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On Sunday morning, we have a virtual-only worship service. On Sunday nights, we now have an outdoor, in-person worship service in the church backyard and several safety measures are required for attendance. Worship details are below.

We have a mixture of virtual and outdoor, in-person activities this summer. Check out our summer schedule to view those events. The church building remains closed and the church office and staff can be reached via phone and email during regular office hours.

Worship

Our primary worship service is a virtual-only service on Sunday mornings at 11. We stream this live service on our Facebook page as well as the worship page of our website and then save the videos so they can be viewed at a later time. This virtual service provides the most safety for our church family and allows those who could not attend in person an option to participate.

We recognize some congregants want in-person worship due to limited access to technology, difficulty encountering God through a virtual platform, among other reasons. In an effort to balance the longing for and benefits of in-person worship with the need to offer a healthy and safe environment for those who participate, our deacons and staff have been meeting to discuss a variety of options. Trying to do a virtual/in-person hybrid service at this time would most likely negatively affect the quality of both experiences. Therefore, the Deacons, with support of the Administrative Committee, have approved a plan for an outdoor, in-person worship service on Sunday evenings in addition to our Sunday morning virtual service.

The outdoor service will be in our backyard by the playground at 7 p.m. In order to protect our church family and community, everyone who attends will be required to observe the following safety measures.

  • Everyone age 5+ must wear a mask unless prevented to do so by a health condition. Masks will be available if you do not have one.
  • Maintain at least a six-foot distance from people not in your household. This means no hugging, handshakes, high fives, or any other physical contact.
  • Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. We will not be providing seating.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer (provided) before and after the service.
  • If you have a fever or are ill in any way, stay home.

You may use both parking lots and the street behind the church for parking. There will be no indoor alternative, so on rainy days the service will be canceled. The service itself will be a simplified version of our Sunday morning service with the same scripture focus and hymns. There will be no children’s programming or nursery care. The gym restrooms will be available for use, but are limited to one person at a time and supplies will be provided so that you can disinfect all surfaces after use.

For more information, check out the videos below. The rules video was made by member Jared Wilcox and the Facebook video is a replay of William’s live info session.

Ways to help during this difficult time:

Donate food to the SCMS Backpack Program

Scott County Middle School continues to distribute food to hungry families through their backpack program. We have set up donation bins at the McEuens’ (409 E. Main Street) and the Roses’ (168 Carriage Lane) to collect food. These bins will be located in front of the houses from 10 to 4 each weekday. Please follow all sanitation and physical distancing guidelines as you drop off food. Nonperishable items that are easy to disinfect are preferred. Click here for a list of suggested items.

Financially support our ministry partners

These three ministries could really use our financial support right now. Please consider making a gift to ensure their vital work continues. You can give online through our website and select which organization to support using the drop-down menu.

Offer assistance to your Faith family

Fill out this online form if you are willing to offer help to Faith friends and members. Ways to help include running errands, calling regularly to check in, offering technical support, and giving money to alleviate financial stress.

Sew Masks

If you sew, let us know if you are interested in making masks. We have sewing machines to borrow if you need one.

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