The Leadership Team met on May 28, 2020 to finalize our guidelines for moving to regather the church in the building. 

 

The Guidelines for Regathering in the Church Building:

 

A priority will be social distancing - staying 6 feet apart.  There will be no handshaking or hugs. 

Hand sanitizer will be available in several places in the building.

Clorox wipes will be available in bathrooms for your use if you desire.

 

Wash hands if you have touched your face. 

Bathroom waste baskets will be next to the door so can use a paper towel to open the door and won’t have to touch the door handle directly. 

The inside doors will be open so that you will not have to touch them. 

In the Sanctuary every other row will be taped off.  We ask you to use the 6-foot rule for those not in your immediate family.  Families or couples can be next to each other in the rows.

Offering baskets will be at the doors.  You may put your offering in the basket on the way into worship or on the way out. 

There will be no greeters handing our bulletins or shaking hands.

The nursery and the classrooms will be closed.

 

We won't be serving coffee and the drinking fountains will be turned off.  We encourage you to bring your own coffee or water bottles if you desire.

The MN Dept. of Health strongly encourages wearing masks, but they will not be mandatory. 

When we serve communion we will be using purchased, individually wrapped elements. 

We will not have busy bags available at this time.  If you would like to have something for your children, please bring your own. 

We will be sanitizing bathrooms, doorknobs, railings and countertops regularly.  

We ask that if you have a fever, are sick, or have been exposed to someone who is sick to please stay home and not come to the building.

We are now able to open at 50% capacity. That means we can have 150 people in the Sanctuary, and will have the Great Room set up as an overflow with a live stream of the service so if the Sanctuary runs out of seating or feels too corwded you can have some space and not miss anything from the service. You can feel free to be in either room. We will have room for all who want to come. 

We ask that you come to the building when you feel comfortable.  There is no pressure to return until you are ready.  With our online livestream on the church Facebook page each week, you will be able to participate in worship with us. Our online service will continue. 

 

We will be evaluating fairly regularly, keeping in mind how it is going and what the state regulations are.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Leadership Team, Pastor Rudy or Nancy King.

Community
Covenant
Church

320-573-2672

covenant@upsalacov.org

122 S Main Street

PO Box 278

Upsala, MN 56384

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