Together Again // Phases of Care
One of the ways that we can mutually encourage one another is through stories of God's Movement in Our Midst. We would love for you to take a few minutes right now and share how you have seen the Lord move during this pandemic season.
Phase 1 // First Steps
Encouraging Life Groups as they feel comfortable using social distance to meet together physically for community
Services and Life Groups will be available virtually for the foreseeable future for those staying home
Sunday May 24, encouraging Life Groups or 1-2 families to join together to watch our virtual service
Using CDC guidelines for social distancing, hand washing, etc. for every gathering.
Phase 2 // Safe Family Services
Starting May 30th: Socially distanced Sunday Celebration in-person services. An overflow room will also be open to maintain social distancing. Saturday 6PM & Sunday 9AM & 10:30AM. *See FAQs for details
Mask Required Option during the 9am: We want to care well for those who prefer masks for all in attendance. So, during our 9am service we will be offering a mask required space in Kidslife theater to view a livestream of the service. Please enter through North doors directly into Kidslife theater by the playground.
Phase 3 // The New Normal
More details to come as we trust the Lord's leading as we move into the next season.
What adjustments will we make to Sunday services?
We will continue to provide multiple opportunities for people to worship with us. We will continue providing an opportunity for people to worship with us virtually. In addition to our virtual offerings, we will have three socially distanced in-person services with an overflow option available: 6:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 AM Sunday, and 10:30 AM Sunday. We will have a clearly marked car to seat path with designated entrances and exits.
Communion: For the foreseeable future we are encouraging our Life Groups to take communion together. If you’d like to get connected into a LIfe Group please click HERE.
Offering: Giving options available include: TEXT to Give, Online Giving, physical offering drop boxes in the Lobby. (No physical offering basket will be passed for the foreseeable future.)
Baptism: We are looking forward to celebrating with Baptisms in late summer/early fall.
Coffee bar: We encourage you to bring your own coffee Cover the summer. We will have some pre-poured coffee, pre-packaged sugar/creamers available for you beginning June 14. (Food options will not be available)
Welcome team: Our welcome team will greet you with a wave and a smile. We will be refraining from handshakes and hugs for a season of time.
Sermon Notes: We encourage you to bring a journal and bible to take notes and get connected online to see updates and current events
Is Fellowship going to continue offering online options?
Yes! We want to provide online options for those who cannot attend or do not yet feel comfortable to attend an in-person gathering for the foreseeable future.
We will be Live Streaming our Sunday Services via YouTube Live and our website: fbclife.org.
Will you allow singing?
Yes. We will make a joyful noise to the Lord!
There is an increased risk of transmission with singing (and any other verbal communication). We have, however, mitigated that risk as much as possible through requiring social distancing, ensuring regular cleaning/sanitizing, and regular airflow in our worship center.
How are we sanitizing and sterilization of the building?
*We will have teams of volunteers who will clean all surfaces and areas of use in- between each service. Each service will have:
Visible hand sanitizer stations.
Teams sanitizing high touch areas throughout the church; wiping off all counters, doorknobs, chairs, tables, bathrooms, etc.
Doormen and women to open bathroom doors for people as they enter restrooms.
Screenings and temperature checks for staff members before each service.
Will you require people to wear face masks?
We will not require people to wear masks to attend our in-person services. We would ask that individuals take responsibility for their own health decisions. If that means that you wear a mask, you will be welcomed here. If that means that you do not wear a mask, you will be welcomed here as well.
We will, however, require staff and volunteers in high traffic areas (i.e. greeters and cleaning crews) to wear masks.
What about Kidslife?
Kidslife (Reopens June 28)
We will have one drop-off/pick-up location.
Temperature checks on all children and Kidslife team. Temperatures over 100 degrees cannot be dropped off or work in the Kidslife area that day.
Deep cleaning protocols between services:
All touched surfaces cleaned/disinfected including toys, tables, chairs, and craft supplies
- Toys switched out
- Trash picked up, carpets and air sprayed with disinfectant
- Bathroom surfaces cleaned
CDC Handwashing and diapering guides are posted in all bathrooms/changing tables and will be strictly followed
We will work to keep groups small and together by age group.
All workers and children will wash their hands upon arrival into the Kidslife area.
Nursery workers will wear bibs.
Snacks will not be served until at least September 1st, water fountains will be shut down and children will be encouraged to bring their own drinks if they need them. Drinks should be labeled with child’s name to prevent cross-contamination
Check-in stations will have a volunteer checking in all children so that multiple touch of the ipads is eliminated
By checking-in their children, signage will let them know that they are agreeing that their child and no one in their household has had no symptoms over the past week.
What about Gravity?
We will meet back together June 3 following the Greene county officials orders.
We will follow socially distanced guidelines from the government for Greene county.
We will have non-contact temperature checks and have students wash their hands.
We will clean high contact surfaces before and after Gravity.
There will be no food served on Wednesday night.
What about planned summer events?
Parent’s Night Out VBS! We are excited to announce this year’s Vacation Bible School will take place in the fall over a series of Parent’s Night Out events! More details to come later this summer!
Freedom Fest 2020: In light of the recommended guidelines for social distancing and group size, Freedom Fest 2020 has been cancelled.
What about hosting special events?
We will not host special events, including but not exclusive to weddings, funerals, parties, and outside organizations, until at least July 1 due to cleaning protocols, social distancing guidelines, and phases of reopening as outlined by the CDC and Greene County Health Department