Fair Haven Campus Regathering Phases


PHASE 1 (BEGINNING ON JUNE 10)

We have crafted a health and safety protocol for our staff to return to work. Our facilities team and custodial team are securing the supplies and equipment we need to make sure the proper sanitation can occur for participants and for the spaces we use. We have most of that in place and the rest will arrive very soon.

PHASE 2 (BEGINNING IN MID TO LATE JUNE)

The Fair Haven campus will allow a limited number of small groups to begin meeting in person if they so desire. Protocols for Phase 2 are listed below.

PHASE 3 (COMING AUGUST 2)

 9:30 and 11:15 – Fair Haven campus


 PROTOCOLS FOR SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

The Protocols outlined below have been adopted for groups who wish to use facilities at Fair Haven campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep church members, staff members, and guests as safe as possible while on our campus. The Protocols may be amended from time to time as additional health and safety information is made available from appropriate governmental and health authorities.

WHAT GROUPS SHOULD MEET AT THE CHURCH BUILDING?
Before reserving a room at Fair Haven for your group, consider the following items in making a decision: 

-Consider your group’s purpose – What is the compelling reason for meeting in person?

-Consult your group – Pray and share views and feelings about meeting together. Respect each person’s readiness to meet in person and seek unity as a group in the decision.

-Consider your group’s demographics – In addition to health concerns listed below, be mindful of children at home, caring for elderly, work environment, and travel of group members.

-Plan for options – Provide alternate settings and an online option whenever possible.

-Group Leader – Someone in the group must be designated as the leader, who will be trained on Fair Haven’s policies and serve as liaison between the group and the church staff.

-Agree to follow Fair Haven’s policies – Each person will be asked to make an advance reservation, read and agree to the protocol, and prioritize their personal safety and the safety of others in the group.


PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE ILLNESS


While we will allow any who choose to attend meetings at Fair Haven, we must acknowledge the guidance of the CDC that certain people are at high-risk if they contract COVID-19 and should take extra precaution. Those 65-years and older, those who live in nursing homes/long term care facilities, those with underlying medical conditions including:

-Chronic lung disease or asthma
-Serious heart conditions
-Immunocompromised persons
-Severe obesity
-Diabetes
-Chronic kidney disease
-Liver disease

We will provide livestreaming services or other online options by request to protect the most vulnerable among us.


PHASES OF REGATHERING

Group meetings are being phased in with caution. In Phase 1 (the first several weeks of regathering) we will use one entrance, hosts will escort persons to the room, no childcare will be provided, no Sunday morning classes will meet, no food or drink will be provided, room set-ups will remain intact, advance reservations will be required, and attendance will be recorded.


RESERVING YOUR ROOM

Room availability and capacity are limited to the options below. More spaces may become available and room capacity may increase as safety guidelines change. All rooms must be reserved in advance, starting June 22nd. Contact Marilyn Simmons at: MSimmons@Chapelwood.org on June 22nd for reservations.

Sunday School Rooms-up to 10 people capacity with 6 feet of distance between people
Shed Youth Room- up to 10 people capacity with 6 feet of distance between people
Choir Room-up to 10 people capacity with 6 feet of distance between people
Trinity Center- up to 10 people capacity with 6 feet of distance between people

CLC Gym - up to 50% capacity with 6 feet of distance between people
Fellowship Hall – up to 50% capacity with 6 feet of distance between people
Sanctuary - up to 50% capacity with 6 feet of distance between people


INGRESS AND EGRESS

Guests attending meetings will be asked to park in designated parking lots. Designated routes of ingress and egress from parking areas to and from meeting rooms will be communicated to attendees. For the first meeting of any group, a host will meet you at the designated door and escort you to the room. Exterior doors to the building, other than those designated for the meeting, will be locked. Elevator usage in the CLC is restricted to one person or family at a time.


