First Mennonite Morton

regathering

    THROUGH SEPTEMBER



    The Elder Team has decided to continue to gather outdoors and online through September.  Plans to re-gather in the building in October are underway.

    RE-GATHERING OUTDOORS


    We will be meeting at 9:30am on the north side of the property through September.

    Here are a few details for you to know as we re-gather:

    ARRIVAL
    Please arrive early to set-up your seating.  The service will begin promptly at 9:30am.

    SEATING
    Please bring lawn chairs, blankets and any protective sun gear.  Some people may be able to sit under the shade of trees, but not all due to physical distancing of 6 feet.  Please consider the needs of others as you decide where to sit.  Some chairs will be set-up on the parking lot for those who may have difficultly on the grass.

    GREETING
    At this time, we do not encourage hugging, shaking hands, fists bumps, etc.  Smiles and waves will be wonderful to give and receive from one another.

    FACE-COVERINGS
    The CDC recommends wearing face-coverings when within 6 feet from other people (not including your own family unit).

    RESTROOMS
    Facilities may be accessed through the Office Entrance.  We ask that there be no more than 3 men/boys and 3 women/girls in the building at one time.

    CHILDCARE
    Children should remain with their parents at all times.

    OFFERING
    There will be designated buckets for you to give easily to the Lord.  If you desire to place your offering in an envelope, please bring that with you.

    WEATHER
    The outdoor service will be cancelled in the event of rain or high winds.  Information will be provided by 7:00am via email, Facebook & our website.  Online services will continue regardless of weather conditions.

    RE-GATHERING INDOORS

     

    The Elder Team assembled a temporary ‘Health and Safety Team.’  They met on September 16, 2020 and have brought forward the following revised recommendations:  

    GENERAL INDOOR INFORMATION

    • Face-coverings are required in all settings at this time; disposable face coverings will be provided; hand sanitizer will be readily available
    • Those who are under 2, those who cannot remove a face covering by themselves or those with underlying health restrictions relative to face coverings are exempt
    • Please do not feel obligated to attend - particularly if not feeling well and/or uncomfortable being around larger groups
    • Please refrain from extending your hands for greeting one another
    • Be mindful of your circles of exposure in the event you or someone within your circle has potential exposure
    • In the event of COVID-19 outbreak within FMC, the Health & Safety Team will consult with the Elders to discuss any additional restrictions or possible, temporary closures

    SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

    • While seated in the Sanctuary, face coverings are advised
    • Some seats normally utilized may not be available due to social distancing; every third pew will be utilized
    • Families cohabitating need not individually separate rather independent households may/shall separate by six feet
    • If needed, the library area will serve as overflow seating
    • All literature, pens, etc. will be removed from the pews
    • Singing will take place; no assembled choir, song leaders will social distance
    • The front pews will be utilized for musician seating and family
    • Musicians shall be six feet apart from one another; vocalists should be placed as far back as possible allowing them to remove face coverings while leading; further spacing can be decided by the Worship Commission
    • There will be designated buckets for you to give easily to the Lord.  If you desire to place your offering in an envelope, please bring that with you.
    • Ushers will dismiss people from the back to the front of the Sanctuary; dismissed individuals will be encouraged to move immediately to the exits and not congregate in the hallways

    CHILDCARE & CLASSROOMS

    • No nursery services will be provided at this time; children shall remain with their respective adults
    • Nursery space will be available for a parent to take their child if needed; toy usage will be decided by the Nursery Chair
    • Structured classes may be offered with social distancing

    OTHER AREAS IN THE BUILDING

    • Drinking fountains to remain closed
    • Restrooms by the Sanctuary will be for single occupancy at this time
    • Donuts and coffee should not be offered indoors at this time
    • Library is only to be used as overflow seating
    • Kitchen is closed unless otherwise decided and overseen by the Kitchen Committee
    • Recreational play in the gymnasium is closed
    • Other spaces may be utilized with social distancing
    • The Property Commission may make recommendations towards proper ventilation efforts
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