COVID-19 Info

May 27, 2020


Resuming In-Person Worship Services


We are pleased to acknowledge that Governor Newsom has published the State’s guidance for resumption of in-person worship services.  We know that the last few months have been very difficult on our congregation and on our community, state, nation, and world.  Our heart in seeking to reopen in-person services is to offer strength and encouragement to our community, reminding them that there is a living God who is with them, no matter how difficult the circumstances.  We firmly believe that the work of the church is essential and believe that we were made for this hour!

In keeping with our primary mission as a church to worship God, train and equip believers in their faith, and to share the saving gospel of Jesus Christ with the world, we are eager to resume services. 

We value the health and safety of our congregation and our community.  As such, we find it wise to follow the guidance provided by the State.  The Governor has stated that these guidelines will be in effect for 21 days and will be revisited after that date.   So, in order to keep people healthy, we will follow the guidelines below:

  • Self-screening at home.  We ask that each person coming perform self-screening at home before deciding to come.  This self-screening should include a temperature check, and verify that you are symptom-free (CDC lists these symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea).  It is important that you not attend if you have any of these symptoms.

  • A temperature check station, along with masks and hand-sanitizer will be available upon entry. 

  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer when you cannot get to a sink).

  • Maintain physical distancing, before, during, and after service.  Chairs will be spaced appropriately.  Members of the same household may sit together, but maintain distance from other households.  Consider your distance when talking with others.

  • Use of face coverings that cover the nose and mouth.  These will be available for you if you need them when you come.  (Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.)

  • We will continue to offer services via livestreaming on Facebook and Youtube for those who are unable to attend in-person.

  • Children should stay in the care of those in their household.

  • Communion services will use single-use prefilled supplies rather than passing a plate.

  • An offering box will be used instead of passing a collection plate.

  • Worship team members will be spaced 6 feet apart.

  • Attendance will be limited to 25% of the building capacity, or 100 whichever is smaller.

  • Discontinue offering self-service food and beverages and meals (potlucks).


While we go through these times, let us remember our mission.  We look to God and humbly pray that he will bring an end to this epidemic, heal those who have been sick, comfort those who mourn and draw everyone, everywhere to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, “For in him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28).


In Christ,


Pastor Michael Thompson