Regathering

Phase 1 (Corresponds to NC Phase 2)

Our primary focus will be on restarting Sunday morning worship

  • Service Times
    • To accommodate as many individuals as possible, we will have two services at 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
    • We will aim to limit the time we are together to help limit exposure
    • We will have a smaller Choir in place for each service
    • We will continue online services for those who are high risk or not comfortable attending yet
    • Pew backs and door handles will be cleaned between services
    • Senior Adults and those at high risk are encouraged to watch online
  • Seating and Foot Traffic
    • We will accommodate safe physical distancing
    • We will alternate even/odd pews for each service
    • Dots on pews will mark safe seating, with 6 feet between each seat
    • Families will be allowed to sit together without needing to physically distance
    • There will be one direction in and out of the building
    • Ushers will assist in seating individuals and families
    • Because of limited seating, we ask that you “save a seat” by RSVPing on our website (www.minthillbc.org/rsvp).
    • Those who are most at risk are encouraged to attend the 8:30 AM service
  • Childcare
    • Childcare will not be provided in Phase 1
  • Restrooms
    • Restrooms will be closed to regular traffic during service times except for emergencies
  • Personal Items
    • Facemasks are highly encouraged for all those who attend
    • We ask that individuals limit the number of items they bring with them
    • Please bring your own Bible as pew Bibles will not be available
  • Offerings
    • Offering plates will be available as you enter the building
    • We encourage continued online giving at www.minthillbc.org/give
  • Other Areas of Worship
    • Lord’s Supper will be in individual containers
    • Baptisms will be one person per Sunday
    • No bulletins will be available
    • Pew Bibles and Hymnals will be removed
  • Sunday School
    • Sunday School and small groups will continue meeting virtually until MHBC Phase 2
  • Sunday Nights
    • Sunday Night service will move to 6:30 PM, and as weather permits, will be held outside in the lower parking lot
  • Wednesday Nights
    • Wednesday Nights will remain on hold until MHBC Phase 3
  • Church office
    • The Church Office will have a limited reopening
    • Carol will be in the office on Tuesdays
  • Fellowship Hall
    • Fellowship Hall, Basketball Court, and playground will remain closed

Phase 2 (Corresponds to NC Phase 3)

  • Phase 2 (Corresponds to NC Phase 3)
    • Larger Gatherings on Sunday Morning
      • If NC allows for larger numbers with less physical distancing, we will accommodate larger groups on Sunday Morning
    • Limited return of Sunday School and small groups
      • These groups will meet in Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary to allow for greater physical distancing
      • Small groups suggested to meet on different days of the week
  • Greater return of Choir
  • Resume childcare on Sunday Mornings
    • More details to follow on what this will look like
  • Resumption of some church activities
    • Senior Adult Midweek Worship
    • Baptist Men’s Breakfast
  • Church Office returns to a more regular schedule
  • Basketball Court and Playground open

Phase 3 (After Labor Day)

  • Return of relatively normal schedule
    • Wednesday Nights resume
  • Physical Distancing still a consideration