Worship In a Time Of COVID-19
Updated September 2021

Throughout this pandemic our decisions about these issues has been driven by loving our neighbors. Our understanding from medical and scientific experts is that the best thing any of us can do to both protect ourselves and love our neighbors is to GET VACCINATED.  We encourage you to do that if you are able. 

Due to the increasing covid 19 cases and breakthrough cases, masks are required for worship and other gatherings inside the building at this time.  We have had members experience covid 19 cases and want to protect everyone.  In order for the speaking to be clear during worship, speakers will need to take their masks off at the front of the sanctuary, except when with children for the children’s message when they will stay masked.  To make this safer, we will not have anyone seated in the first three rows so that distancing is maintained.  Thank you so much for working with us as things change.  We want to worship together and do it safely.

We will have fellowship time after worship on the porch! 

This also means that small groups that want to meet in the building may do so following these rules. 

If you need to schedule your group, please contact the office at (801) 363-3889.

Children:  Since children cannot currently get vaccinated, we expect kids to wear masks in worship at this time and also in Sunday School class.  

Fellowship Time: We are welcoming people back to fellowship time after worship!  Come visit in the Fellowship Hall and Parlor! 

Passing things:  We currently will not be passing fellowship pads, offering plates or communion elements. 

Live streaming. All of our worship will continue on Facebook and YouTube

Medically at Risk. No one at high risk or who is not feeling well should attend in person. Please do not come in person if you have a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle pain, or had any of them within the last few days.

Hand sanitizer. Touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at both the entrance and exits.

Air. The turnover of air in the sanctuary has been calculated and will refresh between the two services.

CDC Guidelines. Please remember that the following CDC guidelines are still in effect for each of us when we go out:.
– Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds.
– Avoid touching your face.
– Practice good etiquette when coughing/sneezing.

Group gatherings. Classes and smaller groups may also resume meeting in the building.  The expectations regarding masks are the same as worship.

What Will Worship Look Like?

Entrance and exit points. In general, we encourage people to enter from the front doors (on South Temple) and exit from the C St doors.  (People unable to use the front stairs may of course use the C St entrance to avoid stairs). 

Hand sanitizer. Touch free hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at both the entrance and exits.

Seating. All attendees will be sitting 10 feet apart in marked seating areas.  Family units who live together may sit together, of course. 9 am and 11 am attendees will be sitting in different sections of the sanctuary so surfaces like pews are not shared (this permits them to be safe without cleaning the whole sanctuary between services).

Music. Attendees will need to hum, not sing during worship for now. 

We know worship will look and feel different.  We will continue to adjust to “new normals” as they arrive.  But the value of worship cannot be overstated.  We intend to offer safe worship options both in person and online, which we pray help all of us draw closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus. 

We are hopeful that as the year unfolds, we can move more and more back towards a typical Sunday morning experience, while continuing to offer high quality online worship experiences too.  Please be in prayer for all of us as we navigate through this uncharted territory!  We are confident that God will guide us and we pray that we all are listening well. 

Thank you for your support, engagement and dedication to Jesus through this crazy time!

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