Phase TwoJune 19
This has already been a year that we’ll remember. In less than three months our church, our community, and our world have been disrupted and changed in a way that nobody could have imagined at the start of 2020. Let’s lean in to what God is teaching us right now and learn even more about how to live in tune with His spirit.
In an effort to continue living our our mission as a church and care for those God has entrusted to us, we have put together our plan for Phase 2 reopening. Every effort is being made to ensure that his is prepared to be in harmony with our local leadership, medical professionals, State of Oregon Health Authority and CDC recommendations and the heart of our church family.
Our Sunday services have begun in-person, but we are still remaining online for both services. We have a maximum of 107 people for each in-person service.
In-person services require a reservation/ticket – Our seating reservation system will insure that all family groups will have six feet of physical distancing between them and the next available seating. See our “What To Expect on Sundays” information and video.
2. We will be a touch free service; no handshakes, hugs, or high fives, but smiles and waves only.
3. Following Marion County guidelines, masks will be required inside the building. If needed masks are available.
4. Prepackaged communion will be available.
5. No coffee service will be available but you are welcome to bring your own. We will reevaluate offering coffee service in a few weeks.
6. Offering will no longer be passed around, but offering boxes will be available to give your tithes and offerings.
Because of Oregon’s Phase 2 requirements for social distancing, we will not be providing kid’s ministry or nursery, but are encouraging you to have your kids come to church and sit with you as a family. Kid’s activity packets will be provided. All of our classrooms, including the nursery, will be closed. If you need to leave the service, the lobby will be available. Our SCF Kids Online will continue from 10:15 am – 10:45 am on Sunday mornings if that would be a better option for you.
Thursday services are temporarily postponed until further notice.
WHAT WE HAVE CHANGED TO MAKE YOU SAFE
1. Our bathrooms have touchless faucets and soap dispensers. Bathroom doors can be entered without touching the handle and exited by using your arm to grab the handle.
2. Hand washing sinks, and hand sanitizer will be provided at multiple locations. Sanitation and physical distancing crews will be assigned to high traffic areas like bathrooms, the entry way, and the auditorium.
3. We’ve replaced all of our filtration to viral rated filters.
The office will be open but the building will remain locked. If you need to talk to a staff member: call ahead, make an appointment, or ring the doorbell, Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
SMALL GROUPS including CR, The Daniel Plan, Gleam, and Rooted
1. Rooms Available: The Lodge, Fellowship Room, Auditorium, Lobby
2. Don’t come if you are sick.
3. Masks are required for all persons entering. (If you don’t have one, we will provide)
4. Hand washing is required before entering the building.
5. 6-foot physical distancing must be maintained. (Family groups can be closer.)
6. Food is not allowed but you can bring your own beverage.
7. If food is a part of your meeting, you are welcome to use the eating space that is provided on the patio or in the lawn, but physical distancing remains in effect. We recommend that each person bring their own individual food (sack lunch style) or that your group order carry out food from a local restaurant.
Small Groups Meeting in Homes:
1. We know that the 6-foot physical distancing is a significant barrier for small groups that meet in homes. We are working with each group to develop their own unique plans.
2. Masks are encouraged, and 6-foot physical distancing is required.
3. Groups meeting in homes need to make their own decisions about food, but individual sack lunch, picnic style would be our recommendation. Maintaining an online presence is recommended for those who can’t attend your meetings in person.
Our High School Leader, Devin Geiger, will continue his weekly podcast on Wednesdays, which covers several topics appropriate for students. They normally don’t meet during the summer but because they have not met in person for so long, on July 1 they will begin meeting in person every other week through the summer. Our 6th graders are also invited to begin meeting with us on July 1. The meetings will mostly be hangout time and games with regular meetings resuming in the fall.