in-person meeting plans

Updated: July 13, 2020

We are excited that our doors continue to be open for in-person worship!  Our services are currently being held at 9:30am and 11:00am each Sunday. Please register here for this week's service. We will continue to update this page as information changes. 
As has been our practice, we are following CDC guidelines and doing our best to keep everyone safe.  Please extend grace and love to those who have different opinions about how to respond to the virus.  Let’s leave politics at home and focus on worshipping God when we re-enter the property!

What are some of our safety procedures? 

  • Per Governor DeWine's recommendation, anyone serving at or attending one of our services must wear a mask while in the building.
  • We are striving to provide touchless services. This means doors will be propped open and there will be no programs, pens, or coffee handed out.
  • Please respect the staff and volunteers that will be here to direct you and help you when you arrive!

what is available for Kids and teens?

  • We are excited to be able to welcome all ages to each of our services. 
  • For children birth-4th grade who will be attending one of our kids' classes, please register each child here while you are completing the normal service registration. 
  • Space for our kids' classes are very limited; if we run out of space at both of our services, contact us and you will have first dibs to register for the following week before it is opened to the public.
  • Our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and checking the temperature of each child before they enter. Children under 10 are not required to wear masks. 
  • The Well (high school) and Diversion(5th-8th grade) are holding weekly meetings on Sunday and Monday nights respectively. Masks are required. Please check out our social media pages for information about what is scheduled for this week (Diversion, The Well). 

How will we maintain social distancing during services in the auditorium? 

  • We are making sure that you have 6 feet of distancing front to back and left to right. Of course, family units will sit together.
  • Our distancing plans include making every other row unavailable and if you are seated in the same row, there must be 2 chairs between family units. 
  • Please be patient and work with staff and ushers as we help you get seated so that we are carefully following the CDC guidelines. 

How many people will be allowed per service?

  • We have space to safely seat 115 per service.
  • We have online registration for each service that will open near the beginning of each week. 
  • If we run out of space at both of our services, contact us and you will have first dibs to register for the following week before it is opened to the public.
  • We ask that you NOT just show up if you have not registered in advance... please don't put us in the awkward position of having to turn you away!
  • We will continue to provide a high-quality online experience at 11am each Sunday. 

How should we enter the property?

  • All of our services will be held in the new Next Gen Auditorium
  • When you turn off Refugee, go to the new 2nd entrance off Ebright Lane. This is our new entrance into our new parking lot. You will see signs pointing you to our new building entrance into our brand new Next Gen Building. 
  • Greeters will check you in and point you in the right direction.
  • As you enter the property, please don't forget about physical distancing... no hugging, no handshaking, and no high 5's. 
  • We are asking you to be respectful of the concerns of others. Yes, you and someone else might be comfortable, but we do not want to make others feel nervous. 
  • Please do not put someone in an awkward position by asking them to hug or shake hands. Remember, it won't be this way forever! 

Who should attend a service?

  • Of course, we want everyone to come back, but we all need to use our best judgment. 
  • The elderly and those with vulnerable medical conditions should follow CDC recommendations.
  • We are shortening the services to make them more family friendly for our elementary age children, but parents should think about bringing quiet activities for them to do during the service. 
  • If you feel uneasy, then by all means continue to enjoy our online services until you are more comfortable. We want everyone to be comfortable and safe.

Thank you for your patience. Please remember that everything is subject to change! Feel free to email a member of the church staff if you have any questions or concerns!