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New Sunday Morning Protocols begin July 11

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New Sunday Morning Protocols begin July 11...


Are you ready? This pandemic has taught us to change and pivot often. The GBC Pastors and Staff are ready to make some new changes beginning on Sunday, July 11. Although this pandemic seems to be waning, we realize there are still a variety of comfort levels among our church family.  Here’s what we know: We love you all! Below is an outline of the new times and new protocols.  Please read carefully as protocols will vary by service times and campus.
 
Maple Campus- 3 services, new times and different protocols.
 
#1 8:00 AM full protocol service:
 
 For Adults attending Worship at 8 AM: 
* Sign up required.  
* Seating in designated spots 6 feet from others.   
* Masks expected (required).
 
 For GraceKids attending at 8 AM: 
* Sign up required
* Masks required for all children over 2 and adults
* Capacity for each class increased by 25%- 30% over current levels
 
#2 9:30 AM Service:
 
For Adults attending Worship at 9:30 AM: 
* NO sign up required
* No designated seating areas. Seating will be wherever you like. 
* Masks optional
 
For GracKids attending at 9:30 AM:
* Sign up required
* Masks required for all children over 2 and adults
* Capacity increased by 25-30% over current levels
 
#3 11:00 AM Service:
 
For Adults Attending Worship at 11:00 AM:
* NO sign up required
* NO designated seating areas. Seating will be wherever you like.
* Masks optional
 
For GraceKids attending at 11 AM:
* Sign up required
* Masks are optional for all adults and children
* Capacity increased by 25-30% over current levels. 
 
  
Refuge Campus- 1 service, same time and new protocols.
 
For Adults Attending Worship at 10 AM:
* NO sign up required
* NO designated seating areas. Seating will be wherever you like.
* Masks optional
 
For GraceKids attending at 10 AM:
* NO sign up required
* Masks are optional for all adults and children
* NO capacity limits

Frequently Asked Questions: 
Q: How long will these revised protocols be in place?
A: We have no idea.  We will continue to monitor the situation and the comfort level of our church family, and change as it seems wise.  Please continue to read all the information we send to you and watch for changes in the coming weeks and/or months.

Q: How will sanctuary seating work?
 A:  Maple Campus at 8:00 AM only-Our GBC Staff and volunteers will continue to seat you as you arrive. There will continue to be designated seating areas. We will fill in pews from the front of the auditorium to the back and dismiss from the back to the front.
Maple Campus at 9:30 AM and 11:00 and Refuge Campus at 10:00 AM- There will be no designated seating areas. You will seat yourself and may sit wherever you would like.

Q: Are we still required to sign up for services each week?
A: Maple Campus- Only for the 8:00 AM service and for GraceKids all services.
Refuge Campus- No sign up

Q: Why does GraceKids Maple continue to need to sign up?
A: In order to continue to provide a safe and fun environment, knowing how many children to expect is important.  If you would be interested in volunteering to be a part of our GraceKids Sunday morning staff, please reach out to Ela Hammond ( ).

Q: Will we need to wear masks to enter the building?

A: Wearing a mask in the building is expected at our 8:00 AM service at our Maple Campus.  It will be optional for all other services. 

Q: Ok, but will the services continue to be available on-line?

A: Yes! Our pre-recorded service will still be available by 9:30 on Sunday.  We will offer both options for the foreseeable future.  As you know, the “in person” service will not be recorded or live-streamed.  Please choose the format that is best for you! 

 

Please note: until July 11, our current protocols and service times remain. 
If you are unfamiliar with those, please click here
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