Resuming On-Site Worship

Welcome back! Our doors have reopened  for on-site worship.

 

Reservations

We are concerned for our Wallace congregation and your health is a priority to us. You will need to make a reservation to join us for worship Sunday mornings. Because physical distancing limits our capacity, reservations are required, seating is limited, and ushers will assist you. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive early and before 10:20 p.m., to avoid a large que. There will be no access to the upper level or to the office or children’s wing.  After the benediction, ushers will dismiss you by rows and direct you on how to leave.

 

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • If you or anyone in your household has any of the following symptoms, please worship at home using our livestream service

    • Fever over 100°

    • Cough or sore throat

    • Shortness of breath

    • No taste or smell

    • Not feeling well

    • Any known contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 or are being tested for COVID-19 (in the past 14 days)

    • If you are in one of the at-risk groups, we strongly encourage you to worship at home

  • Face masks must be worn at all times.

    • Entry without a face mask will be prohibited. 

    • Children (except those 2-years-old and younger) should wear a face mask as best as they can

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the narthex doors

 

On-site Worship FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About On-Site Worship

Do I need to make a reservation for each Sunday?
A. Yes. You need to make a reservation for each Sunday. You need to make a reservation for each person attending, adult and child, and even a friend who is not a member.

If I bring a friend will they need to have a reservation?
A. Yes. Friends and visitors need a reservation.

Can I pick where I want to sit?
A. No. To maintain required safe distancing we must work with a different number of people each Sunday and cannot guarantee a seat or reserve future seating. Everyone must be flexible.

I see some people sitting in the same area each Sunday. Why can’t I?
A. Some repeated seating is due to family size. Others may be due to physical limitations and following the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Can I have my Elder arrange my seating for me?
A. Your Elder can make a reservation for you, but they cannot pick where you will sit.

Is there fellowship before the service starts?
A. No. We suggest you take your seat and prepare your heart and mind for worship. Fellowship is outside after the service.

Do I have to come early?
A. Yes. It takes time to get people seated and the live stream starts promptly at 10:30.

Are bulletins available?
A. If you want a bulletin go to the church website and print one to bring with you.

Can I sing?
A. No, but you can hum. We do permit you to say the congregational readings.

Can I bring an offering?
A. We encourage you to mail your check, send an electronic check, or give online. Please see the FAQ page on our website for more information: https://wallacepca.org/giving/questions/

Are all the bathrooms closed?
A. No. The only open bathrooms are by the kitchen.

Are parts of church off-limits?
A. Yes. The church is closed, and the only open areas are the narthex, sanctuary, and bathrooms near the kitchen. Do not go where signs state the area is closed. Doing this may increase risk and causes additional cleaning to be done.

Can I fellowship with friends after the benediction?
A. Yes, only outside with physical distancing and while wearing a mask. After the benediction you must immediately exit to the outside. Do not linger inside the sanctuary.

 

Other important information:

  • Bible passages, unison readings, and words to the songs and hymns will be projected on screens. If you must have a bulletin, we encourage you to print one at home to use and bring with you. The bulletin may be found here.

  • Please keep your children close to you, since there will be no nursery or children’s worship and the children’s wing is closed.

  • The playground equipment is off limits.  Please keep your children off the playground swings, slides, etc.

  • We will not be serving communion at this time.

  • Restrooms will be limited to single-person use.  Do not gather or wait in the hallway.

  • Please continue making your contributions by sending checks to the church office or via online giving; no offering will be received.

  • There will be no coffee fellowship but once outside you may fellowship with one another provided you do so away from the doors, with masks on, maintaining 6′ physical distance.

 

Please call (301-741-2391) or email Terry Carman if you have any questions or concerns. 

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