We have returned to our regular Sunday morning schedule:

8:00am - Praise and Worship
9:30am - The Bridge and Life Groups
11:00am - Praise and Worship and Life Groups 

Our Youth, College and Adult Life Groups have started meeting again on site.  And on July 12th, our Sunday Evening Services resumed.  Unfortunately, we do not feel comfortable at this time resuming our Nursery, Children’s Life Groups or BridgeKids. We will continue to pray and gather information provided by state and local officials. We will make a decision which will allow everyone to get back on their normal Sunday schedule in the safest way as soon as possible. 

Due to our continued process of sanitation, each service will be an hour. The Worship Center will be closed and not reopened until 5 minutes before each service begins. We are asking all Life Groups to remain in their rooms until it is time to gather for worship. Please do not congregate in the foyer outside the worship area. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and flexibility as we navigate this time of change. And remember to ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before attending an in-person service:

* Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?
* Have I had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?
* Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
* Is there any medical reason why I believe I shouldn’t be around others?
* Have I been tested for COVID-19 but have not received the results?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to join us online at Sevier.church/watch.


What does “touchless environment" mean?
There will be no Life Groups or nursery for preschool through children. There will be no passing of offering plates, no greeting time, no handouts, and all printed materials have been removed from pew racks. There will be a modified invitation with a place for those making decisions to go after the service. 

What does social distancing look like in worship?
Pews will be blocked off to help follow recommended CDC distancing guidelines. Before and after worship traffic flow will be communicated and directed. 

How are you sanitizing before/after each service?
All hard surfaces will be sprayed with recommended solutions, allowed to sit, and then wiped based on CDC guidelines. Also, any high traffic areas will be sanitized. 

Will there be kid's activities or a nursery?
No kid's activities or nursery will be provided at this time. 

Do I have to wear a face mask?
No, we are not requiring anyone to wear a face mask. However, we are waiting to hear if the governor mandates masks at all public gathering. Please check back for updates. We will have face masks available if you don’t have one and would like to wear one. We will also have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the campus. 

I’m just not ready to return to in-person services?
We completely understand. We will continue streaming on all of our platforms and encourage you to join us online. 

What about weekday activities?
Until further notice, there will be no other in-person events taking place on campus including children’s activities, Wednesday night activities and services. Ministries like Helping Hands and Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts will continue to operate on the modified basis that they have been to ensure we continue to serve the community and meet needs. 

What can I do to help?
You can help us by staying home if you are showing any flu-like symptoms, have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days, have had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, if there is any medical reason to believe you shouldn’t be around others or if you have been tested for COVID but have not received the results yet. You can also help us by maintaining social distances of 6', as well as washing or sanitizing your hands often.

What’s next?
During this time of change, we have done our best to seek the Lord’s guidance through prayer. We will continue to be flexible and will continue to monitor the recommended guidelines and recommendations from our government agencies and state convention. Basically, everything else is being reviewed and determined on a weekly basis. We want to make sure we have the best information possible to continue making the best decisions we can. Thank you for your continued prayer and for being flexible as we move forward. We can’t wait till we can all worship together again!
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