In-Person Worship Guidelines

                           Central Presbyterian Church

            New Relaxed Guidelines for Indoor Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic

                              05/12/2021 Revision

 

Added/Modified activities for the Pandemic worship service.

 

  Services will continue to be recorded and posted to our Church YouTube channel for anyone who is 

  unable to attend in person.

 

  1. Fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks in worship,  

  2. Fully vaccinated people are no longer required to be socially distanced, but may if they so wish.

  3. There is no further need for contact tracing, 

  4. There is no further need for temperature checks, 

  5. There is no further need for reservations for attendance. 

  6. All entrances to the church building will now be open for Worship services with new signage stating masks and social distancing are still required for non fully vaccinated individuals,  

  7. Communion will be served weekly in the following manner:  congregation to come forward to receive the elements with the Minister of the Word and Sacrament serving the bread,  the cup will be available in single-serve disposable communion cups placed alongside the Minister.  The filled cups should be consumed there and empty cups be placed back onto a separate cup holder.  Everyone will have the option to NOT go forward for communion but continue to take the pre-packaged elements as before.  

  8. Drive-thru communion will be suspended immediately. 

  9. We will NOT revive Passing the Peace at this time.  

  10. After church coffee may take place in the fellowship hall with signage on the door stating non-vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks and be socially distanced.  After church coffee should be limited to no more than 30 minutes and should only be drinks and cookies or donuts at this time.  The refreshments to be furnished by the church.  We will use disposables for the near future, no styrofoam, only paper.  Worship Committee members will oversee this.  This will be reviewed at the next meeting of the worship committee on July 4.  

  11. Post-it notes may be removed from the pews.  

  12. Laying on of Hands May take place if the persons being ordained have been fully vaccinated. 

  13. Wind instruments will be allowed in the Worship service in the sanctuary.  

  14. The offering plate should remain stationary at the front of the sanctuary as it is currently and will NOT be passed.  

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