September 17, 2021 | News | COVID-19 Response | Reopening | Worship by First Church
Click here for the September 19 order of worship, to follow along in church or at home.
What is the mask policy? ---updated 9/10
Will there be paper bulletins, and can we use the hymnals and Bibles in the pews? ---updated 6/23
No, we will not be printing paper bulletins, due to environmental concerns. We have a link at the top of this page for you to follow the order of service online. We will have words on screen whenever the congregation is participating in worship, as well as lyrics to all the hymns and music ministry pieces.
What about Children’s and Youth Sunday School and adult education? --- updated 9/1
Children's and Youth Sunday School are meeting each Sunday. Sharing Our Journeys will meet at 11 on the second floor of the church, as well as over Zoom. Sharing Our Journeys classes resume September 12. Emergent Theology is meeting over Zoom.
How will communion work? ---updated 6/4
The ushers will have pre-packaged communion kits in baskets to hand guests as they enter the Sanctuary. Ushers will wear gloves, and guests will leave cup waste in pews, to be cleaned later.
For those attending worship from home, we will continue with gathering bread and juice in your home and joining virtually.
When will the (non-live) virtual worship video be posted for people who attend from their homes? ---updated 7/14
What time should I arrive for Sunday in person worship? ---updated 6/4
The worship service begins at 9:30, and we will be opening the church at 9:00. We are no longer requiring formal check-in or assigned seating. Please arrive a bit early, and you can find your own seat with comfortable distance from other people.
What safety procedures will First Church have in place? ---updated 6/23
All HVAC systems where people will be gathering will be continuously run for two hours before the worship service, and continue for another 2 hours after all persons leave the gathering space.
Will the bathrooms be available?
Yes, with some modifications – certain bathroom stalls will be marked off.
What about our Fellowship and coffee hours? ---updated 8/4
We are currently having Fellowship time from 10:30-11, and we are trying to keep it outdoors to reduce Covid transmission.