Services will be at 5:30 PM on Saturday and at 9 AM and 11AM on Sunday.
We cannot function in Children's Ministry as we did pre-COVID.
However, we believe kids are important and that much of our initial spiritually formative experiences take place while we are young. So here is the plan for different age groups:
K-5th Graders will sit with their parents for the opening music and then be invited to attend a time for kids in the youth auditorium.
After the lesson (before the main service has ended) kids will return to their parents wherever they are sitting.
Younger than Kindergarten - will be with their parents.
Mom's Room: the nursery will be available for mom's with babies. Sorry dads, we want it to be a place safe for nursing.
Youth and Teens: have other meetings designed specifically for them and are encouraged to attend services. Check with Doug W. (507.398.8112) if you have questions about what is happening.
What do I need to do when I attend a service?
Simply wear a mask and keep a buffer of 6 feet. That's it.
Do we have to leave right away after a service?
No, you can hang out and chat (although your family may say otherwise) just keep your 6' buffer and the mask.
However, we would ask that you don't stop in the "Great Hallway" (main lobby) for these conversations. Just move to the west (food court or youth lobby) or stay in the auditorium and help us clean!
Do I need a reservation or a ticket?
Nope! We think we have enough seats for everyone. But if we get a large crowd, we have over-flow space. We realize some churches do this, we really hope not to.
Besides the mask, what else should I bring?
A cup of coffee and a bucket of patience!
Let's start with the coffee. We won't be able to serve food or beverages as we used to. However, feel free to bring a supply of who you need for an hour service. You have permission to eat and drink in the service.
Now for the patience. Candidly, we will experience some inconveniences as we move forward. But I believe the simpliest way to put it, they will be worth it. We are learning, growing and we will get through this together.
Will EVERYONE wear masks?
Well, not everyone...
Very young children will not be required to wear masks. But as soon as it is tolerable, children would be included. Any unmasked children should be with their parents.
Vocalists, while they are singing, will not be wearing masks.
Teachers and leaders from the stage, while they are communicating, will not be wearing masks.
Anyone not wearing a mask on stage will be speaking/singing from behind a plexiglass shield.
Other than those exceptions, we should all be masked up while in the building.