Faith Wesleyan Church – Re-Entry Plan
May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday

If you have any questions about any of the following please contact Brenda in the church office (812) 299-8365

  • On-campus services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – please enter through the main entry doors only – other doors will be locked
  • We are encouraging no handshakes or hugging (we know, it will be hard!)
  • No bulletins – to avoid handling of materials – information will be on the screen, and on our web site and Facebook pages
  • No children’s church – will resume based on Vigo County School guidelines
  • No Sunday School classes – these will resume at a later date
  • No coffee bar or snacks
  • Nursery will be open for Mothers as needed with infants
  • Sanctuary, Foyer, and Restrooms will be open
  • Education wing and Fellowship Hall will be locked down

Things to note:

  • All open areas will have been thoroughly cleaned prior to re-opening
  • Restrooms will be limited to one person at a time – an attendant will monitor, and will wipe down surfaces between usage
  • We ask that there be no congregating in the foyer – we will maintain social distancing guidelines
  • Seats in the sanctuary will be spread apart, with rows of chairs removed for additional spacing
  • Ushers may assist in dismissing from the service to assure we don’t have large groups congregating within confined spaces
  • Communion will be offered – self-contained packets of juice and cracker will be available to pick up in the church – there will be people to guide you on picking this up once you enter the foyer
  • An offering box will be set up in the foyer for submitting tithes and offerings, OR you can give online as well [ Click Here To Give Online ]
  • The sanctuary and other main areas will be cleaned between the 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services

Additional notes:

PLEASE do not plan on coming to church if you are not feeling well – particularly, if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.  OR if you have had close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.  If you have had any of these within the last 14 days, please join us from home! We do not want to take a chance on exposing others to any sickness.

If you are 65 and older, or are considered “high-risk”, please give thoughtful consideration before deciding to participate in on-campus services. We do not want to place any of our more vulnerable congregation at risk.

If you do not feel comfortable returning to the in-person services on May 31, please note that we will continue to live-stream our services.  We will also be broadcasting through an FM transmitter so that if you choose, you could listen to the service in the parking lot.  Please know that there is no obligation for you to be in the church – we want you to be free to worship with us wherever you are – home, car, or church facility.

You are welcome to wear a mask when you come to church; however, please note that there will be some who may not wear a mask.  We want you to be aware.  The U.S. Surgeon General has noted that those who are not sick do not need to wear a mask.  We do ask that you practice appropriate hand-washing and social distancing, and there will be hand sanitizer in various places within the facility for your convenience.

Special Services/Events:

Sunday, June 28 – a.m. service will be held in the Sanctuary with lots of music, testimonies, and an encouraging message from Pastor Nate. This will be followed by a meal shared together and games out at the shelter.

Sunday, July 5 – p.m. – The Rise celebration will have an outside service with a special speaker, music, and fireworks for the entire congregation

Future Plans:

As Governor Holcomb’s plan unfolds, we will begin to open up more opportunities, particularly after July 4.  This would include the coffee bar.

Children’s ministries are anticipated to resume in conjunction with Vigo County School opening this Fall.

 

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