Information and Guidelines to follow when attending Worship Services this Sunday
First of all, PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK. We certainly want people to stay as healthy as possible. A large part to us reopening is in people taking personal responsibility.
Starting Sunday, July 19, all attenders of our church services and small gatherings at the church, will be required to wear a mask to attend. This will be enforced at the entrance door first, but will also be enforced throughout the facilities if the rule is not being observed. Masks must always be worn while at CFF, from the time you leave your personal vehicle to the time you return to your vehicle. Masks should be of the cloth variety and cover your mouth and nose completely. Of course, if someone is unable to wear a mask due to a legitimate medical condition, they are excluded from the mandate. Children 10 and under do not need to wear a mask either. Exceptions are also extended to those who are officiating over church services and public speaking which would include our pastor, elders, and worship team while they are leading in our services.Here is more info on the state mask rule: Colorado State Mask Rules.
Please bring your own mask, but if you forget, a fresh mask will be offered at the door, at no cost to you.
We know that many of you have personal, philosophical, and/or political beliefs that are contrary to this rule, However, we do not feel like this mandate is contrary to God's Word, so we believe it is the right thing to submit to the government's authority in this instance. We would encourage you to watch: 1 Peter Study #12 with Pastor Mark on I Peter 2:13-17, "Submission to Authority", (/bible-study ) , as this clarifies our responsibility as Christians.
We would also encourage you to not hassle anyone at CFF for enforcing the rule, as they are doing what they have been instructed to do and did not issue the order.
First come, first serve -limited seating will start in the Sanctuary, then carry to the Fellowship Hall, then to the Gym.
Entry to the church will only be through the south, main entry double doors. Entry line will start there and continue down and around the sidewalk with six-foot markers on the sidewalk. This is the starting place to get into any of the facilities and you must start there so that a greeter can escort you to your seat. This will help us to maintain physical distancing between families and ensure that we do not go over our capacity limit.
Arrive early-seating begins at 8:30. The service may start later than planned, if we are still looking to seat people in line or have any minor technical issues.
We will not use attendance cards. If you have prayer requests, please email the prayer chain, as you have been doing.
You may want to bring your own Bible as only a limited amount will be available.
Children should stay with their parents at all times. Quiet folders will be available, if desired.
Offering boxes, pens and offering envelopes will be available in each location for you to drop off youroffering as you leave.
A Message To The Church Family From Sarah Comstock:
I hope you are all as excited as I am to get back to church and be able to worship the Lord together as a family of believers! I have been trying to anticipate and plan for our upcoming reopening and what that would look like for the children of our congregation. I know that they are excited and are wanting to be able to see, talk with, and play with their church friends. I also want to make sure we make every effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. With all the constant changing of do’s and don’ts, protocols, and social distancing requirements, I have decided, with the approval of the Elders and Pastor Mark, that we will not have Solid Rock Children’s Church or Nursery during this first phase of reopening.
During this time, children will need to stay with their family upon their arrival from vehicles, throughout the entire worship service, and then back to their vehicles upon leaving. We know children can get loud and have a hard time sitting still. We should not expect them to be quiet and still all the time. They might have toys they are playing with and that’s ok. We don’t want to keep families of young children from coming to church. As a church family, this will require us to show grace and patience to families and their children. I personally believe that each of the children who are a part of our congregation are perfectly capable of handling this new situation wonderfully. Quiet folders containing new and fun children’s sermon notes will be provided for each child. I would encourage each child to bring their own Bibles, special writing utensils, and a fun writing/drawing tablet that might help them get excited about what they will be learning about God through Pastor Mark’s sermons.
As we “do church” a bit differently for the time being, I feel that God is going to bless us by drawing our families back together again. Doing church together as a family will give us the ability to have discussions about what is being learned on Sunday mornings throughout our week. I look forward to seeing each of you on Sunday if you are able to come.