Face mask useage- message

Dear Woodstock Family,
There have been several of you expressing concern after seeing a number of people not wearing masks or face coverings during worship services.
As you may recall, we acknowledged that we are entering a time that is going to be a trial and error period and we will not know the quality of our plan until we see the result. We recognize that our plan was not perfect.
We have reviewed the current guidelines regarding our appeal for everyone to wear masks. We realize the original wording could easily be understood to mean our request, asking everyone to wear masks, applied only while entering the building. The intent was that people should wear masks or face coverings for the duration of time in the building (except when speaking from the podium). Revised guidelines are being provided to more clearly communicate the current appeal regarding masks while in our building as a group.
We apologize for the faulty communication on our part. As we move forward, we commit to a higher level of attention.
We must again emphasize that each individual should commit, regardless of your personal comfort level or conviction, to graciously adhere to the revised plan and specific guidance.

Phil 2:3-4
3Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

In Christ’s Service,
the Elders

APPROVED WORSHIP SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
Philippians 2:3-4
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Pre-Arrival
• Take your families temperature- If possible, take your family’s temperature before leaving for the activity. If it exceeds 100.4 please do not attend the activity.
• Please do not attend if- you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have had direct contact with someone who likely has or is confirmed to have COVID-19.
• Go before you go- Use your restrooms at home just prior to leaving for the building. This will minimize the need to use the facilities at the building.
Arrival
• Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to allow for everyone to be seated and the service to start on time at 10:30.
• Be prepared to have temperature taken prior to entering the building. If temp is above 100.4 you will not be admitted.
• Stay together- All family members will be expected to stay together for the entire duration of the entry, seating, worship and dismissal. This will help social distancing as well as maximize seating capacity.
• Parents with young children- Parents with young children should keep their children with them at all times. This is necessary to maintain physical distancing for everyone.
• Observe the physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet between you and others (non-family members).
• Follow any directions given by the ushers.
Entry
• Facemasks- Facemasks are requested for the protection of your church family. Please wear your facemask upon entry into the building and for the duration of time spent inside the building (except when speaking from the podium). Young children will not be required to wear facemasks. All ushers facilitating these procedures will be wearing masks for your protection.
• Entry to the building- Entry will be limited to the front doors, except for those who are physically unable to walk to the front doors. Only those unable to walk to the front doors may enter the drive-thru door.
• Auditorium entry- Entry will be limited to the two double doors from the foyer (please use both sides to limit lines).
• Observe the six feet distancing- while in line to enter and while entering, tape will be marked on the floor to aid in keeping the six feet of social distance.
• Communion- Pick up your communion supplies from a table upon entering. Please avoid touching any except your own individual cup/bread. Please bring the used package when exiting the building and deposit into provided trash receptacles.
• Offering- Place your contribution in the appropriate receptacle provided near the communion supplies (you may use the contribution method you have been using during online worship).
Accessibility
• The foyer and auditorium should be the only areas accessed (any other areas where access is permitted should be visited only as necessary).
• Restrooms will be accessible, but you are encouraged to use them only when necessary. Observe physical distancing when using restrooms (i.e., limit the number of people in them and adhere to the 6 feet physical distancing as much as possible). If you do use a restroom, please wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Use common sense.
• Please wipe down objects you have touched in the restroom with wipes provided in the restroom. (Please don’t flush the wipes please use the waste basket to dispose of the used wipes.)
• Nursery and cry room will be accessible but try to follow physical distancing as much as possible and limit what is used or touched in those locations. Please wipe down objects you have touched with wipes provided. Again, use common sense.
• Fellowship hall, hallways, offices, classrooms, basement, and rooms at the front of the auditorium must be avoided (except for baptisms).
Auditorium
• Ushers will direct you where to sit. Seating will begin at the front and in the middle of rows to assist with physical distancing. Please accept the seating that you are asked to occupy.
• Observe the six-foot distance between your party and any others on the same row.
• All pew back materials have been removed to eliminate unnecessary places for virus transmission.
Exiting
• Remain seated after the closing song.
• Ushers will direct people to exit on a row by row basis (much like at funerals).
• Exiting will be done using the double doors closest to where you are seated at the rear of the auditorium.
• Proceed directly out the front doors (except those physically needing to leave by the drive-thru door.
• Do not congregate in the foyer or the parking lot. Please proceed directly to your cars.

APPROVED FELLOWSHIP HALL ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS
Philippians 2:3-4
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Pre-Arrival
• Take your families temperature- If possible, take your family’s temperature before leaving for the activity. If it exceeds 100.4 please do not attend the activity.
• Please do not attend if- you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have had direct contact with someone who likely has or is confirmed to have COVID-19.
• Go before you go- Use your restrooms at home just prior to leaving for the building. This will minimize the need to use the facilities at the building.
• Parents with young children- Parents with young children should keep their children with them at all times. This is necessary to maintain physical distancing for everyone.
• Observe the physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet between you and others (non-family members).
Entry
• Facemasks- Facemasks are requested for the protection of your church family. Please wear your facemask upon entry into the building and for the duration of time spent inside the building. Young children will not be required to wear facemasks
• Entry to the building- Entry will be limited to the double doors downstairs for the fellowship hall. Please do not use any other downstairs or upstairs entry doors.
• Observe the six feet distancing- while in line to enter and while entering, keep the six feet of social distance.
Activity time
• Stay together- All family members will be expected to stay together for the entire duration of the activity. This will help social distancing as well as maximize seating capacity.
• If seating is used please ensure six feet of social distance between family groups.
Accessibility
• The fellowship hall, kitchen and bathrooms in the hall by the kitchen should be the only areas accessed. All other areas of the building should not be used.
• Restrooms will be accessible, but you are encouraged to use them only when necessary. Observe physical distancing when using restrooms (i.e., limit the number of people in them and adhere to the 6 feet physical distancing as much as possible). If you do use a restroom, please wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Use common sense.
• Please wipe down objects you have touched in the restroom with wipes provided in the restroom. (Please don’t flush the wipes please use the waste basket to dispose of the used wipes.)
• Auditorium, upstairs foyer, hallways, offices, classrooms, basement, and rooms at the front of the auditorium must be avoided.

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