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What to expect when we come together for worship (beginning Sun., June 7th- 10 AM)

June 4, 2020

The first and most important thing to remember this Sunday is we, as the body of Christ – the Church, are coming together for the purpose of worship. In fact, that is what we will be studying during our worship time – WORSHIP.


A few important things to note however are:

  1. PLEASE USE THE FRONT DOORS
    The doors that will be propped open for your access to the building will be the 3 doors across the front of the building, the North entrance with canopy as well as the Love and Learn doors. All other doors will remain locked.

  2. COMMUNION SUPPLIES
    As you enter please pick up pre-packaged communion in zip-lock baggies. Baggies will have one cup or two cups. Please pick up enough for your family (and hang onto the zip-lock baggies – more to follow on that).

  3. SPROUTS SUPPLIES
    If you have children, also as you enter there will be packages for all of our Sprouts group to pick up that will go along with and aid in their time of worship as well.

  4. CHOOSING A SEAT
    When you enter the auditorium, you will notice that every other row has been marked off. There is exactly 6 feet between each pew marked off.You are encouraged to sit in family units but it is not mandatory.
    With this in mind everyone is asked to simply respect social distancing practices of others.

  5. BE RESPECTFUL & MINDFUL OF OTHERS
    With respectfulness in mind, please realize that not everyone has the same comfort level of space as you may have. So, please be respectful of their space and social distancing practices. If you intend to shake a hand or give a hug, please do not take offense if someone chooses not to do so. This is not meant to be offensive but is the reality during this time everyone has different comfort levels of social distancing. The main thing that is encouraged is to treat everyone with love and respect of their personal preferences. We are Christians and brothers and sisters in Christ so let’s do everything love with respect for one another.

  6. WORSHIP IS A TIME WITH THE FATHER
    Our service will be conducted as we had been prior to this pandemic. Worship the Lord in spirit and truth.

  7. MASKS
    If you prefer to wear a mask during our time together you are welcome to do so, but again realize not everyone may be wearing a mask and you are encouraged to be mindful, loving and respectful of each other’s preferences during this time.

  8. PLEASE EXIT THE BUILDING AFTER WORSHIP HAS ENDED THROUGH THE NEAREST AUDITORIUM DOORS
    At the conclusion of our service, you are asked to exit to the exit door of the auditorium nearest you – remaining respectful and considerate of others social distancing practices.

  9. TRASH CANS
    At each exit of the auditorium the plan is to have garbage cans for you to throw away your prepackaged communion cups put back in the zip-lock baggies.

  10. GIVING
    Also, as you exit the building there will be buckets or plates for you to place your contribution/offering. There will be a locked box located in the main foyer/lobby area.

The goal is for everyone to feel as comfortable as possible while we worship The Almighty God together, seeking also to encourage one another, yet practice social distancing to some degree and respect each person’s personal preferences. Thank you for your cooperation as we come back together as the body!

COVID-19 UPDATE: RETURN DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

May 14, 2020

We now use words in our vocabulary that 2 1/2 months ago we did not use. Words such as social distancing, quarantine, isolation and COVID-19. We recognize that the world we live in and the current situation we find our nation and community in has created anxiety for us all. We all are trying to figure out what our new normal is. Jesus said, in Matthew 6:31, “Therefore do not be anxious…,” specifically speaking of our physical needs.

With your physical and spiritual needs in mind, the Leadership would like to announce our plans to phase in our services. We will begin “in person” services on June 7th. The service will be only a Sunday morning worship service, beginning at 10 am. We will not have our Bible School hour nor will we have a “in person” Sunday night or Wednesday night service. Sunday night and Wednesday night will remain an online devotional.

The Leadership will continue to monitor the conditions in our community and make adjustments to our schedule as needed. We urge our members who are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 due to compromised immune systems, preexisting medical conditions or age, to continue to join us via our live stream which will continue to be available. The Leadership acknowledges that each member must make the decision to join us in person based on your personal health and circumstances with family health and vulnerability. While we look forward to seeing all of our members face to face as soon as possible, every family’s decision to attend public services will be respected.

 

We eagerly look forward to June the 7th when we will gather again for services. We will be providing further guidance on our suggestions for social distancing and personal protection at a later time.

Yours in Christ

The Elders and Ministry Staff

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST
ONLINE SUMMER SERIES!


We all need positive, new things to look forward to... And this is nothing short of that!  Beginning June 3rd, Savannah' will be hosting our first-ever, online summer series! 
 

We're thankful that our ministry staff have done such a great job of providing various lessons and devotional thoughts for our Sunday and Wednesday nights over quarantine... But we also know it's nice to hear from someone else for a change! Thus: We've gathered some very special friends and asked them to be a part of our Summer 2020 plans. 

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