Sunday Mornings at Meadow Creek Church

COVID-19 Protection Plan  [Updated July 22, 2020]

Whether gathering in-person or staying at home for now, let's all remember to pray for each other during this

challenging season. God is still active among us, working all things according to the counsel of his will and for

the good of his children (Ephesians 1:11; Romans 8:28).

Grace to you as you read through our COVID-19 Protection Plan. Some of us might think it’s too much. 

Some of us might think it’s not enough. Either way, let’s love one another by looking to the interests of others

(Philippians 2:4). Let’s outdo one another in showing honor (Romans 12:10). We all are trying to do what we

can to move forward in faith, taking wise precautions while not living in fear. Please let church leadership know

if you have questions or suggestions. We are in this together.

General Precautions

  • Exterior doors will be propped open for no-contact entrance and exit.
  • Greeters will wear masks and smile, wave, or give "virtual high fives."
  • Physical distancing of 6ft will be expected between you and others outside your household.
  • We are asking all adults and children 6 years old and up to comply with Governor Tim Walz's                                    mask-wearing mandate upon entering the building. This applies to all settings, including the lobby,                    Creekside, worship center, gym, and etc.
  • Lengthier conversations are to be continued outside, whenever possible.
  • We encourage you to refrain from handshakes, hugs, or other forms of close physical contact right                                    now. Virtual high fives and big smiles are encouraged!
  • We are asking Individuals experiencing any type of illness to stay at home. 
  • Vulnerable individuals and older adults are encouraged to stay at home. 
  • An online option will be provided for those who stay at home.

Congregational worship and singing

  • Congregational singing will be limited to two songs. The worship team will lead additional songs.
  • The balcony will be open as an option for families with young children.
  • The lobby will be reserved as a no-singing zone.    
  • Those on the platform will not be required to wear face coverings.
  • Offerings may be placed in collection baskets available in the lobby. You may also give online or by mailing or    dropping off contributions at the church office.
  • We will use individually-wrapped elements for The Lord’s Supper.

Sanitary Measures

  • We will clean and disinfect the church building before and after each church service or event.
  • We encourage frequent hand-washing, the use of hand sanitizer, and covering coughs/sneezes.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available by the doors.
  • Food and beverages will not be served. 
  • Water fountains will not be available.

Sunday School

  • Nursery will not be provided during Sunday School or the worship gathering.
  • Sunday School will not be provided for kids 5th grade and under.
  • Adult and Youth Sunday School will be held in the gym physically distanced by individuals/families.
  • No food or beverages offered, but individuals/families may bring their own.
  • Adult/Youth Sunday School will be provided on Zoom for those who stay at home.