COVID-19 RESPONSE - JULY

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and because we love our neighbors and desire to protect them in any way possible, we have put in place the following guidelines for the month of July.

Please know that we have prayed and asked God to lead us in every decision that we make and that we are not acting in fear, OUR CONFIDENCE IS IN THE LORD ALMIGHTY, but rather, we do everything out of an abundance of caution, love for our community, and in order to collaborate with the Federal, State, and local authorities. 

 

Guidelines for Church Gatherings at the Church Building - Month of July

 

  • SEATING CAPACITY IN OUR AUDITORIUM WILL BE AT 35% WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. 

  • WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING CHILDREN’S CHURCH DURING THE SUMMER; all children will need to sit with their parents and children, 11 years of age and younger, will not be allowed to roam around the building alone.  The children’s church staff will continue to work, throughout the summer, on creative ideas so that our children remain engaged in the things of God until we can have children’s church again in the building.  We will be working with the parents to ensure that all of our children are growing in their spiritual walk with God.

 

  • We ask that you please stay home if you meet any of the following criteria:

  1. Older than 60 years old,

  2. Pregnant,

  3. Have underlying health conditions, including those with compromised immune systems or respiratory conditions like severe asthma, o Have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath),

  4. Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or

  5. Have returned from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC in the last 14 days

 

  • Disinfecting the building – Please know that we will be thoroughly disinfecting the auditorium, chairs, bathrooms, doors, and common areas before and after each service. 

 

  • Social Distancing – During the month of July, we will continue to practice social distancing by having families sit together six feet apart from each other.  We will remove some chairs from the auditorium and spread the remaining chairs throughout the room in order to meet the social distance requirements.  If the Holy Spirit is moving you to dance, we encourage you to do so, but please be respectful in keeping 6 ft. of distance between you and others in attendance.

 

  • Face MasksIT IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, 5 YEARS OLD AND OLDER, TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHILE IN THE BUILDING.  We will have face masks available for those of you that don’t bring a mask, but we ask that you bring your own if possible. 

 

  • Hand Sanitizer – We have numerous hand sanitizer bottles with hand-pumps stationed throughout our foyer, halls, and auditorium for your convenience and use.  Please do not remove them from any of their stations.  If you have your own hand sanitizer bottles that fit in your belongings, we encourage you to bring them for your own personal use. 

 

  • Water – Our drinking fountains will NOT be accessible at any time.  We recommend you bring your own reusable drink containers for all family members if needed.  Don't forget that food or coffee are not allowed in the auditorium, only water.

 

  • Restrooms – Our restrooms will be available, and their external doors will be propped open to minimize touch points.  It is your responsibility to wait OUTSIDE the restrooms, if stalls are filled, so there is no congregating inside the confined spaces.  While waiting outside, please be aware of social distancing guidelines.  Please use only one sink at a time for social distancing compliance. 

 

  • Prayer Ministry – We will NOT have our traditional prayer ministry at the end of the service until that level of proximity and physical touch is prudent.  We believe in the doctrine of laying on of hands and the impartation God gives through human contact, but we are not allowing that practice at this time out of an abundance of caution and in order to respect and love our neighbors.  If you would like to pray with a pastor or someone from the prayer team, please let us know so that we can schedule a zoom meeting and/or make other arrangements. 

 

  • Parking – If possible, park ONE parking stall away from the next closest vehicle.  Observe social distancing guidelines as you enter and exit building, and please avoid non-familial congregating in the parking lot before, during, or after our gatherings. 

 

  • Exiting – At the end of the service, please gather all your personal belongings to minimize touch points for our custodial team.  Observe distancing guidelines as you exit the building and avoid any type of congregating inside the building with others.  We understand that this is very difficult to do, but we ask you to please be patient and understanding as we try to maneuver through this pandemic.

  • Tithes and Offerings - Please use the offering lock boxes located in the back of the auditorium.  You can also give online or mail checks to Lighthouse Church, 6402 Schroeder Rd. Madison, WI 53711.

  • FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DO NOT FEEL SAFE GATHERING FOR OUR CHURCH SERVICE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER OUR SERVICES LIVE ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE.

ADDRESS

608-441-9408

 

6402 Schroeder Rd.
Madison, WI 53711

 

info@lighthouseinmadison.org

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