Links to Policies
Newest Safety Guidelines - August 5, 2021
1. Everyone must wear a mask in the building.
2. No shared food or drinks are allowed.
3. Social distancing should be maintained.
4. Registration of everyone entering the building will be maintained.
Safety Guideline Update There is currently an increase of Covid-19 cases in the community around us and the Delta variant is the predominate strain causing infection. This variant has the ability to infect the vaccinated as well as those who are not vaccinated and all infected can transmit the disease. In order to protect the most vulnerable members of our church family, everyone of the age of 2 years and older must wear masks while indoors at our church. (This is currently the indoor masking guideline set by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.) Please join with us as a Christian family as we protect our most vulnerable members. We ask that you continue to practice social distancing while in the church and that you continue to register your attendance for all of our worship services and other activities in the church. In addition, we will be suspending the service of shared food at any events at the church as a further precaution. Please join with us as we work to protect all of those in our church family especially those at greatest risk. Thank you, Faith UMC COVID-19 Task Force
Church Usage Policy Exempt Form
Last year we adopted a new Church Usage Policy which has a few evenings out of the week allotted for children and youth programs to follow along with our Church Strategic Goals. These evenings are Sunday from 4:45 - 7:30 pm, Tuesday and Friday from 5:30 - 7:45 pm. We wanted to remind people that there are days that we do not have programming and we have a "Church Usage Exemption Form" you can fill out if your group is wanting to meet on one of those days. You will want to look on the church calendar in room 4 to see if there is anything scheduled. Please do not write anything on this master calendar. If nothing is on the schedule, pick up an Exemption Form outside of room 4 and submit it to Sandy Ward. It will be reviewed by the team and an answer will be given to you in a timely fashion. If you have any questions on how this works, you can see Sandy Ward, Pastor Caitlyn, Kim Clifton or Ed Bayles.
All groups must be out of the building 15 minutes before any children or youth program begins. No adult group can meet during these times. (All outside and any church groups).
All outside groups must sign and submit a form to the Program Coordinator clearly stating beginning and end times of meeting or event.
This will be in effect from Labor Day through Memorial Day. During the summer: Memorial Day through Labor Day use of facilities will be available on a first come first served basis. (This means if a children or youth program is scheduled, no adult program or activity can be scheduled at that time. Vise-versa: If an adult program is scheduled, no children or youth activity will be scheduled at that time).
Exceptions to this policy: Election Day, Quilters Guild, and VBS. Future programs may request an exception by completing a Building Usage Exception Form and submitting this form to the Safety Task Force chairperson. It will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator, Athletic Chairperson, Children’s Director, and Associate Pastor/Youth Director. If the program receives unanimous support, it will be approved. Programs that receive exceptions will be reviewed annually when these procedures are reviewed.
Contact: Amanda Steenvoorden, Chair Safety Task Force (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Sandy Ward (email@example.com)