Re-Opening Church

The University Parkway Seventh-Day Adventist Church will “re-open” officially on June 6, the first Sabbath of June.

If you don’t feel comfortable coming to church yet, that’s okay. Stay home and watch the service on line. Especially, if you feel sick or unsure, stay home.

If you are ready to return, come.

Please be careful, when in the church, to follow the guidelines in place regarding social distancing, face masks, touching surfaces, washing, hugging...

Here are the guidelines to follow:

1. We anticipate that about 55 people will come to be in the live audience.

        No hugging, No handshakes

2. Because of this, we will have 2 services on June 6.

        An early service starting at 8:30 a.m.

            >The early service will cater to those who are more at risk.

            >This service will be more scaled down, prayer, a song, the message.

            >At the end of the service, we will present Dr. Willis’s Sabbath school review.

            >The early service will not be live-streamed.

        And a second service starting at 10:30 a.m.

            >The second service will begin with Dr. Willis’s Sabbath School review at 10:30.

            >The worship service will begin close to 10:55 a.m. and will follow the established format:                                                     organ prelude, welcome, offering appeal, prayer, children’s story, sermon, postlude.

            >This worship service will be live-streamed as usual.

3. Between the first and second service, the church will be sanitized and cleaned.

4. We will have communion-style seating (every other pew, spaced 6 feet apart.)

            And we will dismiss by rows as needed

5. Masks are encouraged

6. We will not have a normal offering pickup. Deacons will be at the doors with offering plates.

7. All the inside doors (to the sanctuary and other rooms used) will be propped open to remove the need               to touch them.

8. Outside doors will be designated for Entrance or Exit. Please follow the signs.

            A deacon will open and close the outside doors when you enter and exit.

Additional

        We will not have a normal Sabbath school (adults or children) for now.

        The kids have a great Sabbath school on Zoom which will continue.

Pastor Robert adds: “I hope to one day soon see you face to face (-: God bless you!”