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What You Need to Know About Our Covid-19 Response and Current Activities

Updated November 27, 2020

With respect to the governors Executive Order 180, effective on November 25, it is expected that all persons 5 years old and up wear face coverings while inside the building for all gatherings (worship, Sunday School, small groups, committees, etc.)

Updated November 11, 2020

NEW WINTER SCHEDULE

In an effort to be proactive, as the winter months approach, we have decided to reduce our meeting times to help keep everyone as safe as possible.  We sincerely appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate these unprecedented times!  As always, please remember to wear your mask as you enter and exit the church facilities.

Effective November 22, 2020, our Winter Schedule will be as follows:

Early Worship:  9:00 – 9:45 AM

Sunday School: 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Late Worship:  11:00 – 11:45 PM

Updated November 11, 2020

Updated October 26, 2020

We are having in person worship services at 8:30 am & 11:00 am   

Coming and going to worship 

  • Greeters, who will be masked, will hold doors open for you as you enter and leave the building.
  • It is expected that attendees wear a face mask while entering, exiting and moving about the building.  Once seated in the sanctuary or a classroom with the proper physical distancing, people are welcome to remove masks.
  • As you come into the sanctuary, you will see sections marked off with blue tape to aid with physical distancing. 
  • Bulletins or any other materials will be set out for you to pick up.
  • Offering plates will not be passed. You will be able to place your offering into a plate on your way in or out of the sanctuary.
  • We are singing in our worship services.
  • We ask that you do not linger and socialize in the sanctuary after the worship service concludes.
  • Our Welcome Center is available for any who may need to step out with a baby or young child during a service.  The livestream will be playing on the monitor.   

Nursery & Children’s Ministry 

We will have a nursery for birth through 3 years.  

  • Each child’s temperature will be checked with a forehead thermometer upon entry.
  • The nursery area will have been thoroughly sanitized.
  • Toys available to toddlers will be limited. 

We have Children’s Church at the 11:00 am service, kids ages 4-7 

  • Bring your kids to the ground level to the preschool lobby for check in before the start of Sunday School or the 11:00 am service.
  • Each child’s temperature will be checked with a forehead thermometer upon entry.

Sunday School: 9:45 am

  • Sunday school is under an interim plan that limits the number of attendees.
  • Children and youth meet each week.
  • Rooms are set up with physically distanced seating.
  • Some adult classes rotate every other week and share larger classrooms.
  • Classes are encouraged to meet in other locations or Zoom on off Sundays.
  • If you come as our guest, we will help you find the classes appropriate for you and your family.

Wednesdays

  • Our Mid-Week Bible Study meets in the sanctuary on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
  • Our children and youth meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   
  • We are having choir rehearsal at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. The choir rehearsal room is set up for physical distancing and the practices have been shortened.

Our policy regarding a positive test of an attendee

  • If an attendee of a worship service learns later that week that he or she has contracted the coronavirus, then we cancel all in-person gatherings for 12 days from the date the positive-testing person was in attendance.
  • Only with permission will we release the name of the person who tested positive so that others can determine if it is wise for them to self-isolate or get tested, if they had prolonged, close contact.

Christmas

  • Currently our children are rehearsing for their Christmas program on Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.
  • Currently we are planning the following activities during December:
    • A Christmas Celebration Service on Dec. 6 at two separate times – 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm.
    • Children’s Christmas Program on Dec 13 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a dinner. This event is RSVP and limited to 125.
    • Children & Youth Christmas caroling on Dec 20 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 5:00 p.m.

Our Sunday worship services and the Mid-Week Bible study are streamed live on our website and our Facebook page.  You can view recordings of worship services and the Mid-Week Bible Study on our website, YouTube channel and in our APP.  

If you need any assistance at all, please do not hesitate to contact us: (910) 944-1421 or [email protected] Thanks! 

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700 N. Sandhills Blvd.
Aberdeen, NC 28315
910-944-1421

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