COVID Safety Precautions and Plans for Reopening our Building

A Word From Our Pastor

We all know how the children’s song goes: “I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together.” The words of the verse remind us that while the church is not the building or the steeple, we are excited to be moving toward getting our people back into the church building again! Ministry has gone virtual throughout the COVID pandemic, and while that has been good for some, it has left MANY longing for more. We are so excited to be moving forward in our building reopening plan, with the proper safety precautions and cleaning schedules in place, so we may gather together as a community of faith. Let’s all remember our shared goals of keeping ourselves, each other, and our community safe, and do our part by faithfully following the approved safety protocols.
Health Assessment &
Sign In:
Upon arriving at church you will be asked to perform a Health Assessment and sign in to the building.  Please review this health assessment prior to arriving at church and if you are unwell, we ask that you stay home.

SAFETY & EXTRA FACILITY PRECAUTIONS FOR GATHERING INDOORS:

Reminder to Vulnerable People:  In keeping with guidance from the Greater New Jersey Conference, we remind everyone to be aware that some people are at increased risk for COVID-19.  For more information on whether you may be at increased risk please review the information found here.

There are a number of actions we are taking to make our space safer during this time of COVID:

For More Information:

We thank you in advance for respecting and adhering to these safety precautions.  For more information about what to expect when arriving at church follow these links:

Phase 1
Phase 1 is complete. During this phase we opened the building for Critical Staff and Volunteers and created an outdoor meeting space for church, small group gatherings. You can review the approved Phase 1 policies at the links below.
Phase 2
Phase 2 is complete. This phase focused on reorganizing our building space so that the Church, Learning Tree, and Red Bank Pre-K each have separate entrances/exits. A space use plan was approved by Church Council at the July 27, 2020 meeting. For security reasons this plan is not posted on the website.
Phase 3

Phase 3 is complete. During this phase we opened the building for church sponsored small group meetings. You can review the approved Phase 3 policy at the link below:

Phase 4
Phase 4 is still in planning and will address:
  • 4a) Small Group Prayer and Meditation Services
  • 4b) Youth Group
  • 4c) Large Group Worship & Sunday School Planning
Phase 5

Phase 5 is still in planning and will address:

  • Church Administrative Meetings (such as Church Council, Trustees, etc.)
  • Small Group Community Partner Meetings
  • Large Group Community Partner Meetings