In Person Services Resume
We are excited to have the opportunity to worship in person with you again, we also want to be mindful of our current circumstances and follow state guidelines aimed at minimizing the risk of contagion. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know before attending this Sunday.
We will have two services, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM. Doors will open at 8:00AM and 10:00AM. We are not taking reservations; seating will be first come, first served.
The first service at 8:30 will be recorded and streamed on Facebook at 10:30AM.
There will be no Sunday school, no children or youth programming, no nursery, and no fellowship time. We are only providing worship service for now.
Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when entering and leaving the building. After you are seated in the sanctuary, feel free to remove your mask.
Maintain six feet of separation as much as possible between you and members of another household while you are inside. Avoid hugs and handshakes.
Greeters and ushers will be available to help show you where to sit.
In order to maintain six feet separation, we are only utilizing half of the pews in each service. The “odd numbered rows” will be used in one service, the “even numbered rows” in the other.
Also in order to maintain separation, household groups will be seated at the ends of the pews, not in the middle. A household group with 5 or more will be seated on a pew by themselves.
The balcony will not be available for general seating.
At the end of the service, we will dismiss by rows. Please wait for an usher to dismiss you. Offering plates will be stationed at each door for you to drop off your offerings as you leave.
Hand sanitizers will be available at each entrance to the sanctuary.
Each week a cleaning crew will steam clean and disinfect all pews. Between services, volunteers will be wiping down pews and other frequently touched surfaces (armrests, door handles, etc.) before the doors are opened for the second service.
All volunteers will be following recommended hygienic practices.
These procedures will be in place until further notice. We will do our best to stay up to date with the latest orders and guidelines of the state and county, and we will update our procedures when appropriate.
While we would love for every one of you to attend, there are certain conditions under which you should remain home.
PLEASE STAY HOME if, in the past two weeks, you have been in close contact with a person who was confirmed to have COVID-19.
PLEASE STAY HOME if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have experienced them in the prior 72 hours:
- Fever of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or more
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
It is RECOMMENDED (but not required) that you stay home if you are in the “at-risk population” who are more susceptible to complications from COVID-19. The Texas Department of State Health Services considers the at-risk population to be those who are 65 or older, especially those with one or more of the following:
- Chronic lung disease
- Moderate to severe asthma
- Chronic heart disease
- Severe obesity
- Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- Liver disease
- Weakened immune system
If you fall under one of these categories, or are just understandably uncomfortable about attending, we will continue to stream our worship service online on Facebook at 10:30AM. You can get to it from our website, www.wallerbc.org/live-stream. We will also have an audio-only stream on our website, which is good when your internet speed is not fast enough for video.
If you have any questions about this, call the church office or email Pastor Erich at [email protected].