IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICE INFORMATION

*In-Person Worship Service Updates – As part of the Delaware County community, Rural Chapel uses the counties Covid-19 Risk Levels to help guide us when making decision about in-person services.  For levels 1-3 in our county, Rural Chapel will continue in-person services with social distancing and safety measures.  If Delaware should move into a level 4, all in-person services will be suspended and we will move to online only, via our Facebook Live page. If you would like more information about Ohio's Risk Level's, please click HERE to be redirected to the Ohio Department of Heath's Risk Level Guidelines.

We are so excited to welcome our church family back into our building for services.  However, doing so means we all need to take extra precautions to protect the health of all who choose to join us.  Please see the guidelines laid out below.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at rchapel@ruralchapel.org.  We can't wait to see you all!!

*If you are sick, please stay home! The CDC has identified the following symptoms to be connected to Covid-19: cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

Precautions For High Risk Individuals: Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

If you are at higher risk, you should stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with people who are sick to protect yourself.

Call your doctor if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your medical condition or if you get sick.

Masks: We are requiring everyone to wear masks which cover their noses and mouths while inside the church building.  We have a limited number of masks that we can give out if you forget yours.

Traffic: We are asking people to come in the Sunday School wing doors and exit out the main doors in order to create a one-way flow of traffic to help with social distancing.  We have closed the rear of the church to unnecessary traffic.

Seating: We will be placing seats in family groups six feet apart and at a distance of at least sixteen feet from the stage.  We will make groupings of chairs for people who have quarantined together and traveled to church in the same car.  If you have a group larger than four, please let us know ahead of time.

Bulletins:  We will plan to do everything without bulletins for the time being and instead will make use of our projector screen and weekly emails to replace the function of the bulletins.

Social Distancing:  We are asking people to maintain six feet of distance between each other and to refrain from making contact while they are at church.

Hand Sanitizer:  We will have hand sanitizer available at both entrances and near the front bathrooms.  We are happy to once again be able to offer in-person communion!

Communion:  We are happy to once again be able to partake in in-person communion services!  On communion days, individual communion servings can be picked up upon entering the church.

Snacks:  For the time being, we will have no snacks or coffee as part of our fellowship.

Singing:  We are excited to invite the congregation to join us in singing once again!  We do ask that all congregation members remain masked for the entire service, but we encourage you to lift your voice and praise the lord along with us through song!

Offering:  We will have an offering box located at the exit door for you to place your offering in as you leave.  This allows us to not create more points of contact by passing plates.

Kids Church: In-person kids church is back!  Kids ages pre-K through 5th grade are invited join us during in person service for fun and kid appropriate Bible lessons. Masks will be required, and the children will follow all current COVID protocols while in kids church.

Cleaning:  We have access to commercial grade disinfectant and will sanitize high touch areas after service.  It would be a blessing to find a couple people who would commit to doing this on a regular basis.

Livestream:  We are planning to continue to livestream indefinitely in order to care for those who are not comfortable coming to church.  We have also grown our reach to people outside of our local area who we want to continue to include.

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