To respect Physical distancing protocols, pre-registration is REQUIRED:
7th thru 12th grade, no registration required. Please come to the Upper Room in the Youth Building for Sunday School. We will check you for symptoms and register you at that time.
We are currently offering two services on our greenbay campus:
- 9:00 a.m. Contemporary
- 10:15 a.m. Sunday School (no worship service during this hour)
- 11:15 a.m. Traditional
A few things to note:
- We will stream our worship services every week as the primary way we worship together at Chapelwood.
- If you are in a vulnerable category based on age or health, we ask that you continue to worship online.
- We are asking you to let us know if you plan to attend worship in person, and at which time.
- We ask that you wear your mask at all times while in the building.
- We will physically distance in the pews.
- There will be lots of music, but we will not sing together as a congregation at this time.
- We will encourage people to visit together outside in the fresh air.
Reach out to us if you have any questions - and stay safe.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Can I still worship online?
Absolutely! Online worship will remain our primary means of worship. Click here to watch the service.
I’m over 65 years old. Can I come to campus worship?
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.
Is a mask required?
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.
What are you doing to get things ready?
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.
What should I do before coming to campus?
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.
Where do I park and enter?
All parking lots are open:
- A - Sanctuary
- B - Claymore
- C - Youth/Anchor House
All main entrances will also be open:
- 1 - Sanctuary
- 2 - Fountain Hallway
- 7 - Bookstore
- 8 - Williams Building
- 10 - Game Room
Do I need to reserve a seat?
Well, sort of. 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.
How will I know where to sit?
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.
Are we going to be able to sing as a congregation?
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.
What about gathering to catch up with friends? Coffee in the Parlor?
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.
What about Bibles?
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. Ushers will wear gloves and hand you a bulletin when you enter the Sanctuary.
Can I still pick up a clipboard/sermon activities for my kids?
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.
How can I give my financial offering?
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.
Are we still registering our attendance?
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!