QUANKEY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
RETURN TO WORSHIP PLAN
In March 2020, our Church closed it physical doors due to COVID 19. We continued our worship experience virtually, and GOD continued to Bless us as a Church. Technology allowed us to worship from the safety of our homes, but it cannot replace the experience of our worshiping together. After carefully considering the guidance from medical professionals, our local heath and the CDC, we have developed a plan for resuming in person worship. Each person has a responsibility to look out for the welfare of others. If you suspect that you, or a member of your family has symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID (see list of symptoms in link on website) please stay at home. Information will be available on our website to staff, visitors and congregants about COVID 19 mitigation strategies, symptoms and frequently asked questions (FAQ). We will continue to watch and monitor local, state and National information regarding safely navigating this pandemic.
The following are guidelines and procedures for RETURNING TO WORSHIP:
⦁ The Church will be cleaned and sanitized after all services and activities using CDC approved cleaning supplies.
⦁ Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Seating of visitors and members will begin at 10:15 a.m.
⦁ Everyone attending service will be required to wear a face mask and maintain 6 feet social distancing.
⦁ Visitors and members will enter the Church using the North Entrance only, and will be required to maintain 6ft social distancing while waiting to enter.
⦁ Individuals with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be denied entry and will be advised of next steps.
⦁ An announcement will be made after the benediction informing everyone of when and where to exit. We request that you exit the sanctuary when announced to ensure proper social distancing.
⦁ The Main entrance and the North side door will be used to exit the Church.
Procedural and informational:
⦁ Church members and visitors will be able to place their gifts, tithes and offering in the Tithe box as they enter and exit the Church. Envelopes will be made available. Contributions can also be submitted through our online app “Givelify”. Offering will not be taken in the traditional manner of passing a plate or walking around to dispense your gift on the offering table/tithe box.
⦁ Nurses Ministry will screen all attendees for possible risks before entering the sanctuary. They will also secure information needed in the event that contact tracing is necessary.
⦁ Temperature (100 degree) will be check at the door (north side entrance) before entry to the sanctuary.
⦁ Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
⦁ Members of the same household will be allowed to sit together. Please inform the usher if you are attending as family household.
⦁ Only two females will be allowed in the bathroom at a time.
⦁ Only one male will be allowed in the bathroom at a time.
⦁ Individuals unable to access the sanctuary because capacity has been achieved will be able to access the service via radio signal in the Church parking lot. Information for accessing the signal will be provided.
⦁ Greeters and Ushers are trained and will guide you from the entrance to your seat.
⦁ Sanitizing Stations will be available at the entrance and at other locations in the Church. Stations will include hand sanitizer, mask and gloves.
⦁ Paper programs will not be distributed.
⦁ No choir will be singing. We will have congregational singing.
⦁ Please respect any area that is roped off and do not remove or enter.
Services will still be accessible via Youtube and Facebook. Details will be provided on the Church website. We will not convene for Sunday School or Bible Study until we are confident in returning. Bible Study will continue to be offered virtually on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m