==> NOTE: Each person attending should register separately to reserve their own unique spot. Do not combine multiple people on the same reservation.
(If you are not comfortable using the internet or you need help registering, please call Priscilla and she will be happy to help you.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will the service time be?
We will hold two indoor Sunday services, 9am and 10:30am. Cleaning: Our janitor, Zack Kadroli, will clean our sanctuary, foyer, and bathroom surfaces in between services and do a deep cleaning after everyone leaves at around noon.
Will our indoor services feel the same as pre-COVID-19?
The experience will be similar to what we have been doing during our outdoor service. Indoors we will be masked and socially distanced just like we were outdoors. Our services will continue to be designed with our church online views in mind as well.
Will we be singing?
Yes! We will be singing, with keeping our masks on and socially distanced.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes. We expect all people to wear masks while in the building, even during singing time in the service. The only exceptions are for those who have a medical condition. These guidelines are to help keep everyone safe and healthy. We have masks available if you need one.
Do I have to register to come to church?
Registration is necessary to ensure reduced and reasonably safe service capacity levels. Additionally, in the event of a verified positive Covid-19 case in someone who attended, we will communicate to all who attended that particular service time.
Can I register once to come every week?
No. Registration will be necessary each week (registering for multiple weekends at one time will not be an option). Proof of registration, simply by showing us your email confirmation from your smartphone, will be required to enter the building. No exceptions.
What will seating in the sanctuary look like?
Each service will be limited to 50 people maximum. In addition, in order to accommodate singing, seating will be separated by at least 6 feet to separate those from different households (only those living in the same household may sit together).
Is there a recommended arrival time for services?
Yes. The sanctuary will be open approximately 15 minutes PRIOR to our worship time. There will not be any fellowship before or during services. Fellowship will be reserved for after the service. The nursery and Children’s Church will receive children prior to the service time and we ask everyone to be seated in the sanctuary at the start of service.
What do I do when I enter the building?
We have PPE stations at each door and outside of each bathroom. Please sanitize your hands when entering the building and upon exiting the bathroom. We will also have sanitizer stations outside the nursery door. Please ensure your child sanitizers their hands when entering and exiting the nursery. (We have masks available if you need one.)
Will we service refreshments?
No. We are limiting contact points and areas where groups form; however complimentary bottles of water will be available. Upon arrival, we ask you go directly to the sanctuary and find your seat. Fellowship will be reserved for AFTER the worship service.
We will continue to monitor and assess our situation in relation to the Washington County COVID-19 protocols and make worship and fellowship opportunities available that best serves our congregation.
What do I do if I attend a service and later find out I’ve tested positive for Covid-19?
Please notify the church. We will not share your name, however we will make everyone who attended that particular service aware that a positive Covid-19 test has been reported by someone who was in attendance. Email: email@example.com
Will there be a weekly bulletin?
Because we are limiting contact points, our weekly bulletins will be completely digital and accessible on our website at https://sherwoodfriends.org
We intend to mail bulletins to those without smart devices or internet access prior to Sunday.
Will online service times change?
No. Our church online times will mirror our in-person service times.
We have had to make a lot of adjustments because of the Covid-19 pandemic and I believe we have risen to the challenge. Now that we are moving back into the sanctuary for worship, it is important that we all consider that we must still be nimble and innovative as we come up with ministry solutions that keep us sharing the Gospel and invite others into the Kingdom of God. Thanks!
If you have any questions we did not address, please contact Priscilla.