have been reduced to allow for better distancing
  • Once the service is over, everything will be cleaned and disinfected in preparation for next week

When you come into the church building you will note that there will be a number of areas and rooms that are unavailable. This is to reduce the amount of work needed to clean the facility after we gather. Please do not enter areas that are blocked off or utilize rooms that have been closed.

FAQ

Are masks required?

Masks are not required but we have masks on hand should you like one but not have one with you.

Is there singing?

Yes! We have congregational singing when we gather.

How long will these precautions and changes remain in effect?

We continue to evaluate the situation and will make adjustments to our guidelines as needed.

Questions? Feel free to reach out via our contact form