In-Person Services

This page contains information for those wishing to attend in-person services at STCOC.
As of Sunday, September 6th we are meeting back in the church building. We will have two services.

Below is a link to the registration page for in-person services. Once you click on the link, you will need to choose the 8:45 a.m. service or the 10:45 a.m. service. Put your name, your e-mail and then choose the number of people in your family that will be attending.

Here is the way the schedule will look for the two services.

What to Expect
When you arrive at the STCOC building, there will be someone at the front door to hold the door open for you to limit the touching of shared surfaces. There will also be someone taking everyone’s temperature with a touchless thermometer. While we will not be recording regarding temps, anyone with a temp of 100.4 Fahrenheit or above will not be allowed to enter the building.
 

When it comes time for participating in communion, we will continue to use the method that we used before we stopped meeting indoors. There will be stations set up around the auditorium, with servers wearing gloves and masks. When the time comes, while maintaining distance you will walk to a station and be given the emblems. If you are not comfortable with this plan, you are free to bring your own emblems with you.

 

There will be approximately 30 minutes between the “out of building time” for the first service and the start time of the second service. If the weather is nice, this time slot would be a perfect opportunity to fellowship in person, outdoors in the parking lot or yard.


Our Expectations of You
We will expect everyone to please wear a face covering anytime you are coming in, going out, moving, or singing in the congregation. Face coverings are especially important when not spaced 6 feet from others who do not live in the same household with you. If you do not have one, there will be masks available at the door.


Additional COVID-19 Related Interventions 

In addition to handing out masks, we will have wrist bands available to help us know to what extent each person is comfortable with social distancing. To clarify, we are not attempting to divide people in the church according to their desires and label people. We need help loving each other and are attempting to show concern. Not everyone knows where each person stands and it is hard to respect boundaries if they aren’t known. This is intended to unify the body in love, not divide it or give opportunity to pass judgment on someone for the color of their wristband.

 

There will be 3 options:

 

 Green - Those wearing green wristbands are okay with closer distance, elbow bumps and conversations with less than 6 feet distancing, while wearing a mask. 

Yellow - Those wearing yellow wristbands are okay with talking, but desires some caution and respects social distance guidelines.

Red - Those wearing a red wristband desire no contact, no exceptions. Please keep your distance when having conversation. Those with a red wristband might be high risk or caring for someone who is high risk.

Screening Questions

In addition to taking your temperature when you arrive, we will be asking 5 screening questions.

1. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days? 

2. Is there anyone in your household who is ill or has been diagnosed with COVID-19?   

3. Have you been in contact with anyone who is ill, shown symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19? 

4. Are you experiencing any of the following: new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new muscle aches or headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. diarrhea, vomiting, etc.), chills or repeated shaking with chills, or a new loss of taste or smell?   

5. Has you or someone in your household visited or traveled to one of the states listed about in the past 14 days?       

The following states and territories meet the criteria for required quarantine:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. (updated 9/22/2020)

  

Reasons not to attend, but to continue to participate through online worship:

  • If you are sick in any way (even with mild, cold-like symptoms), or live with someone who is sick in any way

  • If you have been to a state on New York’s quarantine list during the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has

  • If your age or a health condition could make COVID-19 more serious for you or someone you live with

  • If you are not willing to follow the precautions and procedures that we are adopting for the time being

  • If you do not feel safe about regathering or don’t believe the church should regather yet.

To register, please click the link below!

1st Service

Songs                    8:45

Communion         9:05

Sermon                 9:15

Out of Building  10:15

2nd Service

Songs                   10:45

Communion       11:05

Sermon                11:15

Out of Building   12:15

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