Return to the Building

A Note From the Return to the Building Task Force and FCC Staff

As vaccination rates have increased in our community and congregation, we have begun to return our ministries indoors.  We will continue to do so as long as it remains safe, while also taking advantage of the technology we have to offer ministries online and in hybrid format as well as in person.

FAQs

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?
We began worshipping in the sanctuary on July 4.  Other groups and ministries are making decisions regarding meeting at the church, online, or in a hybrid fashion based on the needs and comfort level of their participants.  All of this information can be found in the newsletter.

Should I wear a face covering?
Yes, if you are attending worship.  Because of its intergenerational nature (and the fact that the younger ones among us are not yet vaccine eligible) we ask that everyone over the age of 3 wear a face covering.  If you are stopping by the church office and are vaccinated, you are welcome to wear a face covering or choose not to.  For meetings and ministries, please pay attention to the plans.  Our best advice is to always come prepared to mask, but know that in groups where everyone is vaccinated, it will be optional.

How will we maintain social distancing during worship services?
Look for the pews marked with green tape - these are where you are invited to sit.  This allows us to space people out throughout the sanctuary.

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.

If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the pastors or church office, or to check the newsletter for more information.