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REOPENING FAQS

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WHEN WILL WE HAVE SUNDAY SERVICE?

We will have one in person Sunday service at 8:45am. Registration will be required. The timeframe for adding a second in person service is yet to be determined. Children’s Ministry will NOT be available until further notice. Services at 10:45 and 12:45 will continue to be online only.

HOW MANY WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND AND HOW WILL WE CONTROL THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE?

With the current social distancing guidelines, we are planning to seat 250 people in the Auditorium at any one time. Additionally, we hope to offer overflow seating in other spaces in order to accommodate as many folks as possible. We will provide an online registration system to ensure an equitable distribution of seating. Check the events section on the homepage each Sunday to register for the upcoming Sunday.

WHAT ENTRANCES AND EXITS SHOULD I USE WHEN I ARRIVE?

The main front doors will be propped open for entering the building. The KidBuilders (Children's Ministry) doors will be used to exit the building. Please note that there will NOT be any shuttle bus service until further notice.

WILL RESTROOMS BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, restrooms will be available and restroom occupancy will be limited to four persons at a time to maintain proper social distancing guidelines. Signs will be posted that indicate maximum restroom occupancy.

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES CAN I EXPECT TO SEE WHEN I ARRIVE?

Our reopening plan includes the following: having all main doors propped open to enter and exit, ample hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, regularly scheduled sanitizing of all meeting areas and restrooms, organized seating and dismissal procedures, and staff in place to ensure a safe and enriching worship experience. All staff, greeters and ushers will have on face masks.

WHAT CLEANING AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFEY OF EVERYONE?

All items in the seatbacks have been removed. All areas will be sanitized before and after use, including restrooms, door handles, and hand contact surfaces. Ample hand sanitizing stations will also be placed throughout the building. In order to ensure best practices for safety, we have also revised our protocols for receiving offerings and for taking communion.

HOW WILL WE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING SERVICES?

Our staff will mark available seating in the Auditorium and the Classroom to allow proper social distancing for individuals and families. We will also have sections designated for families that wish to sit together. Our staff will assist in the seating and dismissing of rows to manage foot traffic in a manner that safely models social distancing.

ARE FACEMASKS REQUIRED TO BE WORN WHEN IN THE CHURCH BUILDING?

In accordance with a state executive order issued by the Governor on May 29, face coverings should be worn by anyone older than 9 years old in all public spaces. Accordingly, we ask that you bring your own face covering and wear it at all times when in the building. We will have disposable face masks available for all attendees who request one.

HOW SHOULD WE GREET ONE ANOTHER?

While in the past a hug or a handshake would have been a social norm for greeting one another, a wave and a smile will be the recommended approach at this time.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD WORSHIP FROM HOME?

We want you to feel the freedom to worship with us according to your measure of faith, grace, and personal circumstances, whether in-person or online. However, we realize that the current protocol for meeting in-person reduces the number of people who can worship with us at any given time. We encourage worshipping from home, and we will continue to offer a rich online presentation and experience.

HOW CAN I HELP?

The best way to stay up-to-date is to Text 'GRACECARES' to 25827 for the latest outreach information, weekly projects and how you can serve.

WHAT ARE THE SERVICE TIMES?

For now, our service times will remain the same (Wednesdays at 7:15 pm and Sundays at 8:45am, 10:45am and 12:45pm). Our first corporate meeting will take place with our mid-week 7Fifteen service on June 17. On July 12 we will enter a second phase with the addition of one 8:45am service. Please watch for more details on how to attend in person. We encourage you to continue to join us for Church Online to watch the services on Sunday at 8:45am, 10:45am and 12:45pm and on Wednesdays at 7:15pm. You can also this link to watch: https://www.gracecov.org/chantilly/watch-live

HOW CAN I GIVE?

Here is a link that you can use for your tithes and offerings. This will allow your worshipful giving and our care for our community to continue uninterrupted : https://pushpay.com/g/gracecovchantilly