WEARING MASKS

All persons are required to wear masks while in common areas on our campus (hallways, foyers, narthex, restrooms, etc.). Once seated in the meeting room with appropriate physical distance, guests will be allowed to remove their masks if they choose. When guests depart at the conclusion of the gathering, they will again be asked to wear masks.


ROOM SETUP

The meeting room will be pre-set for the number of people on the reservation and capacity of the room. Room arrangements may not be changed. Families living in the same household are allowed to sit together. Entrances and exits will be marked clearly in larger gathering spaces for optimization of traffic flow and to avoid bottlenecks that would be not follow social distancing protocol.  No beverages or food service will be provided by Fair Haven. People may bring their own individual beverages or food, but not to share at any time.  There will be no paper bulletins of any kind or printed materials distributed.


HAND SANITIZINg

Guests are encouraged to use all hand sanitizing facilities available on Fair Haven’s campus. Use of personal, individual hand sanitizers, like Purell, is also encouraged.


SYMPTOMATIC PERSONS AND HEALTH SELF-CHECK

We ask everyone who plans to attend to engage in a health self-check before they arrive. We ask that you take your temperature in the morning. A fever is defined as “anything over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.” We also ask that people exhibiting any of the following COVID-19 symptoms not to attend the gathering out of consideration for the health of others. Symptoms include:

-Fever or Chills
-Cough
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Fatigue
-Muscle or body aches
-Headache
-New loss of taste or smell
-Sore throat
-Congestion or runny nose
-Nausea or vomiting
-Diarrhea

Our greatest concern is for the health and safety of any person attending a group meeting at Fair Haven campus. These Protocols are in place to ensure that if anyone comes on our campus with the disease, it is very unlikely the disease will spread. Your adherence to these protocols will help keep others safe. Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

Prepared by: Fair Haven Campus Staff & Regather Task Force of Chapelwood UMC


Welcome to Fair Haven!

     If you’ve never visited Fair Haven United Methodist Church at 1330 Gessner Road, or it’s been two years or more since you’ve visited, major changes have occurred with Chapelwood UMC’s newest campus. The FHUMC staff is a combination of new and previous leadership; the music program as a whole has been revitalized with some of the most gifted ministers of music in Houston leading multiple worship services; and, the message delivery has evolved into sermons featuring as much teaching as preaching and include both biblical history and timely guidance for conquering the challenges we all face today. Many sermon themes are explored including getting back to the benefits of practicing a simpler lifestyle even in a world plagued by complexity and chaos.

     Each week we seek new and improved ways to integrate God into our daily lives; we seek to encourage and support our neighbors and community; and, we seek to grow into a deeper understanding of Jesus and how His presence in our lives can change everything. Our worship experience has something for all ages and is family oriented by design. 

     Come experience worship any Sunday, at any of our services, and see what the Lord is prepared to do (and has already done) for you through His love, His mercy and His grace.

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Serve

Serving others is a cornerstone of the Christian faith. If you want to find a way to make things better for the church, local area, or even global community, here's where to start.

Events

Events: These are the large, one-time occasions or opportunities happening at Fair Haven. Examples? The August 20 Kick-off with Rev. Andy Cunningham, special meetings, anything that's not a regular group meeting or an opportunity for service.

Studies and Groups

Groups and Studies: These are the groups that meet on a regular basis, including book studies, Bible studies, Sunday School classes, Youth groups, etc. If you're looking for a group to join, here's where you start.

Serve

Serving others is a cornerstone of the Christian faith. If you want to find a way to make things better for the church, local area, or even global community, here's where to start.

Events

Events: These are the large, one-time occasions or opportunities happening at Fair Haven. Examples? The August 20 Kick-off with Rev. Andy Cunningham, special meetings, anything that's not a regular group meeting or an opportunity for service.

Studies and Groups

Groups and Studies: These are the groups that meet on a regular basis, including book studies, Bible studies, Sunday School classes, Youth groups, etc. If you're looking for a group to join, here's where you start.