UPDATED 8/14/20 8:15 a.m.
Dear Church Family,
As you know, we have been watching and planning our return to Sunday School and Children’s Ministries. The guidelines allow for Sunday School and we have put into place a plan for the Children’s Ministries, so we will be starting them up this Sunday, August 16th at 9:00 a.m. Children’s Church will not begin until the following week, August 23rd. The recommendations to social distance, wear masks, and wash your hands frequently are still in place. As a body, we are not being asked to enforce these measures, so you will have freedom to sit and visit as you feel comfortable. We know that many of you have different views on this, and as such accommodations are being made to encompass the variety of preferences with regards to these matters. We do continue to ask that you show preference to one another in these matters and be intentional about caring for those in our body who may be more vulnerable. Hand sanitizer is still being provided as you enter the church building, and a couple other stations are available for you in the building. Here are the details for this Sunday:
Children’s Sunday School
What? – The first five weeks back, we are going to implement portions of the VBS program for this year that we were unable to do so back in June. The Children will have a song time, a lesson from God’s Word and some interactive teaching.
When? – Aug 16th-Sep 13th 9:00 a.m.
Where? – The Worship Center.
Who? All grades K-6 will meet in the Worship Center for these first 5 lessons. Their teachers/leaders will meet them there and provide direction/instruction.
Youth Sunday School
What? – Student Ministry centered on regular exposition of God’s Word, with fellowship and activities. We have been working our way through Proverbs on Sunday mornings.
When? – 9 a.m. each Sunday
Where? – The Youth Room, behind the Gathering Place in the Northwest wing of the building.
Who? – All students in grades 7-12 meet in the Youth Room from 9-10 for Sunday School.
Adult Sunday School
What? – A study in the doctrine of salvation, studying the wonder and glory of God’s work of redeeming sinners.
When? – Each Sunday, 9 a.m.
Where? – This class will meet in the Gathering Place, each week. For the time being we are asking you to bring your own coffee/water, but we anticipate being able to soon offer coffee/water as we have before. Rather than rows of chairs, we will have tables set up for you to sit at all throughout the Gathering Place.
Who? – All adults for the time being, we will offer other adult classes again in the future.
What? – Childcare for little ones during Sunday School and the Sunday Service.
When? – 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. each week.
Where? – The nursery right off the foyer.
Who? – Nursery is provided for little ones ages 0-2. A nursing room will be available in the Northwest Wing for mothers and infants.
- Standard Procedure
- Parents will hand the child over to a nursery worker at the doorway. Parents and other siblings are not allowed in the nursery.
- Only a parent can pick up their child and return the pager. Children will not be released to a sibling.
- Plastic gloves will be used for serving snacks, when diapering, or when taking a child to the restroom.
- Toys that have been used will be cleaned weekly following the service.
- Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes will be available and used as needed.
- Covid-19 Procedure
- As an added precaution, we are going to perform temperature checks on nursery workers as they arrive.
- Masks are still recommended by the CDC and local health department but are presently not required. Those who prefer to wear to a mask a welcome to do so.
Please continue to check the website, your email, and Facebook for any additional updates or changes. We don’t foresee and changes in the near future, but we are staying flexible and up to date on what is being required of us as we gather. We are looking forward to returning to our normal schedule and have the additional time together in the Word. It is such a joy to hear and know from you how God has been working in your lives and growing you in these unique times.
In Service to Christ,
Elders of Countryside