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.
Governor DeWine announced that Licking County has been upgraded to a Level Three ("Red") category on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. As a result, Licking County is under a mandate to wear masks/face coverings beginning July 17 at 6:00PM. The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has been tracking an increase in COVID-19 cases in the county over the past month.
A Level Three ("Red") classification means there is severe exposure and spread in the county. Citizens should limit their activities as much as possible. They should continue to follow all standard precautions and health orders.
Again, at this time, we are requiring masks/face coverings to be worn during all weekend worship services and while you are in the church building.
Masks/face coverings are not required if you have legitimate health reasons that prohibit you from wearing one. Kids under 10 are not required to wear facial coverings.
Here is a full list of exemptions to the mask mandate:
After much prayer and discussion, we began (Sunday, May 17) the process of slowly reopening our physical building for Sunday Morning Worship and Grow Groups.
We realize there will continue to be a wide range of emotions and opinions about 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.
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.
UPDATE: Next Gen Ministries are currently in Phase 2 of reopening. Read more here.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
We will keep you posted if we open up any additional services for this coming Sunday and/or future Sundays.
We are respectfully asking that you not attend our in-person services without registering. To do so would put our staff, volunteers, and those who have registered in an unfair position.
Additionally, we encourage anyone in a vulnerable health situation to strongly consider waiting to attend.
CENTRAL VENUE SERVICES
We'd like to invite you to attend our 11:30AM service if at all possible. It would help us balance out our Central Venue Worship attendance across both hours. Thank you for considering.
What will the worship services look like?
Our Chapel service will have live, piano-style music and a live message.
Our Central Venue service will have live, acoustic guitar-style music and a live message.
Seating will be separated by six feet of empty space.
We will have our normal online services available on Sunday mornings. People who watch online and people who attend in-person will watch the same message from Pastor John.
See below for pictures that will give you a better idea of what distancing will look like in the rooms.
What about masks?
The Governor declared Licking County as a "Red" county on July 16. In accordance with that mandate, we will now require masks/face coverings in all our weekend worship services and at anytime you are in the church building.
Of course, masks/face coverings are not required if you have a legitimate health concern that is adversely affected by wearing one.
What precautions are We taking?
We have taken the following precautions as we prepare to reopen the building on Sundays.
· Setting up six-foot physical distancing procedures
· Multiple hand sanitizer stations
· No handshaking
· No passing of an offering plate
· No self-serve coffee stations
· No cafe service at this time
· No handouts
· The doors will remain open, so you do not need to touch them.
· Restrooms will be cleaned frequently during the morning.
WHAT ABOUT STUDENT AND KIDS PROGRAMMING?
Our Next Gen Ministries are currently in Phase 2 of a three-phase reopening process.
CHURCH AT HOME
We will be streaming hymns and a message from the Chapel at 8:15AM.
We will stream our Central Venue Worship Services at 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 6:00PM.
Find us at the following online channels:
Jersey Church app | Jersey Church | Facebook Live | Jerseychurch.tv
We look forward to worshiping together with you online this Sunday. Even while apart, we can still be together.
A look at what distancing looks like in our worship venues.
Chapel (max of 75 people)
Central Venue (max of 150 people)