We are encouraging our elderly and those of you with concerning health conditions to remain home and continue to watch online. Please join us online if you’ve had the following symptoms:
- Fever over 100 degrees
- Cough or sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days
If you are planning to join us physically for a service, here are some guidelines we are implementing:
Sanitation will be an ongoing priority with our Cleaning Team consistently cleaning the building throughout the morning.
We have air purifiers operating within our church and are running them during the week as well as throughout the morning on Sundays.
Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility.
The doors will be propped open as you enter the church to prevent the need to touch door handles. Greeters will welcome you to the church with a smile and a wave at the appropriate distance.
The Coffee Cove time is suspended until further notice.
Ushers will stand inside the auditorium to help you find available seating while maintaining reasonable social distancing.
We use an electronic, digital bulletin rather than a printed, physical bulletin.
We will continue to provide high quality, worshipful online services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am for those that choose to join us via live stream.
Our services, for the time being, will be slightly shorter in order to better accommodate everyone coming and going. This will include corporate singing and preaching.
Nurseries and Children’s Church (through 5 years old) are available during all three services. See more details about the Children’s Ministry reopening below.
The 8:00am service is a mask only service. Masks are required for everyone 2 1/2 years old and up.
Will you be live streaming all the services? Yes, we will be live streaming all three services (8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am).
Are we capping the attendees per service? Yes. We will only accommodate as many people in the auditorium that allows for reasonable social distancing. Once the auditorium is deemed full, we will direct people to the overflow.
Do we have to wear masks? The 8:00am service is a mask only service. For the other two services, we urge anyone with a compromised health condition who still intends to worship corporately to wear a mask. Otherwise, we are not requiring anyone to wear a mask. You may wear one, but it is not mandatory.
Will we receive a physical bulletin? Our weekly bulletin is digital-only. Text ‘BLTN Saylorville’ to the number 41411 to receive this weekly online bulletin.
Will the church be cleaned during the services on Sunday? Yes, we have a Cleaning Team scheduled every Sunday that is cleaning during and in between all services.
Will we have any childcare available? Yes, for infants through 5 years old. Saylorville Kids: Kindergarten – 5th Grade will be available in all three services starting Sunday, September 13th.
RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
With the opening of Saylorville Kids and classes offered for infants through 5th grade, we want to first acknowledge the difficulty of socially distancing kids. We understand there are risks to having kids classes and strive to minimize those risks and provide a safe and healthy environment for our families. While we have updated policies and procedures in place, we are prepared to make adjustments as things progress and change. We know that each family has their own comfort level with the current situation and we both honor and respect each family’s decision to either return or stay home.
PARENT AND CHILD
Check-Ins – Each family is required to check-in and acquire an appropriate name/parent tag before dropping their child(ren) off in a classroom.
Update to our Illness Policy – We ask that if anyone in a family is ill, that no one from that family attends a Saylorville Kids class on Sunday. This is a modification of our current illness policy, but a change we feel is necessary considering the current situation. The Saylorville Kids Illness Policy will be posted in all classrooms and will be strictly enforced.
Bathroom and Hand Washing – We ask that parents take their child(ren) to the bathroom before dropping them off at class. A visit to the bathroom before class can help us limit bathroom trips during class and ensures all kids have washed their hands prior to entering the room. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms and can be used as needed.
Cleaning/Sanitation – Classroom volunteers will be cleaning/sanitizing classrooms between services. Please wait to drop off your child(ren) until 10 minutes before the service starts to allow the volunteers to properly prepare a classroom.
Masks – Masks ARE required for everyone 2½ years old and older at our 8:00am service. Masks are NOT required during our 9:30am service or 11:00am service.
4 YRS – PRESCHOOL CLASSES
This class is formatted similar to a traditional school classroom setting. In this class, children will learn and recite Bible verses, participate in large group worship and Bible lessons, play games, eat snacks and do crafts. Your child is welcome to join this class after turning 4 and will remain in the class until they start Kindergarten.
If you have any further questions about Infant – Preschool Saylorville Kids, please contact Alice Bear (email@example.com.)
KINDERGARTEN – 5TH GRADE
These classes follow a format similar to the 4’s through preschool class. During class time your child will learn and recite Bible verses, participate in large group worship and Bible lessons, and have discussion in small groups.
If you have any further questions about Kindergarten – 5th grade Saylorville Kids, please contact Rachel Willey (firstname.lastname@example.org)