Reopening June 7th
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CCLE REOPENING
We are excited to be able to meet together in person again. However, in order to do so, there are several things that we will need to implement, according to guidelines established by the authorities. It is not our desire to be overly restrictive or make your experience an unpleasant one, but the following is a list of some of what we will need to do to be able to meet for the time being. We ask for your patience and understanding as we seek to comply with our governing authorities, thereby honoring the Lord, while at the same time worshiping Him together. We expect to make adjustments as we move forward. If you are in a "high risk" group, don't feel well, or are just not ready to gather in such a way yet, please stay home, as we will continue to provide Online Services on Sunday mornings.
WHAT TO DO BEFOREHAND
BY SATURDAY MORNING, 24 hours before sunday service
Please email the church office at email@example.com and let us know that you intend to come to services. Tell us which service (8:30am, 10:00am, or 11:30am), and how many total from your family are coming. Also indicate whether you would like to sit inside or outside. However, there is NO guarantee we can seat everyone inside who requests it. This is not a reservation, but rather is to help us plan. While we will try to accommodate all who wish to come, we must follow maximum capacity guidelines set by the authorities.
ON SUNDAY MORNING:
Take your temperature and do a "self-check" of your health and the health of all in your family, who are planning on attending. If anyone is running a temperature, or has any other health concerns (coughing, headache, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing etc.) then you MUST stay home.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE OPEN OUR DOORS
•. We are only able to accommodate 30 people in the Sanctuary, we will have additional seating outside on the patio as well as the sidewalk and street if needed, while adhering to the Social Distancing requirements.
• If you sit inside, you will be required to wear a mask or proper face covering. You are responsible for providing your own mask in order to sit inside. If you can't, or don't want to wear a mask, you will need to sit outside.
•. There will be NO nursery, childcare, children's ministry, or youth group. If your child is age 10 or over, and can safely wear the proper face covering, they may sit inside with you. Families with younger children must sit outside. Also, the nursing mother's room will not be open.
•. Unfortunately, we will not be able to fellowship or have one on one prayer, etc. after services, because of distancing requirements and the fact that we will need to prepare the building for the next service. The Coffee Bar will not be opened either and we ask that you exit as soon as the service is over.
•. The restroom in the Gatehouse patio area will be available for men. Both of the restrooms in the main building will be reserved for women. The hallway will be closed to all people except women in line for the women's bathroom. Only one person at a time will be allowed in each restroom.
•. Please no handshakes or hugging! We know we will all be happy to see each other but it is important to keep your distance for everyones sake. Give a friendly wave and greeting instead!
A FINAL PERSONAL WORD FROM PASTOR STEVE
These changes will not continue forever, and certainly this is not the "new normal" for CCLE. As we have had to practice patience to this point, we continue to do so as our community slowly reopens. We are opening now to gather for one purpose, and that is to worship the Lord in community as brothers and sisters in Christ. Attendance is voluntary and we continue to make every effort to prioritize online services for those who still must stay at home, or who otherwise do not wish to attend given the new guidelines.
There will be zero tolerance of those who do attend, but wish to cause strife within the CCLE family concerning these rules and restrictions. Please do not voice any criticisms, challenges, or political opinions to the CCLE volunteers or others gathered for worship on Sunday. The church worship service is neither the time nor the place. The buck stops with me and all such criticism should be directed to me, personally, and I will be happy to explain the reasoning behind each decision. Let us at all times remember our witness as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.