Guidelines for returning to in-person worship

The following rules are in place for the month of July 2021. These are fluid and may change at any time.


            You have a temperature of 100.4 or higher.

            You have other symptoms of illness (per CDC Guidelines)

                        Cough, Chills, Fever, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

                        Muscle pain, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell.

You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms. If there is any chance you might be a risk to others, please stay home.


If you are not fully vaccinated, masks covering nose and mouth will be required. Others that have been fully vaccinated may go maskless, if desired. One caveat to this, if the pastor conducting the service wants everyone masked, we will abide by the pastor’s wishes.

There will be only one entry point to the hall. The main one by the flower garden.

Upon entry your attendance will be noted on the congregation list.

If you need a mask or hand sanitizer, they are available on the table.

Practice good social distancing by staying a safe distance apart.

Do not move chairs. They have been sanitized and placed at the correct social distance. An exception will be a family unity that can sit next to each other.

Remain seated during the entire service. There will be no moving around, handshaking or hugging during passing of the peace.

There will be no childcare.

There will be no coffee or food before or after service.

There will be an offering plate located on a table for drop-off of envelopes.

As normal, printed bulletins will be available. Hymns will also be printed.

We will continue to use prepackaged Communion Cups.

When service is over, there will be no fellowship time.  

We will still be offering the service over Zoom for those of the congregation that are sick or homebound.

If you wish to bring a guest, same rules apply but we would like prior notification and the name and contact information of the person(s). This will be needed for contact tracking purposes.

These rules will evolve over time and become less strict depending on the Presbytery, government and CDC recommendations.

Video for Presbytery Gathering this Thursday

This Thursday at 1:45 pm Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery will be gathering via Zoom. If you would like to watch, you may do so through the information here: https://glpby.org/presbytery-gathering/Our speaker’s presentation for the gathering is available on YouTube. To curtail the reality of ZOOM fatigue, Rev. Ben Sanders has recorded his presentation for viewing in advance andContinue reading “Video for Presbytery Gathering this Thursday”


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