Reopening

{updated 7-20-20}

At Spring Road Church of Christ, we consider your health and safety one of our top priorities. For that reason, we have taken the appropriate measures in order to worship together safely.

First, we ask that our members and visitors assess their health before coming to the building. Upon entrance, masks, sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes are available. Additionally, touch-less thermometers are available if any attendee wishes to assess their health again before entering the sanctuary. A member of our hospitality team is gloved in order to pass pre-packaged communion to each person as they enter into worship service. Every other pew is open for seating, and each pew is marked at six feet of distance to establish proper spacing. Members, excluding those leading the service, wear masks for the duration of worship.

We have hired a cleaning crew to disinfect our building weekly with an electrostatic service to provide the cleanest environment possible.

Facebook Live service and Zoom classes remain available for anyone who feels at risk during in-person worship. We love you and care for you, Church!

{updated 6-1-20}

We are excited to announce that as of June 7th, we will be reopening our Church for worship. Below are our recomendations and guidelines that we’ll be practicing as we move forward.

Before You Arrive:

If you can, watch the video “What to Expect,” that will be included in Friday’s bulletin email to familiarize yourself with our temporary approach to on-site worship services. Assess your family’s health on Sunday before joining us.

If anyone feels sick or has a temperature, please worship online that day. Touchless thermometers are available at the church if you would like to reassess your health upon arrival. Although we are thrilled to have your kids in worship, Junior Worship will not be available on June 7th. We hope to have it up and running in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

For now, the coffee normally offered will not be provided.

The Health Department Recommends You Stay Home If:

You are over the age of 65 and have “at-risk” conditions, such as:

Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

Severe obesity with underlying medical conditions

Chronic kidney disease

undergoing dialysis

Serious heart conditions

Immune compromised

Liver disease

Diabetes

When You Arrive:

Wearing a mask is optional, but recommended according to the state order. It is your choice to wear or not wear a mask. Be reminded that studies have shown that masks reduce the “spray” when a person is singing or talking loudly.

Our doors will be opened for you to avoid that touchpoint.

Arriving a little earlier than usual will be a great help in controlling the flow of people in order to keep our safe social distance!

Once Inside:

We want to enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, but try to do so while minimizing physical contact. Remember that close groups can raise the risk of transmitting a virus.

Restrooms will be open. We ask that you try to minimize the number of people using them at the same time.

Tissues, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizers, gloves and masks will be available if needed.

A communion table will be in the lobby. Pick up your communion and take it with you to your seat.

A second table will have a basket for your offering and a place to fill out prayer requests, if so desired.

Please carry all personal items with you to your seat.

Appropriate spaced seating is available in the auditorium.

Once seated, take a moment to praise God for the gift of worshipping together once again!

As much as it is in power as a parent, please keep kids in your immediate presence.

The nursery will be open but not attended. Parents, plan on monitoring your child as needed. Toys have also been removed, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Once worship is over, please try to observe appropriate social spacing in your conversations after service concludes. If you need prayer or simply need time to talk, please stay where you are and let us know.

Note: our bible classes will continue to be held online. The Psalms study will be held at 9:15 AM on Zoom. Worship will start at 10:30 both in person as well as on Facebook Live.

We are very aware of how different from our usual Sunday experiences these practices may feel. During this temporary transition, please remember to extend grace and peace to everyone. Even if they do not share your convictions about current practices, they do share your convictions about God and the people He loves.

Note: our bible classes will continue to be held online. The Psalms study will be held at 9:15 AM on Zoom. Worship will start at 10:30 both in person as well as on Facebook Live.