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Q: Will there be GraceKids classes or childcare?
A: Limited GraceKids classes for children birth-5th grade are available during our 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services only.  If you are not on the GraceKids Ministry mailing list, please contact :Ela Hammond ( ). 

Q: What time and how many services will we have?
A: We currently have three identical  services.  Our services times are 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. 

Q: How will seating work?
 A: There will be designated seating areas. Each service can accommodate 44 households. Each household will sit together, 6 feet apart from other households. We will fill in pews from the front of the auditorium to the back and dismiss from the back to the front. (Blue tape will mark the “do not sit zones.”  Therefore if it is blue…’s not for you!)
Q: But wait, what is a “household?”
A: A household is a group of related or non-related people wanting to sit close together (not socially distant). For example, if you are coming alone - you are a household. If you are a group of 3, you are a household. If you are a group of 6, you are a household. If your household is larger than 6, please contact the church office directly.
Q: Do we need to sign up ahead of time?
A: Yes! A Sign-up Genius link will be available every Monday morning for the following Sunday. We can accommodate 44 households at each service. (Watch The LOOP for the link)

Q: But wait, can I sit in my “normal” pew?
A: No. Or at least it will be doubtful. In order to be cautious and because of the way we will be seating people, you will not have a “choice” of where to sit.

Q: Will we need to wear masks?
A: Wearing a mask in the building is expected.
Please bring your own, but if you forget, we will have some masks available. 
Q: What if my baby starts to cry?
A: While we cannot allow people to stand in the back of the auditorium because of the low ceilings and difficulty with social distance, you may leave the service and stand in the new Foyer/Café area.  It will be each individual’s responsibility to be socially distant in that space. 

 Q: But wait, can’t I just show up for church?
A: “Just showing up” is strongly discouraged and you will run the risk of being turned away. These are complicated and difficult times, but we are committed to social distance seating.

 Q: Are we singing corporately?
A: Although our "in-person" services include music and several songs of worship, for safety reasons we are not singing corporately.

Q: Will there be special seating for those who are “at-risk”?
A: No. Although we are taking precautions to keep things clean and people socially distant, those who are “at-risk” may want to consider continuing to worship remotely.
Q: Ok, but will the services continue to be available on-line?
A: Our pre-recorded service will still be available by 9:30 on Sunday.  We will offer both options for the foreseeable future.  The “in person” service will not be recorded or live-streamed.  Please choose the format that is best for you! 
Q: Will there be coffee and tea?
No.  These will be “bring your own coffee” services and you will be asked to remove everything from your space when you leave. 

Q: Will bathrooms be available?
A. Yes, of course. Bathroom surfaces will be cleaned before each service. Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer and of course soap will be available in each bathroom.

A new sign-up link for Worship will be sent every Monday!

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