Covid-19 update

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

in person services have resumed!

 
 
A Letter from Pastor Al:
 
This has been a tough time for all of us, and some have suffered more than others. Through this crucible of change and transition, I pray we will emerge stronger and more eager to pursue God, build relationships and unleash compassion.
 
Your leadership team has put much prayer and thought into this re-opening plan. Before I share it, allow me to just say a few things:
 
> Our primary concern is your safety.
 
We love you and we also love our neighbors. Therefore when we reopen our doors, things are going to be different-but we believe different is good. Not everyone is at the same level of comfort with this pandemic- and that is why we believe this plan considers all comfort levels. We kindly ask that you wear a mask into the building until you are seated and properly socially distanced.
 
> We heard your voice.
 
For those of you who completed our re-opening survey, thank you! It was a tremendous help in knowing what you are expecting as we reopen.
 
> Things will be different-did I already mention that? 🙂
 
If you would have told me on January 1 of this year that we would have to close the doors of the church building for 3 months, I would not have believed you. But now we know much has changed- and we have to adapt; we must be flexible.
 
1. Service times:
9:00 & 10:30am on Sundays
Online “reservations” beginning each Thursday at noon to prevent OVERRUN in one service
Maximum number will be less than 60 per service
Time to clean and sanitize surfaces between service times
 
2. Directed seating:
When you arrive, Host team members will seat you in families, individuals and couples-from front to back. This will require you to be flexible; we will keep 3 chairs between each family unit to ensure safety and comfort.
When the service is over, you will be dismissed by rows from back to front to ensure there is not clogging of the lobby area. This will also allow us to reset the room, sanitize touched surfaces, etc.
 
3. Touchless service:
Doors will be opened for you; no offering or communion plates will be passed. Offering will be collected in receptacles in the lobby. The communion & bulletin will be placed on chairs ahead of time, by gloved volunteers. We will not be serving coffee, but encourage you to bring your own. 
 
4. Online service will continue:
We love our online attenders and we will continue to offer that option-pandemic or not. In fact, that experience is going to get better as we learn more tricks of the trade. If you are not quite ready to re-enter a congregant setting, we totally understand that and support you.
 
Through all of this, I again ask you to be flexible and realize that what we are doing is necessary to provide the very best experience for our church and community. I can’t wait to see you on Sunday!
 
 
Pastor Al
 
 
 
Not ready to come back just yet? That’s okay! Continue watching online one of three ways:
 
 
 
 
 
Email al@compassiondelaware.org with any questions or concerns!