SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

With the city of St. Joseph, beginning to open back up, we’re also going to CAUTIOUSLY open our doors, for “SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE WORSHIP SERVICES”, this coming Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 AM.  Please READ, THOROUGHLY, through the guidelines listed below, so you are aware of the safety precautions we will be taking, in order to allow our congregation to worship together. 

We understand that not everyone is ready for this step, especially those who may be at a higher risk, (and are encouraged to continue to exercise greater caution), and there are some, who would just prefer to wait, a little while longer, before gathering, in an open and populated area.

So, for those of you, who are not comfortable meeting together, physically, we are still going to provide the Livestream ONLINE service, at 8:15 AM, via Facebook LIVE, through our GV Facebook page, and later, available on the website, app and Youtube.  There will also be an FM transmission, on 103.7 FM, available, in the parking lot, for all three services.

PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY through the following guidelines for the “SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE WORSHIP SERVICE”, for this coming Sunday, May 10, 2020:

  • We will have parking attendants, in order to direct each vehicle as you enter and exit the parking lot. Please follow their directions, as they will help you maintain that “safe social distance” from one another’s vehicles. They will also direct you towards the door you will enter and exit.
  • Our ushers will be on hand at each entrance and they will direct you to your seat. Please use the same path to exit at the conclusion of the service.
  • When entering and exiting the building, please adhere to the 6’ guidelines. Please enter and exit in an orderly fashion, keeping 6 feet away from the family/persons entering/exiting the building ahead of you.  At the conclusion of the service, we ask that all persons immediately exit the building, safely adhering to the 6’ guidelines, so that we are ready to receive the next group of congregants.
  • We will be using folding metal chairs, for both the sanctuary and the gym. We apologize in advance, we know they’re not the most comfortable, but for sanitization purposes, these are the easiest to clean, quickly and efficiently between services.
  • Rows will be set up, with groupings of chairs, with a safe social distance BETWEEN each row and group, in order to adhere to the “6 FEET” safety guidelines. We also ask that all family members sit together. 
  • Once you are seated, we ask that you STAY, at your seat. For the safety of all who congregate, there will be no walking or wandering around. (restroom facilities for emergencies ONLY)
  • We will use the gymnasium as an overflow space, with the service piped in, via a LIVE FEED, through the projector. The gym will be set up in a similar layout as the sanctuary, maintaining a safe “SOCIAL DISTANCE” between each row.