We are so glad to be able to worship together in person. At all of our gatherings, we will follow CDC guidelines and attendance will be limited to 20% of our capacity. Services are as follows:
- Jennersville Campus: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the main worship center.
- Kennett Campus: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the main worship center.
- Willowdale en Espanol: 10:30 a.m. in the Kennett Chapel
- March 7
- March 14
What to Expect
We know that some of us are really excited to be meeting together, while others aren’t comfortable yet. If you are in the latter group, please continue to worship with us online. We want to do all we can to maintain good connections with everyone. For those who plan to attend in person, registration is required.
In order to assist with physical distancing, attendance will be limited to 100 people per service in Jennersville’s main worship center and 150 people per service in Kennett’s main worship center. We will have some chairs set up, but we will also allow space for those who want to bring their own chairs or spread a blanket for younger children. Our risers will be open with every other row closed to maintain distancing.
Please arrive early to allow time to find your preferred seating.
A mask is required at all times for everyone over the age of 2, except for those speaking or singing on stage.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building. Common areas including bathrooms will be wiped clean between services.
After the service, please maintain distancing while you exit, and have conversations outside in the parking lot.
Children’s ministry and nursery care will not be offered at this time. We will continue to evaluate how and when we might resume more kid-friendly ministries. We will keep everyone posted as plans develop.
Our café will remain closed as well, but you are welcome to bring your own drink to enjoy—just make sure it has a secure lid!
We will not be handing out bulletins. Our song lyrics and other important information will be on the screen.
Questions and Answers
Why do we have to have mitigation efforts, like distancing and wearing masks, for our gatherings?
It is our understanding that large gatherings that include singing, especially indoors, hold higher risk for exposure and transmission of COVID-19. After researching the issue, we believe the safety measures and precautions we are taking are appropriate at this time. These steps enable us to gather as safely as possible.
We understand some individuals would prefer to not wear a mask, but for the well-being of all, and for the sake of unity within our church, we ask that each person (over the age of 2) wear a mask while on the church property. Masks will be provided for those who don’t have one with them.
Why isn’t the Children’s Ministry resuming at the same time as Sunday gatherings?
We love our kids and eagerly look forward to WDK resuming on Sundays. However, due to the difficulty of social distancing and other best practices outlined above, we think it best for kids to remain with their families for the time-being. Nonetheless, we do encourage families to come with their children! This is a great opportunity for children to learn and grow as they observe you and others worshiping together. We will be sensitive in our service content and length, and will provide materials to help children engage.
When should I stay home?
Obviously people should stay home if they have been exposed to the coronavirus, or are showing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
What will we do if someone in our community contracts COVID-19?
If we are informed that someone has tested positive and has gathered with us, we will work with the Chester County Department of Health on follow-up communication and procedures. While registration information may be used for contact tracing, the privacy of the ill and those in contact will be maintained.
How safe is our building?
The HVAC system in our building fully exchanges the air more than 7 times an hour; so every 8-9 minutes all the air in the building is “new.” We are also taking great care to limit the parts of our building that will be touched, and then to clean those items—like door handles and bathroom fixtures—after each service. Our goal is to make our gatherings as safe indoors as they have been outdoors.