Solid Rock United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
... building lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ

In-person worship has resumed! 

For those who are not comfortable coming into the building at this time, we will offer an option to come into the parking lot and listen to the service via FM radio. The service will be broadcast on FM frequency 87.9 starting at 10:00 a.m. This will be the entire service including prayer joys and concerns. You will need to be in the parking lot to be able to hear the service.

We will also continue to offer a prerecorded online worship option into the future to reach more people outside our church, and for shut-ins and those not yet ready to return to worship in person. These will continue to be posted on Sunday mornings. This service will not include joys and prayer concerns.

These social distancing practices will be in place for health and safety:

1.     We will offer parking lot and online worship options and we ask the following persons to continue to worship through these options:

  • Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have direct contact with a person who is positive for the virus.
  • Persons who are displaying symptoms of illness.
  • Persons with underlying health issues making exposure to COVID-19 more dangerous.

 

2.     We will limit personal touch in the following ways.

  • Exterior doors will be opened by a masked/gloved greeter to minimize touching handles.
  • Interior doors will be propped open to the sanctuary and other areas to minimize touching handles.
  • Seating will be rearranged in a manner to provide for social distancing.
  • We ask that family units leave six feet of distance between themselves and the next family in the same row.
  • We will no longer pass offering plates down the rows. There will be plates to drop your offering into as you exit the sanctuary. Offering envelopes will be available in a basket beside the collection plates.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in the lobby.
  • We will be requesting that persons attending worship wear face masks. We will have some available for those who don’t have one.
  • High touch areas will be sanitized after services.
  • The greeting time after worship will be suspended until a time in the future.
  • We will suspend printing and handing out a worship bulletin or other materials.
  • Solid Rock UMC will be a “no-handshake” zone for the time being.
  • Instructions for safe dismissal will be given.

 

3.   At the moment, all Sunday School classes before worship as well as Sunday children’s ministry options will not be available, and all children will sit with their parents in the sanctuary for worship services until further notice.

 

4.   Holy Communion will be practiced differently until we agree it is safe to return to our past communion practices. Instructions will be given on days communion is offered.

 

 

5.   We will not reintroduce the Coffee Shop until we can assure relative safety in sharing food and drinks.