Session has approved a plan to open the sanctuary for in-person worship on Sunday, October 18, and continue on a week-by-week basis if specific procedures are followed and as long as the virus situation in our community allows us to provide for the safety of everyone attending. We will monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Moscow and follow recommendations from Public Health as well as City leaders in determining whether it is safe to continue to meet for worship in the weeks ahead.
All who attend will be expected to abide by these requirements:
Reservations are required. Seating is limited to provide for distancing. Please call or email the church office each week by the Friday prior to reserve a spot. You will be asked to attest being in good health, and agree not to come if you have a fever or feel ill. Your reservation will be confirmed by the office.
Masks are required at all times, both inside and outside.
If you are in a high-risk category, have any symptoms, or are unwell at all, please do stay home and take care of yourself. Services are livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. and recorded for later viewing on both Facebook and YouTube.
If you have traveled out of the area in the past two weeks, please do stay home as a precaution and join us online.
Hand sanitizing stations are available outside the sanctuary door. Please use sanitizer before entering and exiting the sanctuary.
Sit in designated pews only. Enter through the main double doors and take the available seats closest to the front. Ushers will assist you in finding a seat.
Six-foot distancing is maintained throughout the service between individuals or family groups, whether inside or outside.
Congregational participation is invited during corporate prayers. Prayer requests (joys and concerns) may be written out at home or on a card we will provide, and deposited in a basket as you enter the sanctuary for the pastor to read during Prayers of the People. Singing is discouraged.
Children are welcome to sit with their parents in worship. Parents are encouraged to bring activities for their children. The children’s area in the sanctuary will not be available and childcare in the nursery will not be provided.
At the end of the service, the congregation will exit by pews, starting from the rear. Ushers will assist you. Please do not linger in the narthex, but go directly outside. You are welcome to visit with each other outside, with masks and social distancing in place. No treats or coffee, but you may bring your own water bottle.
Restrooms available upstairs. Please use only the upstairs restrooms, and sanitize everything you touch with the disinfectant wipes provided.
If, after attending worship, you become symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19, please notify the church office immediately. Our reservation system will allow us to let others know of their potential exposure.