Operation Love Your Neighbor (Plan to Reopen Our Building for Worship Services)

Operation Love Your Neighbor

Respecting the need to stay home while rejoicing being together
Dearest Church,

We look forward to seeing many of you, in person, at the church building, June 21 at 10:30!  We’ve been working hard to comply with state and county issued guidelines and we’re on track to be back together soon.  
We respect and value the many members of our congregation who need to worship from home during this time.  We will be live streaming the service from the building during the in-person service, so we’ll all be hearing the message and worshiping together, regardless of whether we’re in the building or worshiping from home.  We will continue to accommodate in-home worship for as long as it takes for everyone to make it back in-person.  We will not forget you, you will not be left out.

For those of you who will be able to join us in-person, we know you have a lot of questions about how things will work.  Please read through the following document, it will likely answer your questions and you’ll be able to come back to the building knowing what to expect  and prepared for a special time together.

We are committed to the following plan for the first two weeks of being back in the building.  After two weeks we will re-evaluate this plan and make changes to fine-tune it and/or make it better.

Before You Come...  
  • Please take your temperature.  If your temperature is 100.4 or higher please stay home. (If you are unable to take your temperature or simply forget, we will be able to take it at the church before you enter the building using a touchless thermometer)
  • Ask yourself if you have any cold or flu symptoms, if you do, please stay home.
  • Gather your mask (We will have masks available if you forget)
  • Bring your own water (We will have bottled water available)
  • Allow yourself extra time (It will take some time getting everyone into the building and seated)

After you park your car…
  •  Enter at  the 3rd St. entrance
  • You will see Covid-19 signs everywhere
  • You will see Social Distancing markers
  • Your name will be written down for the purposes of contact tracing as well as tracking how many people are in the building (We have a limited number of seats, however, we believe we can accommodate all who want to be there)
  • You will be asked if you have any cold or flu symptoms
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer from a touchless dispenser or to wash your hands immediately before being seated
  • You will be asked to put a mask on
  • Bring your own mask or 
  • We have masks available
  • Gloves will be available for your convenience, but you do not have to wear gloves
  • You will be asked if you’ve taken your temperature that morning, if not, your temperature will be taken with a touchless thermometer

Entering the building…
  • You need to wear your mask while entering and exiting the building and anytime you’re not seated
  • You will be ushered to your seat
  • The seating has been marked to accommodate social distancing
  • Once your’re seated you may remove your mask
  • Please wear your mask during singing, no mask, no singing

Leaving the building
  • Please put your mask on while leaving the building
  • Once outside, please remain socially distanced

Using the Restroom…
  • There will be a bathroom attendant
  • Only one person at a time per bathroom, to maintain social distancing
  • You will be directed towards clean stalls
  • Stalls will be disinfected between users

During Service…
  • Doors to outside will remain open
  • A team member will disinfect handrails
  • The lift will be open (You must wear mask while using the lift)

After Service..
  • Team members will disinfect seats
  • Team members will disinfect hand rails
  • Team members will disinfect bathrooms
  • We will have our normal weekly cleaning

Not Available…
  • We will not be able to congregate inside
  • We will not be serving food
  • We will not be serving coffee
  • There will be no access to the kitchen
  • We will have bottled water available

Chain of Command
  • Ideas, question, suggestions, comments and complaints concerning the service/live stream talk to Dustin Butler 303-906-8989
  • Ideas, questions, suggestions, comments and complaints concerning use of the building/cleaning/Covid-19 procedures talk to Daniella Butler 303-880-9036
  • If you don’t like what Daniella says, talk to Neil Donoghue 707-631-2072
  • Please don’t hassle volunteers, they’re only doing what they’ve been asked to do.  They’re giving their time and energy for you to be in the building, so let’s treat them kindly.

We Humbly ask for your cooperation as we move back into the building.  We count it a privilege to be able to worship Jesus together.  We also recognize the tremendous amount of work that many people have put into making this possible.  Please don’t move, re-position or otherwise “help” with Covid-19 procedures or set-up. This is a highly detailed plan and even small, seemingly insignificant, changes can throw the whole thing into chaos.  If you have an idea to make something better, we’d love to hear it, but please ask before acting.  

Thank You!
Daniella Butler
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