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In-Person Services

REGISTRATION 

In order to ensure social distancing and keep our seating capacity to a safe number, we are asking all attendees to register before attending a worship service. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

              

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

 

Registration can be done online by clicking your preferred service time above. Registration will open the Wednesday evening before the upcoming Sunday.

Registration is required due to our capacity being limited to 50 households per service in accordance with social distancing guidelines.  This helps to ensure the safety and health of all of our guests.

Every household will be checked-in upon arrival, so we are asking for attendees to arrive between 8:30 am - 8:45 am for the 9:00 am service and between 11:05 am - 11:15 am for the 11:30 am service.

We have implemented enhanced sanitation protocols in all areas, with a particular focus on wiping down and disinfecting doors, handles, bathrooms, windows, counters, and other high-touch areas before, during and after services. Appropriate signage (e.g. The 3 Ws, Social Distancing) has been placed throughout the building. Additionally, all staff and volunteers serving on a particular Sunday will be required to have their temperature checked before entering the building.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will make adjustments as needed based on developments, additional information and guidance from Federal, state and local authorities. 

Please do not attend if you:

Have experienced COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, or if a member of your household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive, or until you or your household member has been symptom-free and fever-free without taking any medication for at least seven days. 

Have traveled to any of the high-risk countries in the last two weeks.

Have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected to be positive with the novel coronavirus.

All staff, volunteers, and attendees are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building. Those with a platform role are permitted to remove their mask only while on the platform.

At this time, wearing a mask is required in order to attend a service at Southbrook. If
you are unable to or prefer not to wear a mask, we invite you to continue worshipping
with us online.

Wearing a mask is a reasonable precaution to take based on scientific knowledge, especially when large groups of people are gathered indoors for an extended period. Wearing a mask also demonstrates to others in our congregation and community that we are concerned for their safety.

In order to create an environment that is safe and comfortable for everyone, we ask that you maintain social distancing at all times. Due to the resulting space constraints in the lobby and worship center, we request that you visit with people outside, after the service has finished. 

In order to create an environment that is safe and comfortable for everyone, we ask that you maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore, physical greetings will not be possible. Although the culture at Southbrook is highly relational, not engaging in physical greetings at this time is actually an expression of love and care for others. 

There will be no handouts, pens, notes, Bibles, or other resources available. If you are wanting to use these items, please bring them with you when you come. Notes can also be taken with our Southbrook App.

We encourage the use of contactless giving options like our app, website or text, as much as possible. Offering baskets will be located near the exit doors for those who prefer to give by cash or check.  Our practice at Southbrook is to celebrate communion approximately monthly. On those Sundays, we intend to use individually pre-packaged elements that will safely be distributed before the service begins. 

No. Until it is determined this can be done safely, Southbrook will press pause on providing these items before, during or after services.

Seating will be limited to 50 households and on a first come first serve basis. Households will be required to sit together and socially distanced from other households.

We will not have separate Kids and Students programming during the initial phase of our in-person gathering, so families will worship together. We will continue to provide Kids Online and Students Online.

For kids that are attending the service with you, below are printable activity sheets your child can bring with them. 

Activity Package (Younger)

Activity Package (Older)