NEXT GEN Reopening Plan

KIDS GROUPS UPDATE:
Licking County is under a mandate to wear masks/face coverings.

In accordance with the Governor’s (July 16) mandate, we are now requiring masks/face coverings to be worn during ALL weekend worship services and while you are in the church building.

Please note: This order does not apply to individuals under the age of 10.

Masks/face coverings are not required if you have legitimate health reasons that prohibit you from wearing one.

Here's a full list of exemptions to the mask mandate:


After much prayer and discussion, we will begin the process of slowly reopening our physical building for our Kids and Student Ministries.

We realize there will continue to be ​a wide range of emotions​ and opinions about these ministries gathering in-person again. Some people may not want to gather in-person at this time. Others have been ready to gather in-person for several weeks. Therefore, we will need to extend much grace to one another through this process.

Although we will do it slowly, we do look forward to reopening these two ministries. Whether you are in the building or online, we are a church united, and we will remain that way as we slowly begin this reopening process.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support as we walk this journey together. 

 


***Please note: Kids worship times have changed to match our updated service times*** 

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PLEASE NOTE:
We are excited to let you know that we are
opening back up for Children 2 and under at our 9:30 Hour.

KIDS GROUPS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 9:00AM

KIDS GROUPS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 10:20AM 

JERSEY KIDS 

After much prayer and discussion, we are excited to be starting our small groups back (Ages 3 - 5th Grade) this week in Kids Ministry. 


We are taking a few extra precautions for your families' safety and the safety of our volunteers. please review the following rules/guidelines:


-Offer limited classes at 9:30 and 11:30 service hours (please only attend 1 hour)
-No more than ten kids per classroom for elementary/preschool
-No large group worship at this time
-All teachers will wear masks & have their temperatures checked upon arrival
-All classroom bathrooms will be locked. Only hall bathroom and worship room bathrooms will be used
-Follow Daycare/ Preschools guidelines:
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Sector-fact-sheet-8-Child-Care.pdf
-Small groups to sit on floors (tables and chairs have been removed). Each child will have their own supply kit in a bag that includes scissors, crayons, pencils, and/or supplies needed. The same bag with their name on it they will use weekly.
-No snacks for preschoolers
-No childcare for ages two and under at this time


Our pick-up and drop-off procedures will look a little different. Here is what you can expect:


-Only one adult for checking-in kids
-Drop kids off at main doors in both lobbies. No parents in kid's areas to help reduce traffic.
-Elementary drop off in West Entrance lobby. Pick up through the outside fire door at the end of the elementary hall.
-Letters A-L Preschool drop off/pick up in Main Preschool Lobby
-Letters M-Z Preschool drop off/pick up at the Elementary Lobby door (please note if you have elementary kids as well, you may use the West Entrance lobby)
- All kids will be required to wash their hands upon entering and exiting their classrooms.
-No self-check-in (attendant to check-in kids so minimal contact on the computer)


If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you will still be able to access our online kid's options. Whether in the building or online, we are a church united, and we will remain that way as we slowly continue our reopening process.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support as we walk this journey together.

WHAT ABOUT MASKS?
There will undoubtedly be people with and without masks, so please extend grace to one another. All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks. NOTE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

Jersey Students

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Student worship services and grow groups/breakout groups will be moving OUTSIDE for the next few weeks to allow more students to participate. We will be in the West parking lot by the student ministry entrance. Students will most likely want to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to be a little more comfortable. Masks will be required.
Contact Tyler with any questions.


With our middle school and high school students attending on different nights, we have plenty of safe distancing space for your students. Student registration is not necessary.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY (MSM)
Wednesday Night Worship and Grow Groups
Wednesdays | 6:30PM - 8:00PM

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY (HSM)
Wednesday Night Worship and Grow Groups
Wednesdays | 6:30PM - 8:00PM

When inside:

These nights will consist of both grow groups and our worship service. In grow groups, will have an "X "indicating where students are supposed to sit. In the worship venue, chairs are six feet apart from each other.

The coffee shop is currently closed, and furniture has been moved out of the cafe to open it up some more and allow for better social distancing.

 

ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Online programming will continue for our Kids and Student Ministries.

KIDS
Find weekly videos and parent guides here. Join Miss Heidi on Facebook Mondays at 3:30PM and Fridays at 10:30AM.

STUDENTS
Watch Online Student Services Wednesdays (MSM) and Thursdays at 7:00PM. Find them on YouTube and Instagram.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CLICK HERE for some of our most frequently asked questions.