Masks

Should I wear a mask?

In order to protect those who are most vulnerable in our community, we are asking everyone to wear a mask as they come into the building and find their way to the sanctuary. If you did not bring a mask with you, the greeter at the doors will be glad to provide one.

Entering The Building 

When should I enter the building?

We ask that you enter the building no sooner than 9:15 am.

Then, please go to your seat after you have your temperature taken.

There are some close quarters, so we want to be cautious and pass through doors in single file.

Where should I enter?

We are asking everyone to enter and exit door

       at the southeast corner at Church and 14th Streets

       or at the west door off the parking lot.

 

One of our greeters will meet you to open the door, welcome you to service, and answer any questions you may have. Masks will also be provided at each entrance in case you did not bring one.

 

Will have my temperature taken?

Yes. Someone will greet you and use a touch-less thermometer to take your temperature.

Feeling Okay

How are you feeling?

   Before joining coming to in-person worship, please assess your current health. If you, or anyone you’ve recently been in contact with, are sick, have had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or are exhibiting any of the following symptoms please worship from home today.

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

                Learn More: cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

   If you discover you test positive for COVID-19 and/or have the COVID-19 symptoms after being in worship, please let the church office know.

Hand Sanitizer

Can I sanitize my hands?

For your convenience, hand sanitizing stations have been set up in the hallways, sanctuary, and bathrooms. Some stations will automatically dispense the hand sanitizer. Please use as necessary.

Distancing

Where should we sit?

We ask that only families sit together. If sharing the same pew with another family, please leave at least six feet between your families.

Inside the sanctuary, we've roped off every other pew. This will give space so that no one is breathing on another person.

Donuts and Coffee

Can I get coffee and a donut?

No, bummer. But to keep our church family safe, coffee and donuts will not be served for the foreseeable future. You can bring your own coffee, but please don't leave cups in the sanctuary. Find a trash can if it is disposable. 

Greeting

How will we greet people?

Please greet each other at-a-distance.

This will help with the awkwardness of knowing how others feel about distancing and personal interactions. If you want to get closer to someone, take time to talk in the parking lot or go to brunch.

Please know we need to be very cautious.

Bulletins

No, we will not have bulletins at this time.

Singing

We will have music. But there will be no congregational singing.

One of the easiest ways to spread COVID-19 is through congregational singing.

We want to be as cautious as possible. 

Communion

What about communion?

We will still have communion every week, but we will not gather at the front of the sanctuary.

As you enter the sanctuary, volunteers will hand out communion cups. Each cup is individually sealed- you remove the first layer to reveal the wafer, and the second layer to reveal the juice. When you get the cup, just hold onto your cup until later in the service, when we all will take communion together. 

Giving

How can I give? 

We will not pass offering baskets. You can still give in several ways:

At the entrances on your way into or out of the sanctuary

Online giving (on the home page of the website)

Automatic Withdrawal

Mail in your check

Groups

Will my groups be meeting?

The adult Sunday School class will begin meeting on Sunday August 9th.

Youth will have class beginning Sunday August 2nd.

*These plans are tentative and subject to change. 

FUMC The Place | FUMC Downtown

Lead Pastor, Holly Hardsaw

Associate to the Pastor, Matt Heath

Music Leader, Jo Sewell

Administrative Assistant, Heidi Swafford

765-529-0105

765-529-0108 (fax)

fumc@ncmethodist.org

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