Beginning Sunday, April 4, we will return to our sanctuary for in-person, indoor worship. Our hope is to gather in a way that is filled with hospitality and care so that we may worship God together, always together. We are also committed to stream the services online indefinitely, and we’re developing further ways to engage digitally with the service, in fellowship and with Bible study. As the MAMily, we cling to the truth that we are together and that God is with us no matter our physical location.
Please read this summary of our guidelines for indoor worship that our Covid-response team, Consistory, church staff and pastors have put in place to ensure a hospitable, caring and safe environment for all who wish to participate in this way. For a more detailed look at our protocols and procedures, please see our full MAM Plan for Indoor Worship.
Guidelines for Indoor Worship
In-person Attendance Practice: We will be implementing a registration system to sign up to attend in- person services. The sign up will go live on the church website at 12pm to register for the following Sunday. Please register for one “spot” per household. If there are over 6 people in a household, you may register for an additional “spot”. If you are unable to register online- or unsure on how to do so, please call the church office for assistance or contact Pastor Emily. If you need assistance have signed up but can no longer attend, please email Pastor Emily so that others may join us in your stead.
Masks: As an act of hospitality and care for one another, masks will be required at all times when in the building and must cover both the mouth and nose.
Seating: Ushers will help seat quarantine groups (individuals/households who have consistently quarantined together) from front-to-back on the ends of every third pew. Quarantine groups over 6-8 people may be seated in one full pew. Ushers will also dismiss the congregation from back-to-front after the service. The balcony will be reserved for our sound and projection techs and their quarantine groups.
Building Use: Apart from the use of the bathrooms, the narthex and the sanctuary, the rest of the church building will be unavailable for use. This also means that coffee fellowship and the nursery will remain closed at this time.