gathering updates

Update: Monday, March 16, 2020


gathering updates

Hello, Church!

We are continuing to monitor the status of developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), and our leadership team intends to prayerfully and responsibly make decisions that keep our church family safe and healthy and to make decisions that keep the community at large as safe as possible. 

As of now, we will continue our gatherings as normally planned starting with our Sunday worship gathering at 10:00am.

We would like to encourage the following safe practices as we plan to gather:

-Firstly, if you or a family member have a fever or are sick, please stay home. 

-Let us know if you are sick so we can pray for you and meet any needs you may have in terms of assistance with groceries or other errands.

-Plan to greet each other with smiles and waves, rather than handshakes and hugs.

-Allow at least 4 chair spaces between family units when finding a seat in the sanctuary.

-Consider setting up online giving: Merge Community Church. We will have baskets available for giving in a stationary location, but we will not be passing them around the sanctuary.

-Continue with safe hand-washing procedures and use the hand sanitizer we have placed around the building.

***We will be taking steps to diligently clean the church and sanitize highly touched surfaces, such as door handles and faucet handles, before and after our gatherings. Our nursery supplies will also be sanitized before and after their use.