Our goal, as in all we do at Pathway, is to love God and to love each other. Our leadership team wants to emphasize that we are in no way acting out of fear but rather with much caution to let our congregation and visitors know that their well-being is our first concern. It is important for us all to make temporary sacrifices that will benefit the most vulnerable among us. Upon regathering in person, the following steps will be put in place to protect the health of our congregation and to abide by the guidance of government officials. We anticipate loosening these restrictions over time as we prayerfully consider what measures will work best to keep us all safe.
Congregational meetings will be, as much as possible, touch-less experiences. There will be no bulletins.
Volunteers will open the doors at the beginning of service time, close doors when service begins, and open doors again when service ends. All other doors will remain open (except bathrooms, of course). Only the upstairs bathrooms will be open. People will be asked to use them sparingly. A volunteer will clean them between each use.Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in multiple locations for frequent hand washing.
Wearing masks will not be required but is encouraged.
Individually prepackaged communion will be available for people to pick up from a table as they walk in. Trash from communion will be placed in trash cans at the back of the auditorium as people exit. Offering may be placed in Live Generously boxes.
All attenders will be asked to not touch one another physically - no hugs, handshakes, etc. All attenders will be asked not to congregate before or after the service in the in high traffic areas front or back of the auditorium, near the connection center, or outside on the patio. If people choose to gather near their cars that is up to their judgment.
Families will be asked to sit together within household units with at least six feet of space between families.
There will be no Pathway Kids classes on Sundays during the summer. All curriculum will continue to be available through our Facebook group. We will assess when it is appropriate to resume in-person classes based on government guidance and volunteer availability.
Any high risk individuals and families will be encouraged to participate via online services for as long as they need to do so. Facebook live Sunday services and Wednesday Bible studies will continue.
Any individuals who are sick or who have had a fever within the 24 hours before a service must stay home and participate via online services.
If any individual present at a service is later found to test positive for COVID-19, we will notify local health officials and all individuals who may have been exposed.