Latest Update - July 11, 2020

Sale Creek First Baptist Church’s purpose is to glorify God, and our mission it to make disciples of Jesus Christ. While our purpose and mission can be accomplished outside the physical walls of the church, it is so much easier to function in these endeavors when we can corporately worship together live. The burning question each of us asks is when will be able to worship together again live?

With a strong desire to be sensitive to the suggestions of our State and local leaders as well as the safety and emotions of our congregation, our staff and deacons have formulated the following plan to reopen Sale Creek First Baptist Church for live in person worship. We will reopen in phases as follow.

Phase One (EFFECTIVE NOW)

  • We will offer 2 Sunday Morning Worship Services at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Services will be abbreviated to no longer than 60 minutes to allow for time to sanitize between services.
  • Each service will be limited to 50 attendees. We ask that each family pre-register on the church website for desired service. This limit is so we do not exceed the stipulated capacity and to allow for physical distancing.
  • Entrance and exit to the church building will be limited to the front doors only. Someone will be present to open doors to minimize your need to touch door handles.
  • Chairs will be rearranged to help observe physical distancing. You will be able to seat yourselves, but we encourage you to keep in mind physical distancing, limited seating and other people as choose your seat.
  • Offering plates will not be passed but will be placed on the table in the vestibule. You are encouraged to give online at SaleCreekFirstBaptist.org, mail your gift to the church, or place it in offering plate in the vestibule.
  • Bulletins will not be handed out. Announcements will run on the screens before and after the services.
  • At the end of each service, we will dismiss by rows in order to maintain distancing when dismissing.
  • We will refrain from shaking hands and hugging while using alternative ways to greet each other such as waves and smiles.
  • Masks are recommended and will be worn by church staff and leadership. Hand sanitizer will be available on the table in the vestibule.
  • For the safety of everyone, if you are sick, running a fever, have flu-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home.
  • There will be no Sunday night small groups or Wednesday activities. We are working on plans to continue these activities online.
  • During Phase 1, we will not have children’s church or nursery available during our Sunday Morning Worship Services.
  • We will be streaming the 11:00 AM Service LIVE on our website if you do not feel comfortable coming back yet.

 

Phase Two

  • We will offer 2 Sunday Morning Worship Services at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
  • Each service will be limited to 75 attendees.
  • Someone will be present to open front doors to minimize your need to touch door handles.
  • Offering plates will not be passed but will be placed on the table in the vestibule. You are encouraged to give online at SaleCreekFirstBaptist.org, mail your gift to the church, or place it in offering plate in the vestibule.
  • Bulletins will not be handed out. Announcements will run on the screens before and after the services.
  • We will refrain from shaking hands and hugging while using alternative ways to greet each other such as waves and smiles.
  • Masks are recommended and will be worn by church leadership. Hand sanitizer will be available on the table in the vestibule.
  • Sunday night small groups will begin again on campus. Wednesday night activities will also resume on campus.
  • No food will be served on Wednesday nights.
  • For the safety of everyone, if you are sick, running a fever, have flu-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home.

Phase Three (TBD)

  • All church activities return to pre-COVID 19 outbreak schedule.

It goes without saying that these plans are written in pencil simply because of the uncertainty of these unprecedented times. Know this: we are committed to getting back to a normal schedule as soon as possible, but we are just as committed to your safety and making wise decisions in that process.