Outdoor Worship Service

Outdoor Worship Service

Simpsonwood UMC In-Person Worship Policy & Procedures

First, and most importantly, if you do not feel ready to return to in-person worship our Virtual Sunday Worship Service will continue to be posted online every Sunday at 8:00am. We also ask that anyone who is feeling ill at all, please stay home and enjoy our online service.

Our Outdoor Worship Service will begin at 11:00am in the church parking lot to the East of the Sanctuary (near the youth trailer). It is estimated that the service will last approximately 30 minutes.

Face Coverings

During your time on Simpsonwood’s campus, face coverings must be on and properly worn. We ask that everyone bring their own face coverings, but masks will be available at the hospitality tables, just in case anyone forgets.

Social Distancing

During your time on Simpsonwood’s campus, social distancing of 6ft will be required at all times. This includes the worship area, the parking lot, and the indoor restroom facilities.

Seating

Benches with seating pads and folding chairs will be set up prior to the congregation’s arrival. Worshipers are also welcome to bring their own chairs, too. If you need help carrying your chair from the car, there will be members of our staff and our Connections Team ready to assist you.

Bathrooms

Restrooms on the lower level of building A will be open. The doors to the building will remain open to reduce the touching of door handles. Members of the Connections Team will be monitoring the restrooms to reduce crowding.

*Children 5th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult to the restrooms*

Communion

Please stop by one of the high top hospitality tables to grab your pre-packaged communion on the way to your seat. Hand sanitizer will also be available at these tables.

Weather

In case of rain or other inclement weather, our outdoor service will be cancelled. Notification of this cancellation will be sent out via email and social media. The Virtual Sunday Worship Service will still be posted online.

Fellowship after Service

We know you are all excited to worship with your church family and to fellowship with those you have been missing. While doing so, please remember to keep your masks on, and to remain at a social distance of 6ft.

Parking

The parking lot entrance in front of the Sanctuary will be blocked off as part of our designated worship space. Please use the middle entrance to enter the parking lot. When leaving, please us the exit by Building C (the FLC).