Return to the Building
A Note From the Return to the Building Task Force and FCC Staff
Periodically we like to check in regarding our COVID practices and procedures. So, here are a few things you should know:
- If you need to come into the church for anything, please sign in on the log which you will find on a table just inside the front doors.
- In addition to the log, we are keeping lists of those who attend in person events such as outdoor worship and outdoor small groups.
- Should we become aware that someone who was at FCC or at an FCC sponsored event has a positive COVID test, we will alert those who may be impacted.
- If you have been at the church or at an in person church event and come down with COVID-19, we would ask that you notify the church office so we can alert others who shared the same space or attended the same event. We will always protect your privacy, but want to make sure to share news of positive tests so people can watch for symptoms and choose safe practices.
- The staff is also keeping a log of people they come in contact with to make contact tracing easier in case any of the staff gets COVID-19.
If you ever have questions about our practices, please don't hesitate to ask.
Here are some answers to questions you may have from the Return to the Building Taskforce:
How will we know when it is safe to return to the building?
The Return to the Building Taskforce is working with church leadership to utilize recommendations of medical and science professionals as well as trends in our area to make an informed decision about our safe return.
When will we return to the building for worship?
While a date has not yet been set, we anticipate returning no sooner than September. We are working hard to plan and make sure all the necessary precautions and practices are in place first to keep people safe when we return to worship.
Should I wear a face covering?
Yes. We ask that everyone over the age of 3 entering the church building – either for worship or meetings, wear a face covering.
How will we maintain social distancing during worship services?
As we continue to exercise caution due to COVID-19, we will restrict maximum capacity in the sanctuary to 50 people. We are currently working on a process that will include procedures for entering and exiting the building, seating procedures as well as keeping physically distant from one another.
Will there still be an online worship option if we do not feel comfortable returning to the church building?
Absolutely! We know that while we love being together, it will not yet be safe for some to return and that online worship has given people the opportunity to connect even when ill or traveling. We believe online worship will always be an option in our life together moving forward.