Our Plan For Regathering
Three Sunday Services
8:30a, 10:00a, and 11:30a.
There is no need to pre-register. The seating has been reduced and configured for distancing. If you haven't reviewed our infection prevention protocols, check them out below.
We'll continue streaming our 10:00 am service live, on our website. If you have health concerns that make you vulnerable to infection, I hope you'll gather with us online! And we can all invite friends and relatives to check out BBC online. Many people looking for a church will attend online before they choose to attend in person!
We're offering clean, safe options for children during the 10:00 service. Children are also welcome in the auditorium, with a parent. Childcare on July 5th will be for 0-5 year olds. Then, staring on July 12th, we'll provide classes up through 5th grade (based on your child's grade in the fall).
Teens in 6th-12th grade will continue having an engaging time of worship, fellowship, and instruction during the 11:30 am service, with our dedicated (and super-fun!) leaders, Nathan & Melanie Carpenter and Rob & Rebecca Combs.
The building doors will open 15 minutes before and close 5 minutes after the service start-time. The lobby will not be available for congregating before or after the services. No coffee will be served, but courtesy water bottles will be available. Hand-sanitizer will also be available in the lobby.
All high-contact areas of the facility will be sanitized before and after each service, including restrooms, door handles, welcome center, lobby tables, seating surfaces, etc.
If you wish to wear a mask while attending worship, you may bring your own. They are optional.
We will not be shaking hands, hugging, or having physical contact with those outside of our own household, for now.
We will enter only the main (west) entry doors and exit the side (south) doors. Greeters, who will be wearing masks, will open the doors upon entry and exit, to prevent having to touch door handles.
We will be using every-other-row of auditorium seating, alternating between services, so that the seat you use will not have been used in the prior service. This allows over 6-feet between each row of worshippers. We also ask that you allow for 2-3 empty chairs between your household and other households.
Ushers, wearing masks, will provide guidance on seating. The center auditorium aisle and entry is reserved for seniors and high risk individuals.
Pens, envelopes, Bibles, and hymn books will be removed. A sermon handout will be provided. Bring your own pen.
Offering plates will not be passed. Deposit boxes will be available in the lobby, along with a supply of giving envelopes. Continued use of online giving through howellchurch.org/give is encouraged.
While the restrooms will be open, we ask that you use the restroom before arriving in order to reduce the number of people coming into contact with the door handles and restroom fixtures.
If the auditorium reaches its seating capacity (reduced due to physical distancing), worshippers may view livestream in the basement fellowship area, where a TV and physically distanced seating is provided.