For most of July we have been worship with phase 2 protocols in place! It has been good to sing with one another and some folks have very much enjoyed the ability to have some fellowship downstairs. When the Governing Board voted to go to Phase 2 they also voted that if cases went too high (above 5 per 100,000) for two consecutive weeks we would go back to Phase 1 Protocols. The last two weeks cases have gone high enough that starting August 15, 2021 we will be back to Phase 1 protocols. When cases decline to low enough numbers (under 5) for two consecutive weeks we can return to Phase 2. Pastor Liz and the Worship Team are watching our numbers, and will adjust our worship accordingly. Please watch the facebook page, website and weekly email blast for more information as numbers change.

Phase 1 Protocols

  • If you feel sick or have any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home and consider getting tested. High risk individuals and unvaccinated individuals, please consider sheltering in place and online worship.

  • Properly worn MASKS required by all; designated greeters outside/at door requiring masks and hand sanitizing (If you need there are clean new masks available for you here.)

  • 4th Street Entrance and Exit only

  • Recorded attendance (keep record of who is in attendance each week, in case of needed contact tracing.)

  • Single riders or family units only in elevator

  • Marked, designated, distanced ‘pod’ seating, ushered seating

  • No congregational singing ; distanced solo / small group fully vaccinated singing only. Congregational responses and prayers allowed.

  • Communion, bring your own

  • No in-church coffee hour or post-worship in-church gathering

  • Online worship still available live during in-person worship time for those worshiping at home

Phase 2 Protocols

  • If you feel sick or have any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home and consider getting tested. High risk individuals and unvaccinated individuals, please consider sheltering in place and online worship.

  • Properly worn MASKS not required but STRONGLY encouraged (If you need there are clean new masks available for you here.)

  • Single riders or family units only in elevator

  • Marked, designated, distanced ‘pod’ seating, ushered seating

  • Congregational singing allowed/encouraged; distanced small singing groups of vaccinated people / Congregational responses and prayers allowed.

  • Communion, bring your own, or use one of our prepackaged cups.

  • Fellowship Hour offered

  • Online worship still available live during in-person worship time for those worshiping at home.

If you prefer to worship at home that is available through live stream on our website (uccmanistee.org) , or later on through facebook, youtube, or our website (uccmanistee.org).

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