Update for 8/16/20 In-Person Worship Gathering
Church family, we resumed in-person worship gatherings on June 14, 2020. These first few weeks will be a learning experience for us and each week will come with a few adjustments. As we move forward we ask that you would remain flexible and gracious as we explore how it is that we can best serve the entirety of our church body. With that said we would ask you to consider the following:
We are offering two service times, 9 AM and 10:30 AM. If you and your family are typically in the habit of attending our first service we ask that you would attend at 9 AM. If you are typically in the rhythm of attending the second service, we ask that you and your family would attend at 10:30 AM.
Seating has been adjusted in the Worship Center to allow for more spacing in-between rows. This will allow for a better practice of social distancing.
Masks are strongly recommended but not required in the Worship Center.
We are designating The District as a "mask required video venue," where you will be hosted by staff in that location and participate in worship via a live stream of the Worship Center. This venue will be available for both 9 AM and 10:30 AM services.
Both the Worship Center and The District will be cleaned between services.
The conference room next to the Thrive cafe will be open for families of young children who are restless in the worship center. We will have a live feed in this room and some toys for younger children.
Nursing mothers will have access to the quiet room at the rear of the worship center.
- If you are feeling unwell, are experiencing a cough or a fever, or have other reason to suspect you may be sick, we ask you to please stay home.
What happens if someone in our church tests positive for COVID-19?
We have church members who have already tested positive for COVID-19 dating back to early April. Also, some members currently have COVID-19, and we will have members test positive in the future. Unfortunately, there is no way around this issue until there is a vaccine.
When your staff learns that a church member has tested positive for COVID-19 and attended an in-person worship gathering, our response is as follows:
- Contact the Tennessee Health Department.
- Help the individual identify those they came in contact with at an in-person worship gathering.
- Assist in contacting people who were in "close proximity" to the individual who tested positive.
- Provide additional deep cleaning in worship venues, common areas, and restrooms.
We are doing everything we can to provide a safe and sanctifying environment on campus.