Together Again: A Plan to Reopen

Plan Summary

Phase 1: May 17 – June 7 Home Church

Sodality/Care Groups/small groups gather in homes at 9am or 10:30am (identical worship services) and worship together by participating in the online service and having a time of discussion.

Phase 2: June 14 – 21 EXTENDED Coming Back 

Worship at FBC campus at our normal times (9am and 10:30am). Limited activities. No Sunday School and limited Childcare.

  • Face masks are highly recommended – complimentary masks available at the door.
  • Social distancing is recommended – every other row in the Worship Center has been removed.
  • Please sit with your family and/or small group.
  • Greeters will continue welcoming you with open doors.
  • Nursery is open for infants thru 4 years old.
  • Family room located in The Loft.
  • Please continue to bring your own coffee.
  • As always, if you are sick or uncomfortable, online worship is always available.
Phase 2.5: Fall 2020
  • Sunday morning worship services will continue at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

  • Adult Small Groups (in lieu of Sunday School for the Fall) will begin on September 6. Small groups will be 10 or fewer people and can meet in homes, or in the church, with a scheduled request on a first-come, first-served basis. All Small Groups can meet at any time throughout the week. Groups may not meet between 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Sundays to facilitate group transitions, but it is possible to meet at 8:00 AM or 11:30 AM with an approved scheduled request. The Discipleship Ministry and your Sunday School Leaders will be forming the small groups in the coming weeks.

  • Mask Recommendations: Masks should be worn by adults when moving about rooms or throughout the building. Masks may be removed once seated and sitting 6 feet apart. Staff, greeters, and ushers will be required to wear masks on Sundays.

  • Student Ministry Wednesday nights to start back on August 26th. Students will be meeting in the Worship Center and will follow current MFISD student guidelines for Covid19.

  • Preschool Ministry is open Sunday mornings for infants through PreK 5 during both services. Masks for leaders, child to adult ratios, and temperature guidelines will be followed.

  • Kids at First Online is available each weekend for our families (in lieu of Sunday School for the Fall). Kids at First Go Boxes will be distributed each month during the Fall.

  • Wednesday night prayer meeting will start back on August 26th in the Koinonia Room.

  • Reclaim, ESL, Re-Engage, Abundant Life, Healing Ministries, Legacy Ministry, and FBCS: These ministry leaders will be communicating with participants about start dates and guidelines.

  • Small Group Meetings (Men and Women Bible Studies, Committee Meetings, etc.): Will follow the same guidelines as listed above for Adult Small Group meetings.

  • Mission Outreach will continue to be focused on local ministry during the fall.

Phase 3: POSTPONED Fully Reopen

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