Registration for Sunday School/Worship Service is no longer required except for our children’s (8 weeks – 5th grade) programs.
There are five key components to our health and safety protocols for regathering for Worship on campus:
Personal Responsibility: Anyone testing positive, showing symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been exposed to the virus should not attend until cleared by medical officials or allowed to be around others according to public health regulations.
Temperature Checks: Upon entry to the church, volunteers and staff will conduct temperature checks with touchless monitors at all building entrances. Anyone registering a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be asked to return home and monitor your health.
Masks: Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask upon entry, exit and while moving around the church building. We strongly encourage people to wear masks during the service, especially while singing. There will be masks available at entrances for those who forget or do not have a mask.
Seating: Pews will be marked for seating in order to ensure social distancing between family units. Those who arrive at the church in the same vehicle or from the same household should sit together on the ends of available pews. The center portion of the pew sections will be blocked to better organize our seating.
Do I need to bring my reservation confirmation? Everyone should make a reservation via the church office or website so that we have a record of who is attending for space purposes, and so we can contact you in the event anything should change. Congregants with a reservation will be checked in at the doors. Any congregants who do not have a reservation will need to sign in at the check-in stations and will be seated as space is available.
What time will the doors open? The doors to the building and sanctuary will open at 10:00 am. On November 1, the doors to the building will open at 8:45 a.m. for Sunday School arrival. Sunday School for children and students begins at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for adults begins at 9:15 a.m.
Where should I park? Senior adult and handicap parking will be available in the Washington Street parking lot. You can park in the Marion Street parking garage, on the streets surrounding the church, or in the Palmetto Citizen’s parking lot.
Where can I enter the building? Sunday School entrances will be the Washington Street Lobby, the alcove in the corner of the Washington Street Lot, the back doors of Boyce Chapel at the playground, the front porch of Boyce Chapel on Hampton Street, the Children’s Center awning on Marion Street (for families dropping off children only) and 1420 Sumter Parking Lot entrance (Middle and High School students, College and Young Professionals).
Is FBC enforcing social distancing? Yes, the Sunday School classrooms have been assigned and set up to allow for physical distancing. Since some classes will change locations, the Welcome Team volunteers will have a list of the locations. For worship, we have arranged our pews to allow 6 feet between worshippers. Out of respect for others, we ask that people not congregate in the building before or after the service.
How will the offering be collected? We will have offering receptacles in the sanctuary and foyer for you to drop off your offering. You can also give online.
Will there be a greeting time in the service? No, there will not be a greeting time.