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We are working hard to start offering “pods” of connection together for all ages. These are smaller groups that can meet together regularly for fellowship and learning. Be on the lookout for that soon in adult, student, and children’s ministries.
Reach out to us if you have any questions - and stay safe.
Absolutely! Online worship will remain our primary means of worship. Click here to watch the service..
Yes. The church is always open to you. We do ask that you use caution in making your decision to return, as older adults are at high risk to contracting COVID-19. While Chapelwood has implemented multiple safety precautions, there is no way to eliminate risk.
Yes. We ask that you wear a mask upon entry and keep it on throughout the service and as you move about. This is for the protection of others. If you feel that you cannot wear a mask, we ask that you worship online.
We’ve made a lot of changes to signage, equipment, and supplies to make regathering as safe as possible. All the touchpoint spaces are cleaned throughout the day. The Sanctuary will be wiped clean and fogged before and after each service. We’ve trained staff to model safe practices and added clear signage to guide your path and remind you of protocols. We also have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at our entrances.
Engage in a self-check. Take your temperature to make sure you don’t have a fever and examine the list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 to make sure you’re not exhibiting any of them (fever over 100.4 degrees, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea). If you have any symptoms, we ask you to stay home and worship online.
Parking lot greeters will welcome you as you arrive on campus and direct you to Lot A, the lot in front of the Sanctuary, where we're asking everyone to park for the first few weeks of regathering. See map here. Other campus entrances (Youth Building, Williams Building, Children's Building, and by the Chapel) will be closed. Entrance 7 is the only entrance open during the week but will not be open on Sundays.
Yes, please. Every Friday, the weekly Sanctuary e-mail will include a simple online form for you to fill out to let us know you’re coming that week. That will give us an approximate head count for the Sanctuary. You can also fill out that form here.
At the Sanctuary entrance, a greeter will meet you with hand sanitizer and direct you to an open seat. Please be prepared to be seated as you are directed; it will not be possible for you to sit where you usually sit. Every other pew will be roped off to maintain distancing. An usher in the aisle will guide you/your household and individuals to seating at appropriate distances. Similarly at the end of service, ushers will dismiss people by pew to minimize crossover.
Not yet. There will be lots of music in worship, but we will not be singing as a congregation until it is safe to do so.
Not yet. There will not be a nursery or Sunday School for children, teens, or adults. We are encouraging you all to worship together as a family in the Sanctuary.
As you enter and see friends, remember an elbow tap or fist bump is safer than a handshake or a hug. Water fountains are closed, and we will not have coffee stations or water service, so if you need your morning coffee or water, please bring it in a spill-proof container.
Out of an abundance of caution, printed materials have been removed from racks around campus and from the pews, as have Bibles and hymnals. We encourage you to bring your own Bible or you can access it using the Chapelwood Discipleship app. You can find a digital bulletin there in the Discipleship app as well or online during service.
Not on campus, but Children's Ministry has made it easy for you to include your kids in worship by assembling all of the weekly materials for you to print ahead of time and bring to service with you. Click here to access those materials.
We won’t pass the offering plates during service, but there will be offering plates on stands at the three entrances to the Sanctuary. There will also be instructions on the screens for "text to give." You may also give online.
Yes, by text. At some point during worship, you will be asked to text “pew” to 75787. You’ll receive back simple instructions for letting us know who’s worshiping with you. Sharing that information with us helps us know real numbers for managing capacity in the Sanctuary from week-to-week and will also be necessary should we need to follow up with attendees after the service.
We hope you know how excited we are to see you and we are doing all we can to prepare a safe, sacred space for you. We know the changes may seem like a lot, but once we get the hang of things together and everyone starts to distance naturally and take care on campus, we’ll be able to make other adjustments going forward.
If you have any questions, please contact us!