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Nursery Now Available During Worship Services

July 9, 2020

Dear Faith Community,

As we continue along in our regathering process, I’m happy to announce that the nursery will be available during the 9 and 11am worship services starting Sunday, July 12! We know some families have not been able to attend in-person worship services due to a lack of childcare, so we’re excited to offer nursery care for ages newborn to five! There is no pre-registration required for the nursery. Please simply come!

In order to provide a health-conscious environment for your child, nursery workers will assist you with check-in to help minimize contact with shared surfaces. Nursery workers will be required to wear a mask, and no snack will be provided for children. Toys and rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between services, and toys will be rotated. If you or your child(ren) are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, as described below, we request you not attend until your symptoms have passed.

Just a reminder that for our in-person gatherings we intend to follow, in spirit, the COVID guidelines provided by St. Croix County and the CDC:

  • If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, we request you not attend until your symptoms have passed. Symptoms may include:
  • Fever
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Gastro-intestinal upset
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Other general symptoms associated with COVID-19
  • Maintain physical distancing: Spacing of at least 6 feet from those outside their immediate family while circulating and seated in the building.
  • We are also recommending that all of our in-person attendees strongly consider wearing a mask, especially during singing. The predominant transmission mode of the COVID virus is via air borne particulates. Speaking and singing will be the two activities, in addition to coughing and sneezing, that will most likely propel a potential virus toward others. In the spirit of Romans 14 and out of love and the desire for the safety of our neighbors, we ask for your help and understanding in this matter. If you are able, please bring your own mask. We will have masks available at the building entrance for those who don’t bring their own.
  • Maintain personal hygiene: We will provide hand sanitizer and encourage people to use it as they enter and exit the building.
  • Cleaning common touch points before and during services will be done as an extra measure of sanitation.
  • We will refrain from shaking hands or engaging in physical contact.
  • Boxes will be provided at the back of the sanctuary for receiving tithes and offerings.
  • We will not conduct communion in service during this period.
  • Worship folders/bulletins will be online only (no print materials).
  • Bibles (at seating) will not be available.
  • Coffee and donuts will not be available.

While we believe these measures will reduce the possibility of infection for those who attend services in-person, we cannot eliminate that risk entirely. As a result, we need you to resolve for yourself whether participating in on-site worship and using the childcare we provide is the best approach for you. The safest alternative, especially for those who are vulnerable or immune-compromised will continue to be worshipping with us online.

If you’d like to attend worship services at the church building this Sunday, please just come—there’s no need to RSVP or register for nursery care for your child(ren)! You can also worship from home at, on YouTube or on Facebook, too!


Tim Porter
Lead Pastor

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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