Register for our On-Site Service!
Please keep in mind the safety precautions that you need to take before attending, and then click the button to reserve your spot!
WHAT SAFETY AND HEALTH GUIDELINES DO I NEED TO FOLLOW?
- We are following State, county and CDC guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety, so please come ready to abide by these guidelines any time you are outside of your car.
- Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of two, unless you meet the exemptions. Even with open doors and fresh air, face coverings help keep everyone safe
- There will be hand sanitizing stations available, and temperature checks will be administered
- The rest of the Grace campus (including play equipment) will be closed. Children must stay with their parents the whole time they are on campus
- Bathrooms will be available once the service has started
- Physical distancing will be practiced the whole time you are on campus, and lingering and visiting with others before and after the service is not encouraged
BEFORE YOU ATTEND
- In order to attend worship at Grace, you will need to make an online reservation in advance. (REQUIRED to help us stay under the maximum number of participants)
- Even if we leave a “buffer” for guests and new people, there is still a possibility some people will be turned away from being able to join in the worship service in the sanctuary. We invite you to stay and listen in your car on 88.9 FM if we exceed capacity.
WHAT WILL THE SERVICE LOOK LIKE?
- First, you’ll register before you attend (click the button above).
- As you arrive at Grace, you will need to wear a surgical mask or face covering for the duration of your time on the campus.
- Once you let us know you’re coming, you’ll keep careful notice of your own health before coming. If you show symptoms of being sick, or have an elevated temperature, please stay home for everyone’s safety.
- When you arrive at church, volunteers will check you in to confirm your registration and to confirm your contact information in the event of needing to do any contact tracing for the county health board.
- After checking in, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and then you will be directed to your designated seat.
- During the check-in process, communion elements will be distributed and a locked offering box will be available.
- While families can sit together, everyone else will need to be seated six feet apart from others who are present.
- Children, including infants and toddlers, will need to sit with their parents through the entire service. No childcare or Sunday School will be provided due to even stricter safety Requirements and ratios that cannot currently be maintained.
THE WORSHIP SERVICE ITSELF
- All of the regular elements of worship will be present, however, no congregant singing, recitation of creeds, or corporate prayers will be possible.
- In lieu of singing, you will be asked to hum along. The same goes for reciting a creed or responding to a prayer.
- A fun but non-contact-oriented way of passing the peace will be implemented rather than the shaking of hands or giving of hugs.
- The offering will no longer be received through the passing of the plate. Online giving will be encouraged. Envelope offerings or cash offerings will be received via locked stations just before the entrance to the Narthex.
- You will be offered the elements by means of a pre-filled Communion cup that include a single portion serving of juice with a Communion wafer sealed in a separate compartment on top of the juice. Social distancing will be maintained as we receive the sacrament together. There will be a disposable bag for your used cup in the hymnal holder.
AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE
- When the service is over, you will be asked to leave promptly and return to your car while avoiding contact with other people.
- The side doors on the north side of the building will be open to avoid front lobby congestion. No coffee or donuts or time of fellowship will be possible.
- A detailed cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing will take place on all contact spaces in the Sanctuary (doors, pews, bathrooms, hand-sanitizing stations, etc.)
- A complete registry of all who attended the worship service that day will be filed in order to provide contact tracing to county health officials in the case that someone who attends contracts COVID-19.
WHAT IF I DON’T ATTEND THE IN-PERSON SERVICE? WILL THERE STILL BE A SERVICE AVAILABLE ONLINE?
- Yes! Our Church At Home online service will still be available that weekend, starting at 8:30am on Sunday, or available on-demand any time after that.
- You can participate on Facebook, or you can watch the service here on our website (gracehb.org/watch-online) or on Youtube.
- There will also still be our Coffee Hour at 9:30am available over Zoom (gracehb.org/coffeehour), led by Pastor Marv for those who choose to not attend our in-person service.