INSTRUCTIONS ON RETURNING TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP

  • Governor Kemp has given churches the option of meeting in person with caution.  (April 20 Press Release)
  • Stay at Home order has been lifted for anyone under the age of 65 and who do not have existing health concerns. (April 30 Governor Kemp Executive Order)
  • Chatham County is 0.9% of the existing cases in GA, Effingham County is 0.1%.  (CDC - May 5)
  • NEW confirmed cases appear to be decreasing. (GA Dept. of Public Health)
  • THEREFORE - We will begin offering limited seating In-Person Worship (50 people) on Sunday, May 24th.
  • We will offer 3 service times each Sunday: 9am, 10am, and 11am. 
  • There will be no Children nor Student programming at this time.  Families will be required to sit together in worship.
  • Please refrain from attending if you or your child, or anyone within your household, presently or recently have had a fever or have shown signs of being sick.
  • Services will be shorter in nature (45 min.) and will be fashioned in a way that are relevant to children as well as adults. Pastor Stephen will have a 10 minute teaching time with the children, Pastor Darren will have a 20 minute message for everyone and the Praise Team will lead us in 15 minutes of worship. 
  • TO ATTEND IN-PERSON WORSHIP YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY TEXT.
  • REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EVERY MONDAY AT NOON FOR THE COMING SUNDAY.
  • To register for worship, text to this number (912) 330-8461.
  • To attend Sunday at 9am—text "worshipS9".
  • To attend Sunday at 10am—text "worshipS10"
  • To attend Sunday at 11am—text "worshipS11"
  • When you register, you will receive a reply asking you to register your name as well as any additional members of your party. You will also receive a confirmation of your registration.
  • If the service time you are requesting for the day is full, the system will recommend you try another service time.
  • If all services are full for the day you register, online Virtual Worship will still be available each week.
  • Seating in the Worship Center will be set in rows that will be 6ft. apart to accommodate social distancing. 
  • If you are not from the same household or arrived in the same car, we require you to leave 3 empty chairs on either side of you, to provide distance between you and another person or group.  
  • Families must sit together. (Children and students must sit with their family.  Please be mindful of keeping your children close to you at all times.)
  • You will be allowed to sit together if you came from the same household or arrived to worship in the same car.
  • Dismissal will be done in an orderly fashion as to promote social distancing.
  • Greeters will be present at the doors to greet you with a smile (but not a handshake).
  • Please respect distance and refrain from shaking hands or hugging.
  • There will be no bulletins or other materials handed out nor will there be any coffee available at this time.
  • Restrooms will be open.
  • A team of volunteers will be present to sanitize facilities before and between services.
  • Attendees are encouraged but not required to wear a mask. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be made readily available.
  • Children and Student programming will resume in the future.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the church office (912) 330-8461.