Since the middle of March our building has been closed. We quickly discovered that just because the doors were locked it didn’t mean that the ministry stopped...instead it actually amplified our opportunity to spread the hope of Christ in ways we couldn’t of imagined. I am excited to announce that we have been cleared to open the doors of our building, giving us the opportunity to meet together in person again. So beginning this Sunday, May 10th we will gather together at Faith Missionary Church.
While we are excited to get back under the same roof we do recognize that it will come with some challenges. We want to be responsible and respectful and cautious as we move forward.
As we are trying to respect our Governor’s guidelines here’s what it will look like.
The doors will open at 10:30am.
We will have someone there to open the door for you as to reduce touch points.
Sunday morning service will begin at 10:45am.
We are required to social distance. So please respect people’s space.
You can sit with your family but should sit 6 feet away from other families. We will mark off every other pew to help make this possible.
We will have a central offering plate on the back pew that you can place your offering in.
We will not have communion during this time.
We would ask that you bring your own Bibles as we will not be using the Bible’s/Hymnals in the pews.
We will not require masks. You can wear them or not that is a personal decision for you to make. We do ask that you be gracious either way.
There will be no Sunday School through the summer. This will allow a much needed break for our teachers.
There will be no Children’s Church or nursery during the summer as well. It is almost impossible to have kids practice social distancing.
We will continue our online options for those who choose to stay home during this time. We are also working on developing ways to stay connected virtually.
If you are over 65 years of age and have underlying health conditions, we recommend that you continue to worship with us from your home. If you have been sick or been in contact with a sick person in the last two weeks, please stay home and continue to worship with us online.
Here’s the deal, we are aware that there are many opinions surrounding our nation’s response to this pandemic. We also understand there are many within our congregation who will see our response to this crisis as too much caution or not enough protection. We understand the variety of positions, but we ask that you see our response as an attempt to do the best we can to prepare a safe environment for you to worship in. FMC’s leadership team will continue to make appropriate changes as they become necessary. Thanks in advance for your understanding.