What In-Person Worship Is Like

We are thrilled to share our space with you, and we encourage anyone who prefers to join our livestream instead to continue to do so.

Arrival
The worship service begins promptly at 11 am. When the chimes ring three times, it means that the livestream has begun, and those worshipping live will need to switch to respectful silence. You are welcome to socialize after the service, and please be mindful that some people may not yet be comfortable touching or getting close.

CDC Guidelines/Masking
While Allegheny County is in the CDC’s community level designation of medium, masks are mandatory while inside the building. Masks are available at the entrances to the sanctuary if you need one. 

Sunday School and Childcare
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during the worship service. Our childcare staff are required to be vaccinated and masked. 

Sunday school is held upstairs at 10 am for children in preschool through high school. Extended Session for children in preschool through third grade is held upstairs during worship following the Time for Children. Masks are required for all participants and our teachers and staff are vaccinated.

Registration
We ask that everyone please fill out the friendship pad and leave it in the pew. We will use that information for contact tracing as needed.

Seating
While distancing is not required, we do encourage people to leave space as attendance allows and to be mindful of people’s continued need for distance.

Worship
What is different? There are not be any individual prayers or sharing of celebrations and concerns. Remember that the service is available to anyone who wants to watch it, and there are privacy issues involved with regard to specifics.

Food/Beverages
We are not providing coffee or other refreshments after worship at this time.

Contact Tracing
If you test positive after attending a service, please let us know right away so we can do contact tracing.

Self-Screening
For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please stay home from worship if you or anyone in your household has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or if anyone is currently experiencing or has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days, including fever, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, chills, or muscle pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to talk your doctor and be tested.

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