COVID-19 Safety Plan

Please keep in mind a few things as you read through this:
 

  1. Our number one priority is to worship God in the community, but in the safest way we can. 

  2. You may feel comfortable coming back at the first change; others may not feel that way. It is up to each individual to decide. 

  3. We will not be pulling our online connection points through Facebook for those that are unsure or unable to return.

  4. We will likely miss things and get them wrong. We ask for grace and feedback that is constructive.

  5. Things will be different and that is okay. "The old normal" maybe something that never comes back completely. We are focusing on the new normal ahead of us.
     

Here is our strategy to maintain as much safety and social distancing as possible:
 

  • We are asking that all people practice proper social distancing as much as possible, including:

    • BE SMART: Realizing that while you may not have a problem with a hug or handshake, the other person(s) might.

    • Not congregating in one spot.

    • Doing your best to maintain the 6ft apart guidelines.

    • Remaining in your seat as much as possible. 

    • Rows and chairs will accommodate social distancing. If you are a large family, you may sit together, though otherwise, we'll ask you to sit on the edges of the rows. See below for more info.

    • Staying home if you in any way feel sick, believe you might be sick, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. 

    • If you wish to talk and catch up with someone, we encourage you to do that in the parking lot outside. 

    • As of Sunday, November 15, 2020, all people within the building are required to wear masks at all times, except when sitting in seats in the sanctuary, socially distanced. ​

    • We will do our best to have some hand sanitizer available. However, due to the nature of our times, it is not always readily available. You are encouraged to bring your own. 
       

  • Worship services

    • We are asking that you skip every other row (they are marked) to provide six feet of social distancing between the rows. 

    • As you slide into a row of seats, please slide down, leaving 3 seats between your family and the next (which is approximately six feet). 

    • Once you are in your seat, you may remove your mask. 

    • If you are interested in having hands laid on you during service, please let Pastor Roger know before or during worship. We will invite others to join as you feel comfortable or limit it to only a select few of your choosing.  

  • We will not have the following until further notice:

    • Coffee, drinks, or donuts. If you are in need of coffee during worship, please bring it from home. 

    • Bulletins or offertory plates being passed.

      • We will provide a collection area for tithes by the doors as you come in or go out for you to drop off any tithes or offerings.

    • Pens, bibles, or hymnals out in any of our seats.

      • Please bring a bible or pen/paper from home if you need it.
         

  • Notes For Families/Youth:

    • The nursery will be open for kids who have not yet started Kindergarten and younger. You will be allowed to take your kids straight there (if you wish) after entering the sanctuary.

    • The nursery is available, but not required, for young children. They may remain with you in the sanctuary as well.

    • Our Treehouse (pre-K through 5th grade)/Rooted (6th-12th grade) are currently meeting and ministering in their normal programs. Feel free to read on the linked pages what each group is up to. 

-Updated on April 12, 2021

 

Eaton Church of God | 700 East Harris Street Eaton, IN 47338 | 765-396-3044 | office@eatonchurch.org

 

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