Covid Opening Protocol
As of March 28, 2021, Palm Sunday, we will be opening up the two small pew sections on each side of the sanctuary for those that are comfortable without social distancing. We are so excited to have more in attendance to have this need. The two large center sections will remain taped to allow for social distance protocols. We do ask, out of respect for others, to please continue to wear your mask in the common areas.
PROCEDURES In-house Worship Service Guidelines (updated 3-17-21)
Here is what we are committing to do in order to keep your family safe while they participate in an In-house Worship Service at Woodcrest UMC:
If you are feeling less than 100%, or are unsure for your families’ health, please stay home. We will continue to provide online live-stream of our entire worship service(s).
If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and/or gloves, feel free to do so. We will respect the decisions of others.
We will not be taking temperatures or asking the three screening questions.
Please enter and exit using the doors by the fountain and the portico doors (leading to the Choir Room). There will be Ushers there to assist you.
We are committed to being intentional about providing a clean, sanitary and safe environment.
We will sanitize before you arrive and after the worship experience……pews, doors, door knobs, removal of paper/pencils/pens, etc.
Sanitizing stations will be provided at each entrance and the bathrooms.
Pews will be portioned off (every other pew) to provide proper social distancing – please sit with your family and leave at least 3 spaces between you and the next family.
Offering envelopes will be placed in seating areas in advance. An offering drop box will be placed at back of sanctuary instead of the passing of offering plates.
Be considerate when greeting - Consider smiling/waving instead of handshaking/hugging others who are not ready for that yet. Think Golden Rule.
Worship Services and Other On-Campus Activities – Please note this will change on an as needed basis.
Nursery and Children’s Church is NOW OPEN with the following guidelines in place!
Nursery is for children ages 0-3 years. Children Church, ages 4-7, will be released from the sanctuary following the Offertory/Children’s Sermon.
If your child will be attending Children’s Church, please check them in at the children’s wing front desk and get their attendance sticker PRIOR to the worship service. We will take their temperature and have a form for you to sign. The forms can be found at the children’s wing front desk. We will seat students with distance between them, and all surfaces will be sanitized before and after children’s church. Present your sticker at the children’s wing front desk when picking them up. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Small number of children in each room; spread apart as much as possible
Temperature will be checked upon entrance
Volunteers and children only will be allowed past sign in table
Extra volunteers will be available for cleaning and sanitizing.