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Beginning October 4th, we will be able to re-enter the building for Sunday morning services.

Read the section below for our Procedures and Guidelines when we re-enter the building for Sunday morning services.

Begining October 4th, our Sunday morning service will move back inside the building. Below, please read all of the Procedures and Guidelines for church and chidren/youth services that will be in place for our Sunday morning and Wednesday night services.

Starting October 4th, there will be two services (8:15 and 10:45).  Adult Bible Classes and Kid Connection are currently on hold and we will be cleaning bathrooms and surfaces during the extended break between the two services.  Kids Church for 4 years through 5th grade will take place during the second service only and those children can be dropped off prior to the service in the back half of the gym. Additionally, we will only be livestreaming our 10:45 service.

If you have any questions, you can send me an email at jneustadter@gracebiblechapel.org.

PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR SERVICES ONCE WE RE-ENTER THE BUILDING

PRE-ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • If you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms associated with COVID-19 within 48 hours of the service, please keep that person at home.
  • Please check the temperature of all family members before arriving at church. If anyone has a temperature greater than 100.4, please keep them at home. There will be hands-free wall-mounted thermometers available in the church lobby for you to check your temperature if you don’t have a thermometer at home.
  • Children will have their temperature taken as part of the sign-in for Children’s Ministry. We will begin welcoming people into the building 20 minutes before the service is scheduled to begin.
  • Keep your family together as you enter.
  • Have your masks in place before approaching the entrance and maintain social distancing if there is a line at the entrance.
  • Please don’t bring any food or drink into the service.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

  • Enter only through the Main Entrance.
  • Make use of the hand sanitizer provided.
  • On communion Sundays, pick up enough pre-packaged communion elements for your family as you enter.

PRE-SERVICE GUIDELINES

  • Please follow traffic-flow directions to enter the worship area. If maximum capacity is reached, please proceed to the overflow worship area.
  • Maintain proper social distancing when visiting or speaking with others before the service
  • Refrain from hugging or shaking hands with those outside your family unit.
  • Choose a seat(s) that will allow you to maintain proper social distance from other family units. Please leave at least 3 empty chairs (in the same row) between your family and the next family unit.

DURING THE SERVICE

  • Please keep your mask in place, covering both your mouth and nose, during the entire service.
  • The Worship Team should also wear their masks for the entire service. However, those speaking or leading singing can take their masks down so as not to impede communication.
  • The water fountains will not be available for use during the services.

POST-SERVICE GUIDELINES

  • Maintain proper social distance when visiting or speaking with others after the service.

POST-SERVICE GUIDELINES

  • Please exit the building in a timely manner by following designated traffic markers.
  • Those without children should use only the east exit.
  • Those picking up children should leave the worship area via the northeast exit, proceed down the children’s hallway, pick up their children at the back of the gym, and leave through the nearest exit.
  • Please don’t remove your mask until you are outside the building.

GBC CHILDREN/YOUTH WELLNESS POLICIES & PROCEDURES

INDIVIDUAL WELLNESS

  • Temperatures will be checked with touchless thermometers upon arrival.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.
  • Sanitize hands when entering the building (hand sanitizer provided).
  • If you or anyone in your home has any of the following, please stay home:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Cough
    • Fever of 100.4° or higher
    • Chills
    • Shivering
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)
  • At first sign of any of the above symptoms, the sick individual will be sent home.
  • All volunteers and kids ages 5 years old and up are expected to wear a mask.
    • All masks are requied to cover both your mouth and nose.
    • Please provide your child with a mask from home (elementary age please write name inside).
  • Educate and equip your children and family on the importance of social distancing.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM

  • Drop Off:
    • Doors will open at 6:50 for temperature checks and entry.
    • HSYM/IMPACT will enter through main entrance.
      • Parents do not leave GBC property until you know your teen has been able to enter the building.
    • Dudes Club/Girls4God – enter from North Entrance (kitchen wing).
      • Please walk your child to the door to check-in.
  • Pick up:
    • Please pick up promptly at:
      • Dudes Club/Girls4God – 8:15.
      • HSYM/IMPACT – will be dismissed no later than 8:30.
    • Sanitize your hands before you depart.

 

Parents not volunteering in youth or children’s programs will be permitted to sit in the foyer on Wednesday nights. Parents will need to follow the guidelines for the building that are in place for Sunday morning. Dude’s/G4G parents will still need to go around to the North entrance for drop off/pick up not walk through the building.

If you have additional questions, please email:

HSYM/IMPACT – Rob Rohrer - pastorrob@gracebiblechapel.org

GBC Kids – Allyson Zanes – azanes@gracebiblechapel.org

Grace Bible Chapel
1949 Joseph Biggs Memorial Hwy
Rising Sun, MD 21911
410-658-5767

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