Reopening Plan

Check out the latest COVID-19 update for Good News Church on Sunday mornings

*NOTE*: No one will ever be made to participate in any setting that they are not comfortable with. These are all voluntary options and phases that each person and family must decide what is best for their situation and comfort level.
 

 

 

PHASE #1: SMALL GROUP SETTINGS (STARTING: JULY 1ST)

  • We will encourage people to intentionally engage in small group settings through our GNCommunities, Extended Ministries, and additional Watch Parties (watching the online Sunday service together) that may be hosted.

  • We will encourage more families to intentionally engage with other families through things like shared meals, play dates, and times set aside to take communion.

  • Leaders of any of these group settings will be allowed to determine what they are comfortable with and what restrictions or precautions are best for their gatherings.

PHASE #2: DIFFERENT IN-PERSON SUNDAY SERVICE OPTIONS (CURRENT PHASE)
NO GNKIDS MINISTRY: We will offer a 9AM in-person service at the GNChurch building that will NOT offer any GNKids Ministry options.

  • The building surfaces will be sanitized prior to people’s arrival.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available around the building.

  • Kids can come to this service with parents, but the child(ren) must be with a parent the entire time that they are in the building.

  • Masks will be mandatory for all at the 9AM service, except for those who are under 10 years of age, those who cannot wear one for a health reason, and those who are leading on stage. We will provide free masks for those who need them.

  • No coffee (refreshments) or food will be offered to limit touchpoints. Feel free to bring your own coffee.

  • Communion will not be passed around as normal, but when offered, it will be done in a way that limits shared points of contact.

  • We will discourage making any personal contact during the 9AM service.

WITH GNKIDS MINISTRY: We will offer a 10:45AM in-person service at the GNChurch building that WILL have GNKids Ministry options.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available around the building.

  • GNKids Volunteers will be asked to wear a mask at all times.

  • Masks will be mandatory for all at the 10:45 am service, except for those who are under 10 years of age, those who cannot wear one for a health reason, and those who are leading on stage. We will provide free masks for those who need them.

  • Masks can be taken off once seated in the auditorium, similar to what you would see in a restaurant. (10/2 update)

  • GNKids will be offered in a way that will try to limit any unnecessary spread of germs, including extra sanitizing and hand washing breaks.

  • Color-coded stickers may be required to help indicate each person's comfort level in regards to personal space and shared contact.

  • No coffee (refreshments) or food will be offered to limit touchpoints. Feel free to bring your own coffee.

  • Communion will not be passed around, but when offered, it will be done in a way that limits shared points of contact.

 

PHASE #3: IDENTICAL IN-PERSON SUNDAY SERVICE OPTIONS (STARTING: TBD)
Both Sunday services will be offered at the GNChurch building and will have identical options and guidelines, which WILL include our GNKids Ministry.


Details and start dates are TBD.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like specific prayers - please contact Lead Pastor Cody Balch

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Powell, OH 43065

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