Dear Rock River Church,
In light of the recent executive order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, we have adjusted our response outlined below. We want to be responsible and respectful toward each other and toward our governmental authorities as we continue to reopen. This includes us complying with recommended safety and sanitation guidelines until those recommendations are altered or lifted. We ask that our church family continue to consider one another with a spirit of graciousness and humility, thinking not only of ourselves, but of our fellow church family members who may have differing convictions and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
View the details below regarding our response to the pandemic.
We will continue our Sunday services at 9am and 11am, at the Holiday Inn, 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, Tx 78666.
We will continue to follow our COVID-19 Kids Program Policies. Anyone entering the Kids Program will have their temperature taken prior to entry, and volunteers will continue to wear masks.
We will continue to post a recording of the teaching and announcements on Monday mornings following the Sunday service.
We will plan to have team meetings as scheduled, following the same guidance as our Sunday services.
Rock River Series and Learning to Pray for Others have resumed, listen for announcements during service or check online for more information.
Please refer to the Texas Governor's "Checklist for Church/Worship Attendees" for specific guidance on health and wellness while attending service.
Face coverings are required at Sunday Services while entering the building and finding a seat. Once you have found your seat and if you're comfortable, you may remove your mask during service. We would ask that you replace your face covering at the end of service either while participating in hands-on prayer or while leaving the building.
Chairs in the auditorium have been spaced out to allow for safe distancing.
We will have hand sanitizer stations around the auditorium, as well as facilities to wash your hands. All frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized before and after services. The auditorium chairs and surfaces will also be sanitized prior to service, in between services, and before an event.
We will have prepackaged snacks and coffee will be available on Sunday mornings. We will not be passing baskets to receive tithes and offerings, but you will be able to use the black box on a table near the back of the auditorium. You may also continue to using online giving options as well.
For those in a higher-risk category or those showing COVID-like symptoms, we encourage you to stay home and participate via our online service.
Due to the variation in our small groups (number of people attending, life-stage, childcare needs, size of meeting space, etc.) there is not a one-size fits all solution. Instead, each group leader will be working with our Lead Pastor to make the best decision for their particular group and needs. Small group information is available on our website, or in the mobile app.
Thank you for your patience, graciousness, and faithfulness through this abnormal season. I'm hopeful that this time apart has served as reminder of how good and faithful God is to us individually. It also can serve as a reminder of how important and helpful our church community is to our spiritual, mental, and emotional health.
If you have any questions regarding our response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love you all,