RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH REOPENING PLAN – JUNE 14, 2020
Our goal is to create a powerful worship experience that is safe, secure, spacious, and sanitized.
We sincerely ask that you read and adhere to the following plan. We understand that there are different opinions within our church family, but we urge you to respond in a way that promotes unity. We are called to love and respect one another even if we disagree. So please, remember that we are a church family that wants to help everyone have a positive experience when they join us, and that our actions and speech impact this.
River of Life Church will continue virtual services, even as other members begin to engage in person. Some of our attenders may not feel comfortable resuming in-person contact for a longer period of time. We respect your decision and will continue to remain connected to you in other ways.
SICK OR AT RISK
If you have been sick, exposed to sick people, or experiencing sickness we discourage you from attending a physical gathering until it is safe for you to do so. Also, if you are at risk because of your age or underlying health issues, we encourage you to stay home and join us online during this season.
While you are on church property, we ask that you practice social distancing by remaining six feet apart and limiting physical contact with other attenders. Our sanctuary is set up with six feet between each row and section of chairs, and we require that two chairs be left between family units. We also ask that you do not linger in the lobby before or after services so everyone can enter and exit safely.
Our service will be entirely “touch free”. You can potentially come in and leave without touching a single person or object. Front doors and sanctuary doors will be propped open to allow enough space for you to securely and spaciously enter the building. Coffee, water, and food will not be provided, and the water fountain will be unavailable for use. During services, ushers will not be passing offering baskets; instead, offering stations will be available or if you desire, you can give online or through text. On communion Sundays, we will have prepackaged communion elements available by the sanctuary doors to refrain from passing our usual trays. No paper bulletins will be handed out, and our Connect/Prayer cards will be digital during this time.
We will not be opening children’s classrooms until July 5th in order to properly organize and train volunteers. Until then, all children must remain with their parents at all times. There will be a specific plan for children in place before these classrooms are officially opened.
CLEANING & SANITIZING
Our teams will clean and disinfect before and between each service, and at the end of the day. The cleaning team will deep clean and disinfect the facilities weekly. Door handles, bathrooms, chairs, offering stations, and all high touch surfaces will receive special attention.
Masks are not required but are encouraged for those who would like to wear one; disposable masks will be available at the Welcome Center. Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple prominent locations throughout the building. Signs will be posted warning people of the risk of COVID-19 and clearly directing them to our reopening plan.
RSVP FOR SERVICES
To control service capacity, every attender is required to RSVP to the service they are going to attend. Each service has a limited capacity. The RSVP form can be easily found on the home page of our website: www.rlcmn.church.
We are excited to see you when you feel comfortable returning to in-person services.
Thank you for being such an amazing church family!
- RLC Leadership