Since March 14th, OBC’s physical campus has been closed in accordance with guidelines recommended by national and state government leaders. Last Sunday we were able to worship together for the first time with a special outdoor worship service. This Sunday, as our state officially enters Phase 3 of the “Open Up And Recover Safety Plan”, OBC’s physical campus will officially be open again! Here are the details you need to know as we prepare to gather “Together Again”:
- Beginning this Sunday, June 7, our Worship Center will be re-opened allowing us to worship together at 11am. - For the time being, we will not be scheduling Community Groups on site (Although Community Group leaders are welcome to continue Zoom meetings and/or gather groups outdoors with safe distancing practices). - For the time being, there will be no nursery and no children’s church offered. We ask that all children in attendance sit with and be under the care of their families during worship services. - The Worship Center has been set up for safe distancing. We ask that families sit together with appropriate space between families so that we can provide the safest environment possible. - Overflow/alternative seating will be provided in the foyer (and Children’s Area if needed) along with a video feed of the Worship Service. - For the time being, we encourage our vulnerable population to continue worshipping from home utilizing Facebook Live.
In accordance with current CDC guidelines for communities of faith, we will . . . - Have adequate supplies of soap, hand sanitizer, tissues and no touch trashcans
- Encourage the use of cloth face coverings for those who desire to wear them - Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and shared objects - Promote social distancing at services and gatherings - Take steps to minimize community sharing of worship materials and other items.
Additionally, we will not be serving any food or coffee, we will have all entry doors propped open for “no touch” entry, and we will have hand sanitizing stations available inside the entrance to the foyer.
How long will these measures last? We simply do not know. For now, we will take each week one at a time and make adjustments based on the recommendations of our healthcare professionals and government leaders as new information is provided.
We are all so excited to worship together again inside our new building! Our commitment is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our church and community. We can’t wait to see you Sunday!