Updated September 30
As of October 3, we will be at Level IV of our reopening plan. What does this mean?
- Broadcast services continue, with drive-thru communion available immediately following the service
- Three services are available; all require pre-registration:
Saturday evening @ 5pm (indoor, spoken communion service)
Sunday morning @ 9am (indoor communion service)
Sunday morning @ 11am (outdoor communion service) with Children’s Ministry
- Temperature checks & masks required at all CCFC events
- Seating will be assigned for indoor services
- Movement & physical contact within the building will be restricted as much as possible
- There will be one point of entry and one exit for indoor services:
enter through the front door (on the circle)
exit through the porch door (facing the lawn) promptly when the service has ended
- Congregational singing is permitted while wearing a mask at both indoor and outdoor services
- Readings & prayers of the people will be read by the staff
- No choir
- No physical touch at the peace
- No collection plate passed
- Use of restrooms restricted to emergencies only
We’ll add a few more things soon as we transition to this new phase:
- Nursery available in the Parlor for both Sunday morning services starting on Oct. 11
- Children’s Ministry will become available for both Sunday morning services
- External groups permitted to return, subject to usage requirements
Instructions for Receiving Holy Communion
If you want to receive Holy Communion please worship online first and come over to church at the end of the broadcast. Receiving Holy Communion is the culmination of a carefully crafted service and we are keeping the first part online so that you can hear the word, confess your sins, and be assured of God’s grace, before coming here in person.
We will still serve Communion safely in factory-sealed containers of bread and wine.We ask that you remain in your vehicle.
Instructions for Taking Communion to Someone Else
If you want to take Communion to a member of our church who cannot be here, please speak to Rev. Ben Wulpi first and he can remind you of things we’ve published before about home Communion and our Lending iPads for those who need it.
I know that our plan might seem intricate and unusual, but it enables us to serve Holy Communion in both kinds to every member of our church safely and to ensure that no one is excluded simply because they are vulnerable. It also means that when the weather permits, we can gather to worship as a congregation for the first time in several months.
Instructions for Making Donations
The safest and easiest way to give is to mail in checks or ask your bank to take care for that for you on a regular basis. Our new app also enables electronic giving and it is quick and easy to use.
If giving something in person is a really important part of your pattern of worship, we won’t be passing a plate or handling things you give, but there will be a donations box available at the door when you receive Communion.