IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERING
Church family, we resumed in-person worship gatherings on June 14, 2020. These first months 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. the 9 AM service will be a MASK-REQUIRED service, and the 10:30 AM service will be MASK-OPTIONAL.
Currently, we are not offering age-level programming. The only on-campus activities are the 9:00 and 10:30 worship services.
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.
The Worship Center 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.
As our nation and the world works to fight the spread of the coronavirus, The Glade Church is more committed than ever to our mission. We exist to make disciples who serve with compassion and offer real hope. We will continue to advance that mission, no matter what.
This page is designed to be a central location:
- Giving updates on our response to the virus
- Helping you receive support
- Finding ways to serve others at this time
Social distancing doesn't have to mean isolation. Most of our community groups will continue to meet regularly via videoconferencing software. The technology is free and easy to use on your phone, tablet, or computer. God has created us for community and we need each other now more than ever before. Don't give up on the community! You can also join a Community Group online! If you're interested in jumping into a group, contact Trevie Dean.
OTHER ONLINE MEETINGS
All other Bible studies and classes have been canceled for now. We would encourage you to stay tuned to our social media channels as we'll be periodically going live with times of prayer together and other content. Additionally, our college, student, and kids ministries will have content online to encourage all ages of our church family while we're apart.
I NEED HELP
Are you or your family experiencing hardship during this season? The Glade Church wants to help. Allow us the opportunity to connect with you and see what we can offer.
I CAN HELP
Would you like to get involved in helping our church respond to the coronavirus crisis? We need volunteers to serve those in need.