Covid-19 indicators have returned to green, and green means GO! We have approved the re-opening of our church doors for small groups and for worship. Small groups are welcome to return. This includes small groups from Mt Zion (ex. Book Club, Women of Heart Bible Study, and Writer’s Circle), as well 12-step groups, and small sized renters. Returning to in-person activities will be left up to the comfort of each group and meeting via Zoom will continue to be an option. (Photo shows our first in-person service during the summer of 2020, before the indicators went back to red)
In-person services will start February 7
We are back to a full-worship schedule with twoservices:
- traditional worship service on Sundays at 8:30am
- contemporary worship service on Sundays at 10:45am
Additionally, all worship services will continue to be live-streamed, so those who aren’t worshipping in-person can still be a part of Mt Zion’s church life.
Covenant of Care
Those who come to Mt Zion for in-person worship will be expected to commit to our rules to help protect themselves and others, which will be posted on the entrances as a Covenant of Care, so please read it carefully. Everyone three years and older who enters the building is required to wear a mask. If you need a mask, we have supplies just inside the main entrance.
Attend from home
If you continue to worship from home (because you have health issues, because you’re out of town, because you are not yet comfortable in crowds, etc), refer to our Virtual Resources for up-to-date information on how to watch the live-stream.
What to expect
- Don’t come if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with anyone with symptoms.
- The south entrance to the church will not be open. Please use the main entrance on the north.
- You must wear a mask (unless you’re under 3-years-old).
- Stay 6′ apart, avoiding touching each other, and avoiding blocking traffic. Look for tape marks on the floor to remind you where to stand. (People living in the same household may stay together.)
- Frequently use hand sanitizer or wash your hands, especially after touching commonly used surfaces (handrails, light switches, etc) and after touching your face or facemask. Many new hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed for your convenience.
- No common food or drink will be offered. Please bring your own cup of coffee or water bottle. Communion will be served with individual, pre-packaged wafers and cups of wine.
- Pews are marked for safe social distancing. Please choose among the marked available pews..
- There will be no congregational singing, and spoken responses will be limited. We encourage clapping, dancing, and sign language.
- If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 after having attended church in-person, you must notify the church office, so effective contact tracing can occur, and others who may have been exposed to the virus can be informed.
Our custodian will regularly clean and sanitize the sanctuary and other occupied rooms, along with daily sanitizing of high-traffic areas (entrances, bathrooms, and the administration area). If we discover that a person diagnosed with COVID-19 has been present in the building for a worship service, everyone that attended that service will be notified, and in-person worship will be suspended for 14 days.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.