All About In-Person Services

Should You Come? If any of the following is a problem, please plan to worship from home on Sundays @ 9:30 at

  • Face masks must be worn at all times. If you cannot or will not wear a face mask, please plan to worship from home.
  • If you have any symptoms of sickness, including fever, cough, trouble breathing, or you just don't feel right, please plan to worship from home. 
  • If you have been around anyone with symptoms of sickness, or if you have traveled abroad within 14 days time, please plan to worship from home.
  • There will be no fellowship, food, or drinks. There will be no cry room or nursery. You are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone who is not in your immediate household. We won't be hugging or shaking hands. Please plan to worship from home if any of this is a problem.
  • For those of advanced age or with underlying medical issues: please take every precaution, as this particular virus seems to take advantage of those realities. At the same time, please note that whether you choose to attend or stay home, you are loved and will be looked after.

Save Your Spot: To attend in person, you are asked to save your spot each Sunday. The link to save your spot is available on the church website homepage each week. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, saving your spot makes it more likely that we will not have to turn away anyone on Sunday morning once we've reached capacity. Secondly, saving your spot enables us to contact the people in attendance on any given Sunday just in case someone in attendance discovers they have COVID-19. Knowing who is in attendance allows us to contact everyone so that everyone can take appropriate action subsequent to such information.

Why Not Outdoor Services? Due to current capacity restrictions, our outdoor space only allows roughly two dozen add'l people to attend, but adds a significant burden to the team who would make it all possible.

Personal Safety: Personal responsibility is of utmost importance for your and your family's safety. While the church will provide hand sanitizer, each person must use it effectively. Likewise, everyone must wear a mask to church and wear it while here. The church may not have face masks on-hand, so it will be important to bring your own.

Doors: Multiple doors (not all doors) will be made available for entrance. No one will have to open a door to enter or exit. Doors will be opened 20 minutes before the service starts and remain open 15 minutes after.

Greeting: There will be no handshaking or other physical contact, and social distance will be maintained. No bulletins will be made available. Everyone should use hand sanitizer upon entrance to the building.

Giving: We will not pass the offering plate. Instead everyone is encouraged to give online or in specially designated spots.

Seating: Please sit according to the markings on pews/chairs. Households may sit together, and everyone must maintain the prescribed 6-feet of distance from others who are not a part of their household. Bibles, hymnals, and envelopes have been removed from the pew backs.

Restrooms: Multiple restrooms (not all restrooms) will be available. Everyone is asked to wash hands effectively before exiting the restroom.

Fellowship/Food/Drinks: No food or drinks will be served. 

Dismissal: We will dismiss everyone by row, and we ask that you remain masked and keep the 6-feet distance when exiting.

Communion: If served, communion will be available in individual packs for pick up upon entrance to the building and after use of hand sanitizer.

Baptism: If celebrated, baptism will be planned on an individual basis.

Approach to Re-Opening

As a church we are committed to a biblical approach to re-opening, so we will continue to operate in the spirit of Romans 13:1. This means that much of the timing of our re-opening and the safety measures we will put into place are informed by local and state government. That said, and in the spirit of Proverbs 15:22, we have considered the input of others who understand church life to help guide the 'how' of re-opening.

BBC Elders encourage all of us to remain patient and flexible and to continue praying for each other. Our love for one another should guide us and enable us to appreciate our diverse responses to this re-opening plan. As always we should humbly put the interest of others before our own, especially as we return to life together as a community (Philippians 2:3).

If you have questions about the re-opening plan, please contact Pastor Scotty.