Church family and friends,
Lord willing, we will resume our in-person worship gatherings on Sunday,
May 24th. We will offer two identical services—9am and 10:45am. In
an effort to cautiously resume our gatherings, we will only gather for the
corporate worship service at this time. Therefore, we will not have our 9:30
Bible study hour, childcare for the worship service, or mid-week activities.
This is certainly not ideal, but we will evaluate this on a week to week basis,
and we will offer a more normal schedule as soon as we can. Below are a few
details concerning our gatherings.
In order to keep the building as clean as possible, the
children’s wing will be closed off, unless needed for overflow seating. Please
use the main entrance or the side entrance on the adult wing to enter and
exit the building. Utilizing both entrances will hopefully prevent a bottle
neck on one. Doors will be propped open and monitored by our safety team.
We encourage you to follow the recommended social distancing
guidelines. We know it will be exciting to be gathered together again with so
many that we have missed seeing. However, please be mindful of others and
refrain from personal contact such as hugging or handshaking. Also, we want you
to enjoy fellowship with one another once again, but please do not cluster
together, and if possible, carry your conversations after or before the service
into the parking lot.
We are going to do our best to keep the building as clean as
possible. Please use the hand sanitizer that will be placed throughout the
building. Also, we will be propping doors open before and after services to
lessen the amount of touch points for you and your family. Between and after
services, we will have a small team sanitizing various touch points prepping
the building for the next service such as main entrances and bathrooms. Also
for sanitizing purposes, we will not be offering coffee or the Lord’s supper at
Because we are offering two services, crowd size for each service
will be smaller naturally. However, we are also removing some chairs from the
worship center to provide necessary spacing and additional aisles. Please sit
where you would like unless otherwise directed by our ushers. Overflow seating
will be provided in the children’s wing should we need it.
To lessen the amount of touching, we will not be passing the
offering plate. However, you will still be able to give. As you exit after the
service, an usher will be positioned at each exit to receive any
offerings. Members of our finance team who normally handle the morning offering
will continue to do so. Online giving and dropping off your offering at the
church office will still be available as well.
While we are not requiring masks for services, you are free to
wear masks and gloves if you would like. Also, if you are symptomatic or not
feeling well, we would encourage you to stay home.
If you are not comfortable yet gathering with us in person—that’s
okay! We will be recording our sermon each Sunday morning and will have it
posted on our website by 6pm on Sundays. VIEW HERE
Wednesday Night Bible Study
We will not have an in-person Wednesday night Bible study, but
Scotty Stone will continue to teach through Amos on Wednesday evenings at 6:45
via Zoom. Meeting ID: 159-821-153
Please continue to welcome our guests and visitors. Using wisdom
and social distancing, please make our guests feel the Abner Creek welcome that
so many of us have appreciated. This will be more challenging during this time,
but let’s love them well!
Can’t wait to see you all on May 24!