CHURCH REOPENING

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In order to love our neighbor and keep persons who enter our facilities safe,
we ask that you help us implement the following guidelines when we return:
 

1. On Sunday morning, only the Sanctuary building (Building One) will be open during the first phase. 


2. Please maintain six feet of social distance from other families from the time you leave your car, throughout the worship service, and also returning to your car.

3. Face Masks are required. Please wear your own face mask. If you do not have one, we will have some on hand that we can provide for you.

4. To maintain social distancing in our restrooms, we ask that only one person be in the restroom facilities at a time. 

5. Automatic free-standing hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrance area of the church so that you may sanitize your hands after touching any hard surfaces. 

6. Although we love hugging and greeting one another, please refrain from physical contact with other people. We will not have a time of meeting and greeting during the worship service or hold hands at the end of the service.

7. Sanctuary seating will be spread further apart. Please sit with your own family unit and maintain six-feet of social distance from other families.

8. An offering box will be located at the entrance of the sanctuary to assist us in giving our gifts to God in a safe manner. We will not be passing offering plates during the service.

9. It has been discovered that singing is a risky behavior because it projects viral droplets further into the air and they remain suspended longer. Because of this, the choir and congregation will not sing during the first phase of re-opening. During the worship service, Ken will sing, and we ask the congregation to participate by listening to him and meditating on the projected words of the hymn on the wall.

10. At the end of the worship service, we will dismiss the congregation by rows to help maintain social distancing.

11. Because the risk is high for children’s activities, there will be no nursery or children’s church during the initial phase of re-opening.

 

12. Other church activities will remain suspended at this time. Small Groups and choir will explore using ZOOM to begin gathering again. The church office will remain closed, but Pastor Lesley is always available by phone (678-491-6721) and in person meetings can be arranged by appointment.

 

COMMUNION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the first Sunday of every month, we will be serving communion during our worship service. We will be doing it a little differently to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  We will bless individual communion wafer and juice sets during the worship service and distribute them when you leave so you can participate in communion safely at home.
 
For those attending worship online, we can deliver communion sets after the worship service to your home so you can participate.  Currently communion home delivery is available to local areas only. Please send an email with your name, address and how many in your household will be participating. Please email brookschurch@brooksumc.com  at least a week before Communion Sunday, so we can be sure to have enough communion sets for everyone.