FBC Paris Plan for Gathering Again

As of June 1, 2020


This Sunday, June 7, is the day we have been waiting for!  We will have the opportunity to begin gathering again for weekly worship. As we shared a few weeks ago, our gatherings will look a little different for a while until we can resume our regular schedule. With that said, here is our plan for gathering this Sunday:

 

PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS

  • We desire to provide an opportunity for the body of Christ to gather to worship. We also want to gather in a manner that demonstrates love for God and for others.
  • We will only gather for worship on Sunday mornings until further notice.
  • If you are sick or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19, please stay home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable being in a crowd, please feel free to stay home.
  • Please know that it is okay to wear face coverings if you choose to attend worship in person.

 

CHOOSING A WORSHIP SERVICE TO ATTEND

  • We ask that our senior adults and those who are in a high-risk category plan to attend the 8:30 a.m. worship service.
  • We ask that families with school-aged children plan to attend the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
  • Other families and individuals may choose between the two services.
  • We will provide overflow seating for each service in Orr Fellowship Hall (if needed) with a live video feed from the sanctuary.

 

ARRIVING AT THE CHURCH

  • Please plan to arrive at the church no more than 30 minutes before the service time.
  • We will have designated handicap parking spaces in front of the sanctuary on Ruff Street.

 

ENTERING WORSHIP SERVICES

  • If you plan to sit on the main floor of the sanctuary, please enter and exit through the garden entrance on Ruff Street.
  • If you plan to sit in the balcony of the sanctuary, please enter and exit through the front doors of the sanctuary on Ruff Street.
  • If you need to sit in the overflow section in Orr Fellowship Hall, please enter and exit through the Christian Life Center entrance on Brewer Street.
  • We encourage you to utilize the parking areas nearest the sanctuary entrance you plan to use.

 

FINDING A SEAT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • When you enter the building, an usher will assist you in finding a seat.
  • We will provide you an assignment for seating based on the number of people sitting with you. We are planning seating in the sanctuary based on individuals and groups of 2-3, 4-6, and 6-9.
  • We ask that you sit in your assigned area so that we can make the best use of space in our sanctuary and maintain proper social distancing.
  • We encourage you to maintain proper social distance between others when seated.

 

EXITING WORSHIP SERVICES

  • At the conclusion of the worship service, ushers will assist in dismissing the congregation.
  • You will exit through the same doors you used when you entered the sanctuary.

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • We will broadcast our 11:00 a.m. worship service through Facebook live.
  • All doors possible will be propped open to reduce areas of contact. Ushers will be present simply to greet and will remain at proper social distance.
  • The worship spaces will be sanitized before and between worship services.
  • We will not print worship guides and will receive offerings at designated locations as you enter and exit the sanctuary.

 

SPECIAL NOTE TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

  • Please know that we love children of all ages and they are always welcome in our worship services! The joy of being together will always outweigh any perceived distractions by our children.
  • Please be aware that there will be no childcare provided, but we will have designated areas if you need to leave the sanctuary with your child.
  • Children will remain with their parents during children’s time with Ms. Angela.

 

                Please continue to pray as we prepare to gather again. I look forward to seeing you soon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In Christ,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bro. Trent

 


Resources

In the midst of these changing times, we are still able to interact with each other. Below are a few resources to help you connect with others.

  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. This resource can help you connect with multiple small group members at once through video chat. It is perfect for Discipleship Groups or Sunday School classes! Click the image to the left to be redirected to the Zoom website.

  • Facebook groups

    Facebook Groups are a great way to keep in touch with others in church. You can create your own group for your specific small group, invite the members of that group to join it, and share information instantly. You can upload videos, post photos, add text to check in on others, and more. Facebook even has privacy settings that you can utilize in order to secure your groups. Click the image to the left to be redirected to the Facebook Groups page.