REOPENING DETAILS

REOPENING PLAN & IN-PERSON SUNDAY WORSHIP RESTRICTIONS

Reservations are required for our 9:30AM In-Person Worship Services. The reservation link will be live here on Mondays for the upcoming Sunday.​ If you plan to attend in-person, please read all of the following details and check back in subsequent weeks as public health guidance remains fluid. Thank you and we look forward to worshiping with you in-person!

Registration​

The following individuals are encouraged not to attend: 

  • Those who fall into a high-risk category according to the CDC (i.e. those over 65 and those with underlying medical conditions).

  • Those who are or have recently been sick.

  • Those who have recently traveled out of state.

  • Those who have any symptoms of coronavirus.

Those who wish to attend will be required to register in advance through Eventbrite online. (For registration assistance, please call the church office (831-624-3878) and leave a general message.)

Pre-Service​
  • Entrance through the main sanctuary doors will begin 30 minutes prior to the service.  Please maintain adequate spacing when lining up for screening.

  • Participants will be greeted and screened before they enter the Sanctuary. Screeners will:

                        Confirm that each person has registered.

                        Confirm that each person is wearing a mask and offer one if they are not.

                        Ask questions to ensure good health.

  • All participants will be required to wear a mask during the worship service. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available and encouraged.

  • We ask that people greet each other with a “hello” and a smile, but refrain from touching, hugging or handshakes.

  • An offering box will be available upon entry.

  • Ushers will seat people.

  • Members of the same household may sit together; however, social distancing must be maintained with other congregants. Every other pew in the Sanctuary will be roped off.

During the Service

  • Pew rack Bibles will not be available so please bring your own.

  • The men's restroom in the breezeway and the women's restroom by the Fireside Room will be open. Friendship Hall bathrooms will not be available.

  • Once inside the sanctuary please use the northern side doors if you need to step outside during the service.

  • Movement throughout the campus will be limited.

Post-Service

  • Someone will dismiss the congregation by rows after the service. Everyone will exit out of the southern side doors only.

  • An offering box will be available when exiting.

  • After the service, we will request that all continue to maintain social distancing as they leave the campus. 

Other Changes to Expect

  • Printed bulletins will not be distributed.

  • There will be no choir or singing in the Sanctuary. (We plan to sing after the service in the Courtyard and along Mountain View Avenue.)

  • There will be no group recitation, including responsive readings, Apostles’ Creed, or Lord’s Prayer.

  • There will be no passing of the offering plates, but locked boxes will be available.

  • Communion will be different. More information coming later. 

  • No food or coffee service will be offered before or after the service.

  • All shared common items, including hymn books, Bibles, offering envelopes, blue connect cards and any other literature will be removed from the pew racks.

  • All doors and windows will be opened to ensure maximum fresh air flow into the sanctuary. We will also be running the heating and air systems for maximum air movement.   Please dress warmly.

  • No one-on-one prayer wreath time will take place after the service.

  • No childcare, children’s ministry or youth ministry will be offered.

  • The Connect Center will be closed. 

 

 

Note: If anyone becomes sick after attending the service, we ask that you call the church office (831-624-3878) to let us know. And finally, we wish these restrictions and changes were not necessary, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Thanks for reading!

ADDRESS

831-624-3878

 

Junipero & Mountain View

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

P.O. Box 846

Carmel, CA 93921

 

info@carmelpres.org

OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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