Your safety is our priority
Black Rock Church of the Brethren
is planning on reopening on
July 5, 2020, at 10:15 am
with in person services and “physical distancing”
General reopening recommendations:
¨ everyone is to wear a face mask inside the church building
¨ masks will be available for those who don’t have one
¨ there will be no handshakes or hugs and we ask that you reserve your talking for outside.
¨ we encourage the use of hand sanitizer in the narthex and at back door entrance
¨ sanctuary and any used rooms will be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis
¨ there will not be nursery care, but parents may use the changing facilities in the nursery
¨ if anyone has concerns/suggestions about the reopening process, call the church office or a member of Leadership or Deacon Team
¨ SS will remain closed at this time. We will look at this later in the season.
¨ 10:15 am worship services will restart on Sunday, July 5
¨ There will be live ZOOM options for those who are not ready to return to in-house worship. Recordings on the website will continue.
¨ there will be no greeters for now, we ask that you enter prayerfully and get seated without socializing inside the building.
¨ seating will be in every other pew-as marked, families may sit together and non-family in a pew will stay 6 feet apart
¨ we invite special music (vocal or instrumental) to be
submitted by video for broadcasting. Please call the office to sign up.
¨ hymnals will be absent from the pews as we will not be singing or reading in unison at this time.
¨ there will be no children’s story for the months of July & August. We will revisit this item later in the summer. We will be providing activity pages for the children to work on during the service there will be no “children’s church”
¨ children should bring their own toys or books since the toy bags at the back of the sanctuary will be removed
¨ during announcements or sharing of joys and concerns, the microphone will not be passed but a floor mounted microphone will be available at the front of the sanctuary
(we encourage announcements to be given to secretary for the bulletin by wed at noon)
¨ offering plates will be at the back of the sanctuary (plates will not be passed) or you are encouraged to continue
E-giving or mailing checks.
¨ the Pastor will not be at the back of the sanctuary to greet people and we ask that you leave the building promptly
¨ we encourage parking lot talk after service- out in the
¨ When using the restrooms we ask that you limit the number of persons in the room to 2 in the Women’s and 1 in the Mens at a time.
services will continue to be recorded and posted for those who don’t yet feel safe in attending in person.
The Audio /CD ministry will continue as long as needed