Services in person and online starting July 19, 2020

Sunday morning in person services will resume Sunday, July 19th.  Church service will be at our regular gathering time of 10:45am.  Sunday school classes and small groups will continue to meet virtually on Zoom until further notice.

Masks, face shields or face coverings are required to meet the minimum that the state of Oregon requires.  Children will be meeting outside for Children’s Church and will have exclusive access to the second floor restrooms as an extra safety precaution.

Please allow the ushers to rearrange seating as needed for your family group to make sure we are providing 6 ft of social distance between households.  We encourage visiting with one another outside of the building either before or after service.

At the end of service everyone will exit through the forward emergency exit doors.  For attendees who are unable to navigate stairs, please remain seated and once others have exited, you may exit through the regular ADA accessible doors in the rear.  There will be a box to receive offerings located at each door as you exit the sanctuary.

We will continue to live stream Sunday morning services for those who are unable or who choose not to return in person at this time.  

Message From the Pastor

July 1, 2020

To: Sodaville Church Family

From: Pastor & Team

Greetings! It is necessary for me to contact you once again to report to you the steps we have and are taking to reopen. While we were hoping to open the doors of the church on July 5th, we regret that due to planning as well as circumstances beyond our control, we find it necessary to delay our re-gathering until July 19, 2020. Although we are disappointed, the decision was made after time in prayer, in the Scriptures, and prayer discussion, and the decision was unanimous.

When you do come on the 19th, you will see a different setting, but the joy will be being together again. The following are steps to assure we are complying with the authorities:

1. Entrance through the south doors, and exit through two side doors.

2. The wearing of masks is compulsory by the governor. We will provide when necessary.

3. To prevent congestion, there will be ushers to seat and dismiss.

4. Visitors will be asked to sign visitor’s card to keep a record of those who are in the building.

5. When served the Communion, we will be individually served. Instruction will be given at the time.

6. Sunday School will electronically meet until further notice.

7. Wednesday’s ministry will be likewise by Zoom until further notice.

8. The offering boxes will be placed at each exit.

Friends, this has been a very frustrating period for all of us, and we beg you, in the gentleness and meekness of Christ, to bear with us until we are no longer required to undergo these necessary changes. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

I am yours because His,

Winston Thurton, Pastor

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