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IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES

The Mason UMC will adhere to the following guidelines for “in-person” worship.  These guidelines will evolve through the different stages of the pandemic.  

 

Facemasks are HIGHLY recommended by all individuals in the building for worship.  We encourage the use of personal, reusable/washable masks.  Disposable masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

All individuals that are in higher risk categories are encouraged to use caution and discretion when attending worship.

If you or anyone you have been social distancing with are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please worship with us online.

Procedures upon arriving at the building for worship:

  • Maintain proper social distancing at ALL TIMES – from your car, to your seat, and back to your car.

  • Enter through the main front doors, if weather permitting the doors will be propped open.

  • Attendance of all worshippers will be taken inside the doors, enabling contact tracing if required.

  • Upon arriving, please go directly to the sanctuary and be seated.

  • Please refrain from all handshaking, hugs, and lingering conversations.

  • There will be no coffee or refreshments served.  Feel free to bring your own coffee, tea, soda, etc.

  • Chairs have been pre-set in the sanctuary per social distancing guidelines, in groups of 2, 3, & 4.  Only sit with individuals that you have been social distancing with.  Please sit in a chair group that is closest to your needs (i.e. if you are a group of 2, sit in a chair group that has 2 chairs).  If you need more than 4 chairs for your family/group, please ask an usher for assistance.

  • There will be no nursery provided.  A “Cry Room” is available with the service Live Streamed to it, if you are uncomfortable with your child’s activity.

  • Access in the building is being limited to: front doors, lobby, sanctuary, and restrooms.  Please refrain from entering any other part of the building.

  • Please try to limit the restrooms to 2 individuals at a time.

 

 

Worship

  • There will be one worship service at 10am and will have elements of both contemporary and traditional.

  • Worship will continue to be offered online.

  • If needed, the Multi Ministry Room will be used as overflow with the service live streamed on the screen.

  • There will NOT be:

  • Passing of the Offering plates, instead there will be boxes at the doors of the sanctuary for you to place your offering in.

  • Bulletins

  • Friendship pads

  • Music is and will still be a part of our worship, but we ask that all worshipers refrain from singing out loud.  Singing sends germs further than regular speech (even with masks).

 

Cleaning & Sanitizing

  • All areas being used for worship will be cleaned and disinfected before worship.

  • All common surfaces (door handles, light switches, etc.) will be cleaned throughout Sunday morning activities.

  • Hand sanitizer is positioned throughout the building, please use it frequently.

  • Please refrain from touching as much as possible while in the building.

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9 am - Noon

Tuesday: Noon - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm

Friday: Closed

ADDRESS

6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

 

(513) 398-4741

 

office@masonumc.org

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