FCLC COVID 19 REOPENING PLAN UPDATE-July 10, 2020
Sunday Worship Services: Worship services are at 9:00am (OUTDOORS--bring lawn chairs, water bottles, sunscreen) and at 11:00am (INDOORS). Holy Communion is offered at both services with special social-distancing protocols in place on the first and third Sundays of each month. Masks are strongly encouraged at both services and please remember to social distance! Click here for a PDF copy of this Sunday’s worship bulletin from our website. Children’s bulletin PDF is also available there. Both services are streamed live on Facebook for those with health concerns or are unable to attend our in-person services.
The following guidelines for all in-person worship services are presented with Christian love for another as our motivation.
Wearing facemasks is strongly encouraged as it helps to protect others in attendance. Social distancing (keeping 6’ or more between you and others apart from your household) should be observed. If you are ill or have had a fever recently, please refrain from attending.
For the indoor services, chairs in the sanctuary have been arranged to allow individuals space as well as for couples and families to sit together. If necessary, we will use the classrooms for overflow space to view the service online. In addition, we are taking steps to increase ventilation. To ease the flow of people as they enter, bulletins will already be placed on chairs. Instead of offering plates being passed, several baskets will be available in the front to receive the offering. On Communion Sundays, the elements of the meal will be available on tables for people to come forward and receive. Upon returning to their seats, we will commune together. The nursery, while available for parents to use, will not be staffed. Finally, bathrooms have been equipped with touchless automatic soap and paper towel dispensers.
For the outdoor services, we will gather on the grass roundabout on the NW side of the church building and the parking lot. We will use an outdoor sound system for prerecorded music, distribute large bulletins (or you can use your phone as the bulletin is online) and the spoken portions of the service, including the sermon, will be live.
As a reminder, since the outdoor service is weather-dependent, please read the Friday Friendly 411 for updated status on this service. If weather is an issue, the outdoor service will be cancelled, not moved inside. (To subscribe to the Friendly 411, send an e-mail to ). Hats, sunglasses, umbrellas and water bottles are encouraged. We also have several shade structures to help keep people comfortable.
Both services will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook Live and also later made available on the church website. Whether you join us for worship online, outside or inside, thank you for honoring the needs of others, the fellowship we share and the worship life of the congregation!
Our Sunday services are streamed on Facebook Live. To be notified of when we are live, you must have a FaceBook account. Not part of Facebook? Anyone may watch the whole service at any time even after it has been live-streamed. Click here to link to FC Online Worship Services webpage directly. You will find links on that page as well as worship bulletin PDF’s to supplement your worship experience. The worship bulletin includes Sermon notes and life group questions. PDF copies of the sermon are also available on website website under Resources: Sermons. Upon request to the church office, DVDs of the entire worship service are available for mailing. Email the church office at with your request.
Stay informed! If you call the church office please leave a message and your call will be returned. Pastor Matt, the Elders and ministry teams want to make sure physical needs are met and the spiritual well-being of the congregation is assured. For timely updates, please sign up for the Friendly 411 and the church newsletter, Friendly Findings, by emailing the church office at the email address above.
Please remember to give your offering by mailing a check to the church, by giving online through www.friendshipcelebration.org or by using automatic withdrawal (preferred method) by linking it to your savings/checking account or debit/credit card. This form is also available on the church website (look under “Give” dropdown menu at the top of the webpage). Thank you for your faithful giving!
These are challenging and unprecedented times, but also an opportunity for the Gospel to be where it belongs—in our homes and in our hearts. May God bless you and your household.
Celebrating, connecting, and communicating Christ's love
- God the Father’s love for us in creating us and giving His Son.
- in faith with Jesus, our Savior, and with others in love and care.
- God’s love in the power of the Holy Spirit.