LGBC Coronavirus Task Force Updates

Current Status of Church Activities:

  • On Sunday mornings:
    • Sunday School has resumed and meets at 9:45 am.
    • The Morning Worship Service starts at 11:00 am as usual. The Morning Worship Service is also live streamed on YouTube as usual.
  • On Sunday evenings:
    • We will not have indoor, regular activities at the church on Sunday evenings until announced otherwise due to the need for deep cleaning in between services on Sundays.
  • On Wednesday evenings:
    • J.A.M. meets in the Education Building at 5:30 pm. A meal will not be served during J.A.M. until further notice.
    • The Prayer Meeting/Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm as usual.
    • Choir practice starts at 7:00 pm in the main sanctuary.

February 3, 2021 Update

Our church’s Covid-19 task force met on February 3rd and we are excited to share with you three decisions regarding start-back dates:
 
  1. We will be resuming our Wednesday evening J.A.M. ministry on Wednesday, February 17th.  They will be meeting at their regular time of 5:30 – 7:00pm.  There will be no meal served for the time being.  All adult leaders and students are asked to wear masks at all times.  There will be no “mask off” time during worship or bible study.

     

  2. We will be resuming our Sunday School classes the first Sunday of March, March 7th.  We want to strongly encourage everyone to wear their masks, especially since social distancing is difficult to achieve in many of our Sunday School classrooms.

     

  3. Our choir will be resuming choir practice on the first Wednesday of March, March 3rd. Practice will be held in the main sanctuary.  Kevin will be providing, for those who want one, a special singing mask.  These are something he has become very familiar with in his classes at Milligan – they are safe but make it much easier to sing.

     

We will continue to carry on with safety measures that were implemented early on by our church:

  • Social Distancing – It is important that during our worship time that you socially distance from those who are not part of your immediate household (family units are asked to please sit together so that we can safely accommodate more worshipers).
  • Smiles instead of handshakes – Air hugs instead of body hugs.
  • Masks are strongly recommended to be worn for the entire time you are inside our buildings.
  • Ushers will dismiss our congregation after each service row by row
  • The Tithe and Offering drop boxes that are located in the vestibule and on the table outside the church office will continue to be used. You can continue to mail your offerings to the church or give through our online giving option, which is accessed by clicking GIVING on the menu bar.

All of our members and guests need to feel safe here. That’s the only way to have everyone to feel comfortable. Please respect this request!

Details for LIVE Worship Services on Sundays at 11:00 am

Before we dive into the details, we want to make sure that you understand that your decision to participate, or not to participate, will be respected!  Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you have to do something!  More than anything, we want you to make the decision that is best for you, your family and your loved ones.
 
In addition to saying that, we would also encourage those that are considered high risk, whether it be age, underlying health conditions, medications that suppress the immune system, or other reasons, to stay at home.  Just know that we still love you and we will miss you, but we see no need in taking an unnecessary risk.  For those of you that stay home … we will miss you! 
 

We also want to take this opportunity to let you know that we will continue live streaming the service each Sunday.  This is easily accessed from the MEDIA menu on this website.

Now, let’s dig into the details …

First and foremost we are thankful to have the opportunity to gather and worship.  However, it will be much different than what we are used to.

We have a few things we MUST consider at this point for gatherings here at church:

  1. Social Distancing – It is absolutely imperative for everyone to practice maintaining 6 feet of distance between people not in your family unit. Smiles instead of handshakes. Air hugs instead of body hugs. All of our members and guests need to feel safe here. That’s the only way to have everyone to feel comfortable. Please respect this request!
  2. Masks are strongly recommended for the entire time you are inside our building.
  3. We have placed Tithe and Offering drop boxes in the vestibule and on the table outside the church office
      •    You can continue to mail your offerings to the church or give through our online giving option, which you can access through the GIVING menu on this website.

Now, here is what you can expect Sunday mornings for worship services:

  • We will only have two entrances (the one near the drive-under and the one at the top of the ramp outside the church office).
  • Greeters will greet you outside and someone will open the door for you.
  • We ask that family units please sit together so as to make more seating available.
  • After the service, ushers will dismiss row by row.

Here are some additional points of interest:

  1. Hand sanitizer will be readily available near the entrances.
  2. No private events can be scheduled until further notice within our facilities.