Guidelines for Gathering
- If you are vulnerable
or have signs of illness, please stay home. Choose to worship at home if you or anyone in
your family has had ANY of the following symptoms: fever over 100, cough, sore throat and/or
shortness of breath. Also, stay home if
you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- We will continue
to LIVEstream our 9am Worship service at our website, on Facebook and on
- Only Sunday
worship services will resume. All other on-campus
event and activities are cancelled unless notified otherwise. Many groups are meeting virtually through
videoconference; contact the church office to get connected.
- Families will
worship together in the same worship service.
We will not offer nursery or separate children’s worship.
9AM Worship in the
- In accordance
with CDC guidelines, we ask that you and your family wear a face covering or
- Seating is
limited to ensure social distancing.
- A reservation
must be made each week. Reservations
will open Monday morning and close Wednesday evening.
- Reservations can
be made online or by calling the church office
- Doors into the
building and sanctuary will be propped open.
- Please maintain a
6-foot safe distance as much as possible.
- When you arrive,
an usher will seat you in a predetermined row.
- When the service
is over, you will be dismissed by row.
- Please catch up
with missed friends outside in the parking lot.
11AM Worship on the
- A socially
distanced seating grid will be marked on the lawn by the pavilion. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and set
up on the grid.
- You do not need
to reserve a seat. Please maintain a 6-foot safe distance.
- In the case of
inclement weather, the service is cancelled.
Worship at home using the 9am LIVEstream recording.
Things we are doing to
keep everyone safe:
- The building will
be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before service.
- Hand sanitizer
will be available in the church.
- Staff will assist
with traffic flow and seating to accommodate social distancing recommendations.
- There will be no
bulletins or communal items such as hymnals, pens or Bibles.
- Greeting time
will look very different. Be prepared to
wave, nod or greet from a distance.
- In the building,
only the pastor and worship team will go without a mask so they can be better
Things that will look
- No nursery or
separate children’s worship. Families will worship together in the same
- Offering: To avoid
personal contact with passed offering baskets, drop boxes are available in each
worship service. You may also give online
or by mail.
- Communion: When we serve
communion, it will be served in pre-packaged containers.
- Welcome and
Greeting Time: Please observe social distancing. It will be hard not to hug or shake hands
with people we haven’t seen in a while, but we ask that you refrain from doing
so for now.
What will children’s
worship look like?
- Your child will
be with you in the same worship service and families will sit together.
- Praise Packs will
be available to help children engage with the service. Please take these home with you and use them
for discussion with your children. They
will include age appropriate materials and activities.
Please use caution in
returning to the church building. No one
will judge anyone who decides not to come back immediately. Our LIVEstream worship service will continue
indefinitely. If you feel safer
worshipping at home, please do so. Our
first concern is the health and well-being of everyone, especially those who
are most vulnerable.
We Thank You!
We thank God for your
grace and your sustaining prayer. Your
support of the church staff is beyond words. Your faithfulness in giving is
encouraging. Your care and concern for
one another inspiring. Thank you for
being steady members of the body at Perry Church of the Nazarene.
We re-open with
caution. We hope the cautions we have
outlined can be lifted quickly, but as you know, this could change again at a
moment’s notice. Pray with us as we seek
the best and safest decisions for all.
Extend grace and be instruments of peace.