“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” - 1 John 3:18
Grace Community Church COVID Information
Hello friends, we are pleased to inform you that Grace Community Church will be reopening for public services. We are super excited to be able to worship the Lord together again! However, the safety and health of our congregants is still our highest priority, and we want to fully comply with the CDC recommendations. We ask you to observe these guidelines in the spirit of loving one another. Thank you!
50% capacity – Per Governor Cuomo’s order, we need to limit the number of people inside to 125 (our room has a 250 capacity). We will seat people on a first reserve, first served basis. We ask that you please seat yourselves at least 6’ away from others who are not part of your household.
Masks and hand sanitizer – We require all attendees to wear a face covering when indoors. The only exceptions are those leading the service while they are on the platform. Masks may be removed while people are seated for the sermon. You are free to bring your own face mask, but disposable face masks are also available at the door for you to use. Hand sanitizer is available as well.
Temperature checks – As an extra precaution and to ensure the comfort of everyone present, we have begun temperature checks at the door using a touch-free thermometer.
Wellness - If you are sick in any way, have a fever or any other symptom of illness, we ask you to please play it safe and not come to church. We look forward to seeing you as soon as you recover!
Children’s Ministry –Currently we are offering childcare for toddlers during our services. Other children’s ministries have not yet restarted.
Physical contact –We are a friendly church! But we all must demonstrate our friendliness without handshakes or hugs for the foreseeable future. Please refrain from physical contact with those outside your family. Virtual hugs (6’ apart) are permitted!
Higher risk/Comfort level – If you are in a higher risk group or you are just uncomfortable attending a public service at this time, please do what you think is best for your personal safety and well-being. Our services are currently streaming live at 10:00 AM on Sundays on YouTube (link here) and are also available as recordings in our archives (link here).