Covid-19 Update: Regathering for Onsite Services

We’re excited about regathering onsite for weekend services on June 20 and 21. We know that everyone won’t be joining us onsite just yet, so we are committed to continue providing services online just like we have these past few months. We don’t want anyone to miss a thing. We’re also exploring ways to begin regathering in smaller groups, both onsite and offsite. We’ll share more about that soon.

Weekend service times for both onsite and online will be Saturday at 6pm, and on Sunday at 9:15am and 11:00am. In our preparation we discovered that we need some extra time to clean the building between services, so we pushed that last service back 15 minutes.

For those of you joining us onsite during Phase Two, here are some directions and expectations:

Pre-Register

1. Go to woodlandpark.org/weekend.
2. Decide which weekend service time works best for your family.
3. Tell us the name of everyone who’s coming with you.
4. You’ll get an email confirmation.
5. Registration opens every Sunday at noon for the following weekend.

Arrive

1. We suggest you plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the service. When you get here, park in any lot.
2. Enter through doors A, B2, or C. As you enter we’ll have volunteers to open the door for you. They’ll be smiling underneath their masks.
3. Based on CDC guidelines, and out of love and deference for those around us, we are asking everyone who attends onsite to wear a mask. If you don’t have one, no worries—we’ve got one for you. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a mask, we understand. If that’s the case, for the safety and comfort of those attending, we’d ask that you continue to join us online until we enter our next phase. Let’s live out Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Worship

1. The service will last between 45-55 minutes.
2. Seats are not assigned, but based on projections from our regathering survey, we’ve grouped chairs in short rows of 2-8. We’d ask that you sit in a row that corresponds with the number of people in your family.
3. There will not be any classes or programs yet for kids or students, including nursery. Your entire family is  invited to join us for worship. Parents, we fully anticipate kids to be wiggly, and that’s totally fine. We’ll have an activity packet for them when you arrive. And it’s okay if they make noise and move around. We’re all family here.
4. We are going to sing! We’ll keep our masks on so it’ll be a little different, but it’s going to be so good to sing and worship together.
5. To reduce the spread of germs, we will not be passing an offering plate. Instead, we’ve installed offering boxes by all three worship center exits. And, as many of you have already discovered, giving online is a safe and convenient option.
6. Finally, there will not be any donuts or coffee. Feel free to stop by Starbucks on your way and bring your own. The water fountains will not be operational, but we’ll have bottled water if you’d like some.

Our cleaning team will be  sanitizing the building—including  bathrooms, door handles, chairs, and more—before, after, and between services. We want you to feel safe and comfortable when you choose to join us onsite.

The CDC states that anyone age 65+ and/or with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk and should stay home if possible. This is not something we will mandate, but rather we will trust each individual in this category to act at their own discretion.

Check out the FAQs at woodlandpark.org/weekend. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, send an email to [email protected] or call the office at 423-899-9185.

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