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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR PLANS FOR A RETURN TO PUBLIC WORSHIP!

Download the communication mailed to our membership here

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.