Sunday Morning Worship Service and Sunday Night Prayer begin May 31.
Over the last several weeks your Pastor and Deacons have been meeting and planning the restarting of services and activities at the church facilities. We are excited to announce that on May 31st FBC Deming will begin phase 1 of reopening for public services. This first phase will include the restarting of Sunday Morning Service and Sunday Night Prayer. The following guidelines will help us know what to expect as we restart. As time progresses, these guidelines may change. While we look forward to meeting together, we also do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable in our facility, nor do we want anyone to feel pressured to attend. So we will continue to livestream the service on Facebook, broadcast on FM 94.3, or distribute DVD’s of the service for those who prefer to remain at home.
Phase 1 Restarting Guidelines
Seating in the sanctuary and overflow in the Gymnasium
We will limit seating in the sanctuary and use a live video feed in the gymnasium for overflow. We will have sections of the pews taped off (every other pew) to encourage us to spread out around the sanctuary. This will allow us to meet on Sunday mornings and apply all the appropriate social distancing practices that are recommended of us. We ask everyone to honor social distancing while in the sanctuary and when interacting with others at the church facilities.
Wearing of Masks
In order to look out for one another and make as safe of an environment as possible, it is recommended that masks be worn at church. This is a loving gesture for those in our church family who are elderly or have health issues. It also creates a safe and welcoming environment for a guest. If someone does not have a mask, they will be available at the door.
Doors will open Sunday mornings at 10:30am. We will enter and exit through either the front doors off Pine Street or the double doors by the nursery off the back parking lot. Some parts of the building will remain closed in order to limit the amount of cleaning necessary after each service.
Continuing Live Stream and Radio Broadcast
We will continue to livestream the service on Facebook and broadcast on FM 94.3 for those who prefer to remain at home.
After everyone has exited, a cleaning crew will disinfect the areas we used, in order to prepare for next Sunday. There will be hand sanitizer throughout the building.
Sunday School classes will not meet at this time. When we are able to restart Sunday School classes, we will follow the appropriate social distancing and cleaning practices. We might need to relocate some classes in order to apply all the appropriate social distancing practices. Your Sunday School teacher will be the first point of contact for information about your class. Please be patient while we work out these details.
Nursery and childcare during worship service
To best keep our children safe and healthy, our nursery opening is delayed. As a church, we value families worshiping together. Our worship services are for all ages.
Giving of Tithes and Offering
We will not be passing the offering plate during the Sunday Morning service. Offering boxes will be located at the back of the sanctuary and at the welcome desk. You can place your tithes and offerings in the plates at those locations, or give online at fbcdeming.com.
Sunday Night Prayer
Prayer is an essential part of the life of the church. We will meet Sunday nights at 5:30 in the Prayer Room. Please enter and exit the building through the south facing double doors near the nursery. Doors will open at 5:15. We will follow all the appropriate social distancing practices. The room will be cleaned after each use.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
We will not restart at this time.
When You Should Stay Home & Not Come To Church
- If you (or anyone in your household) are sick or feel unwell in any way
- If you (or anyone in your household) have or have had a fever in the last 4-5 days
- If you (or anyone in your household) have had known contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID19 until the end of the 14-day self-isolation period.
- If you have pre-existing medical conditions that make you at-risk
- If you (or anyone in your household) are require by public health orders or CDC guidelines to be under self-isolation or home quarantine.
- If, for any reason, you are not able to follow these social distancing and safety protocols.