WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR PLANS FOR A RETURN TO PUBLIC WORSHIP!
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The leadership of the church along with a lot of help from members have developed a phased approach to returning to public worship. As has been the basic rule from the start, all decisions have been made with the safety of our members and friends as the most important concern.
PHASE I BEGINS AUGUST 23, 2020
We will welcome 6 worshipers into the Sanctuary along with those participating in presenting the service. Please call the church office for information on how to participate.
The phased approach outlined below has been developed so that we can test our procedures to make sure they are being properly followed and are necessary - because of the limited space due to both the size of our facilities and the necessity for proper social distancing require that we honor requests to participate in worship on a first-come, first-serve basis and we ask that if you are able to join us in worship that you wait a week or so to allow others the opportunity to do so.
As each phase is ends, we will review the success of the previous phase, welcome comments from participants, and consider medical and governmental guidance before proceeding to the next.
We will continue to stream our worship service via FaceBook
PHASE II BEGINS SEPTEMBER 06, 2020
The number of worshipers welcomed into the Sanctuary along with those participating in presenting the service will be increased to 10-16. Please call the church office for information on how to participate.
PHASE III BEGINS OCTOBER 18, 2020
We will be moving our service from the Sanctuary to Memorial Hall where we can welcome more members and friends to worship together. We are anticipating that we will be able to have up to 36 participants joining those presenting the service.
PROTOCOLS TO BE FOLLOWED DURING WORSHIP
By entering the building attendees are agreeing to abide by all OVPC safety protocols
Park only in designated areas that will be marked to allow for six feet social distancing
Upon leaving your vehicle, always wear a mask covering your nose and mouth and keep it on until you reenter your vehicle
- Please respect the one-hour time limit in the building
When entering the sanctuary, please use the ramp, not the steps. Do not enter using the door by the organ.
Ushers will take the temperature of all in attendance taken prior to entering the building.
- Upon entering the building use the hand sanitizer provided.
Sign in at the appropriate area for contact tracing with your name and phone number. Writing instruments will be disinfected after each use. Please deposit the used writing instrument in the container marked 'used'.
Practice social distancing at all times. The only exception is when the usher takes your temperature. The ramp leading to the front door and the sanctuary will be marked with six foot spacing.
Ushers will direct attendees to their seats and at the conclusion of the service will direct attendees out of the building.
- Pew seating will be appropriately marked for social distancing.
- No singing will be permitted before, during or after the service.