COVID-19 Worship
 
To comply with safe practices and Will County regulations during the coronavirus, we have implemented a number of important changes to worship. We have returned to in-person worship and still continue to offer online worship via Facebook.
 
What Will Worship Be like?
 
We closely adhere to the current COVID regulations, and we also continue to offer online worship for those who are not ready to come back to the sanctuary.

Everyone entering the building is asked to use hand sanitizer. Currently we require that everyone entering the building wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Please be patient with our volunteers as we follow procedures to keep everyone safe.

Seating

Families will be asked to sit together. As people enter the sanctuary, they will be seated from front row to back row. The usher will direct each family to the next available socially-distanced pew.  This will probably be a different pew location than you had been sitting in previously.  You will be dismissed from the back rows first.

Attendance Tracking

We will not be passing a friendship pad but will be taking detailed attendance. This is needed in the event we discover someone who has been in our building has contracted the virus.

Bibles and Hymnals

Bibles and hymnals have been temporarily removed from the pews.  You may bring your own from home.  All prayers, scripture readings, and music will be projected on screens at the front of the sanctuary.

Worship Practices

We will ask for prayers of the people but will not have an usher pass a microphone.

Communion

Disposable self-contained communion kits that include a wafer and small amount of juice will be placed on a table in the entryway.  These kits will be picked up by the individual while exiting the service.  Individuals are encouraged to take communion in their car or at home to prevent delays during exiting. 

Giving

A box for giving envelopes will be placed at the back of the sanctuary. Members are encouraged to use online giving.

Refreshments

Coffee and snacks will not be available. The kitchen and fellowship hall will remain closed until further notice.

The drinking fountain will not be accessible. Please bring your own water bottle.

What Happens if Someone Gets Sick?

We will implement a process to monitor the well-being of all members who attend worship. Anyone who becomes ill after worship should notify the church office immediately so we can notify everyone he/she may have contacted in worship.

 
Questions
If you have questions or concerns, please contact any of the Session members.
 
You may direct specific questions to:

Patt Pilgrim

815-370-0687

prpilgrim@comcast.net