We are having in-person Worship Services Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. If you are not comfortable with attending an in-person service at this time, we understand. We will be uploading Pastor Dave's sermons to this website for you to view each Sunday morning. At the present time, we will not be offering Children's Church during our services.
Every Sunday from 9:30 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.
We recently had a couple of guests that refused to social distance and wear masks. They claimed the masks did not go over their beaks, but we could not make an exception. They still come to our church quite often and as long as they stay outside, we can accept that :).
First: We want to make it clear that this is a personal decision, only if YOU feel comfortable in returning. You will not be judged or made to feel bad if you decide this not the time for you to return. Your health and safety are our first concern.
Second: We have seating for about 40, so we need to know who is planning to come back, if we reach over what we can handle we will go to a second service. For now, we will continue to start at 9:30.
Third: Everyone MUST wear a mask, the chairs are set up in Fellowship Hall, and in sets of two for families, and are set 6 ft. apart, we have left room to add a chair or two on the wall side if you have more than 2 in your family. There will be Ushers to help you with seating.
Fourth: We will have one way entering and exiting, you will enter the side door by the rest rooms, and exit out the front door. The sidewalk will be measured off in 6ft spaces so we can enter safely and will exit with social distancing, please do not socialize in the parking lot. This very important because of the Conference.
Fifth: You will need to bring your own Bible, we can not use the church bibles or hymnals at this time.
The following are guidelines from the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
1 The guidelines could change. If the number of new cases or the infection rate begins to increase.
2 The decision will vary according to your church context. Churches should consider the state of preparedness of your church, the size, the number of vulnerable persons, the decision to resume in-person worship should be made by a team of leaders and the pastor.
3 Persons in vulnerable populations (in the state of Florida this has been defined as persons over the age of 65 or those with underlying medical conditions) are encouraged to stay home.
4 At all times people must maintain at least six feet between family groups. We believe in most indoor settings this could cap our capacity between 15% to 25% of what your space typically holds. In order to do this safely, you will need to have a registration system in place with spaces set aside for visitors.
5 Clearly communicate the guidelines, to every person who enters your space. ( we will send each person a list of guidelines when we finalize our list.)
6 Remember these simple reminders: Monitor your symptoms-Stay Home if you are sick, wash hands, maintain social distance- MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND WILL BE PROVIDED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE.
So please consider carefully if you feel this is the right time for you to return. If you do feel you want to return please call the office and let us know if you are planning to attend. This is very important.