In-Person Worship Guide

We rejoice that we can safely return to our Sanctuary to worship the Lord and to fellowship with one another. This time has been a challenge as we have navigated the effects of intersecting pandemics, COVID-19, racism, and political unrest. As the body of Christ we have continued to worship, to do the work of the Lord and to faithfully continue in ministry to the world. We now turn to a new season, with a new normal, as we all are still navigating all that is different in our world. We ask for us to each extend grace as we receive it in these days, weeks and months ahead. May the same God who breathed breath into the dry bones through the prophetic ministry of Ezekiel, breath on us in this season.

As we navigate our new normal, here are few details to keep in mind:

¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄĘ ¬†Our worship schedule is a combination of in-person and virtual services. ¬†Typically, the schedule is 1st and 3rd Sundays are ¬†virtual only, 2nd and 4th Sundays are in-person with a virtual livestream. ¬†As this is subject to change, you can always find this month’s worship schedule at https://citywell.org/calendar/events

  • We will not have advance signups/ registration ¬†for worship, ¬†unless numbers become an issue.
  • We will provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer.
  • The Panera Bread ministry is suspended.
  • There will be a new orientation of the seating in the church Sanctuary to accommodate more rows and spacing as well as the acoustics sensibilities of the building.
  • ¬†We encourage family/friend pod¬†groups to sit together¬†and then leave¬†spacing¬†between themselves and the next pod group.
  • Masking¬†is required¬†for¬†all¬†adults¬†and children 5 and up when inside¬†regardless of vaccination status. (Younger may certainly wear them as well if they are capable.)
  • We¬†encourage people who are sick¬†(with anything), have been exposed to someone who is sick (especially with Covid), have or live with people who are immunocompromised or are unvaccinated to take advantage of our live stream¬†option instead of attending in person.
  • As we have decided to require masking, we¬†are comfortably having¬†music in the service with congregational singing.
  • The default expectation is to not hug, shake hands, or touch anyone without consent. This is a form of welcome, which is one of our covenant practices, and is a best practice going forward regardless of the pandemic. We want to ensure that all are honored in their personhood and consent helps to facilitate this value.

 

If there are any questions/ concerns/ feedback, as always, please email us at [email protected].