Grace Bible Church is thrilled to begin meeting once again in a limited capacity this Sunday, May 3! In compliance with Governor Bullock’s Announced Directive on Phased Reopening of Montana, GBC has rearranged our seating to ensure a minimum of 6ft between non-household members.
Due to the new seating rearrangement, our seating capacity has been greatly reduced to ensure proper social distancing. It is our deepest hope not to turn anyone away, but if we reach maximum capacity in the church before the service begins, we will be recommending individuals/families to tune into our livestream which will air at 10:30 am on Facebook.
To further ensure that as many people as possible can join us in person, for our first week of reopening the church we will hold two services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The doors will be closed for a short time in-between services so that surfaces can be cleaned.
Some general church announcements are as follows:
- Please do not congregate in the foyer but take your seats in the sanctuary.
- Please refrain from handshakes and hugs (as hard as that may be!)
- We will not be holding Children’s church or Nursery. Children are always welcome in the service!
- We will not be offering refreshments or coffee.
- Please stay home if you or a family member is not feeling well.
Some general guidelines copied from the Governor Announced Directive on Phased Reopening of Montana and Establishing Conditions for Phase One (https://covid19.mt.gov/)
- When in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
- Strongly consider using non-medical face coverings while in public, especially in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.
- All vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance.
- Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.
- “Vulnerable Individuals” is defined as people over 65 years of age, people with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, or asthma, and people whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy.
We are excited for this wonderful opportunity to corporately worship together again once more. May God bless you and His church as we take this first step in meeting together again!
Pastor at Grace Bible Church of Dillon