The elders have been discussing what it might look like to re-start our weekend services. We have kept close tabs on the Federal government's directives, the State of Indiana’s orders, and the Center for Disease Control. (CDC) Last Friday, Governor Holcomb announced some new guidelines for Indiana. With these guidelines, churches can begin to meet again. We want you to know that your safety and health is our number one priority. We plan to continue to stream all 4 services each week. In addition, each Sunday we will do the 9:15 AM service live in person as well as streamed.
Here are some important bullet points for the live service:
- Any one 65 and over should stay home and watch the live stream.
- Anyone that has had a temperature or not felt well in the last 72 hours should stay home and watch the live stream.
- If you have underlying medical issues or a compromised immune system, please stay home and watch the live stream. Go HERE for more information from the CDC on health related issues.
- There will be no children’s ministry
- There will be no student ministry.
- No activities or programming at this point other than the 9:15 AM main service. The CFC offices will remained closed. You can still reach us by phone 812-867-6464 or email.
- A face mask will be REQUIRED to be worn in order to attend the 9:15 AM service. We have these available.
- CDC social distancing guidelines will be followed. Go HERE for more information from the CDC.
- No coffee, breakfast, offering baskets passed, communion, or baptisms right now. For those wanting to participate in an offering, baskets will be placed outside each door into the worship center.
- No handshaking.
- Outside doors and restroom doors will be propped open where possible.
- We will utilize every other row for seating in the worship center.
- We will dismiss people by row at the conclusion of the service.
- We will use other rooms as overflow should that be necessary.
- We have deep cleaned and sanitized the entire facility including carpets in many areas.
- We will have hand sanitizer available at all entrances.
A decision to return to in person worship is an individual decision that we ask you to take seriously. While we desire to be together again, it may take some time for everyone to be comfortable in returning. We respect your decision and hope this situation passes soon. If you are uncomfortable in a larger group at this point you might consider inviting your small group or friends and neighbors to join you in your home viewing the live stream together and discussing the weekend worship service. As you know, things change quickly. This is our plan at this point, and we will do our best to keep you informed should things need to be adjusted in the days ahead. Thank you for being an important part of CFC. Stay safe! You are in our prayers.God bless you!
Here are the CDC medical issues:
- People with liver disease
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- People with diabetes
- People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People who are immunocompromised
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma