Regathering Guidelines

Safely Assembling Together as the Church

Sunday Morning Worship Service begin August 9th.

FBC Deming will use the following guidelines for reopening for public worship.  As time progresses, these guidelines may change.  FBC does not want anyone to feel uncomfortable in our facility, nor do we want anyone to feel pressured to attend.

Seating in the sanctuary and overflow in the Conference Room

We will limit seating in the sanctuary and use a live video feed in the Conference Room 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 required that masks be worn while inside the church facilities. If someone does not have a mask, they will be available at the door. Exceptions to this policy will follow State Health Guidelines. Parents should determine what is best for the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of their children regarding their wearing of mask. Individuals should defer to the instructions of their healthcare provider as to the wearing of mask.

Building Access

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.

Cleaning

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

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. We are hoping to be able to restart some of the Sunday School Classes on September 13.

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 Service

We will not restart at this time.

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.