COVID-19 Update : We Are Chapel

COVID-19 Update

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four-phase plan for re-opening

After much prayer, many conversations the elders and staff at Chapel have created a plan for a safe, healthy approach to reopening our church facilities for in-person worship gatherings. We have developed the plan through communication with other churches and in alignment with Governor Ivey’s recommendations

This plan has FOUR PHASES to get back to what we are calling “Normal” but the new normal may look different than the old normal. If you have any questions feel free to let us know. We are here to serve you and empower you to follow Jesus!

PHASE ONE (RESTRICTED) | CURRENT

  1. During this phase, the following will be in place:
  2. Worship Experiences
  3. All worships experiences are ONLINE ONLY
  4. Prayer Meeting
  5. ONLINE ONLY
  6. Church Offices are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
  7. Community Groups
  8. ONLINE or ZOOM
  9. Chapel Kids
  10. ONLINE ONLY
  11. Chapel YTH
  12. ONLINE ONLY
  13. Vulnerable (65 years & up or health risks):
  14. ONLINE ONLY
  15. During PHASE ONE, there are no in-person gatherings. Everything is online.

PHASE TWO (LIMITED) | SUNDAY, MAY 31st

  1. During this phase, the following will be in place:
  2. Worship Experiences
  3. ONLINE WITH LIMITED IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS (250 or less per service)
  4. Prayer Meetings
  5. IN-PERSON ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM IN THE SANCTUARY
  6. Church Offices will be OPEN
  7. Community Groups
  8. IN PERSON (SOCIAL DISTANCING) or ONLINE
  9. Chapel Kids
  10. NO CHAPEL KIDS. CHILDREN WILL WORSHIP WITH THEIR PARENTS IN THE SANCTUARY OR AT HOME ONLINE.
  11. Chapel YTH
  12. IN PERSON GATHERINGS BEGINNING JUNE 3rd.
  13. Vulnerable (65 years & up or health risks)
  14. ONLINE ONLY
  15. During PHASE TWO, we are still focusing on our online worship experiences while giving people the opportunity to gather in-person at 9:30am & 11:15am to participate in the recording of our online worship experiences. There will be no Chapel Kids ministries available during the in-person worship gatherings. We encourage everyone who is vulnerable and in a higher risk health  category to continue to worship online.

PHASE THREE (MODERATE) | TO BE DETERMINED

  1. During this phase, the following will be in place:
  2. Worship Experiences
  3. ONLINE WITH MODERATE IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS BASED ON GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.
  4. Prayer Meetings
  5. IN-PERSON ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM IN THE SANCTUARY
  6. Church Offices will be OPEN
  7. Community Groups
  8. IN PERSON (SOCIAL DISTANCING) or ONLINE
  9. Chapel Kids
  10. NO NURSERY OR PRE-K AVAILABLE. CHAPEL KIDS ELEMENTARY WILL MEET IN-PERSON AT CHAPEL.
  11. Chapel YTH
  12. IN PERSON GATHERINGS
  13. Vulnerable (65 years & up or health risks)
  14. ONLINE ONLY
  15. During PHASE THREE, we are still offering great online worship experiences but beginning to focus on expanding our  in-person worship experiences at 9:30am & 11:15am. There will be NO NURSERY or PRE-K but the ELEMENTARY aged kids will begin to meet in our Chapel Kids ministry. We encourage everyone who is vulnerable and in a higher risk health  category to continue to worship online.

PHASE FOUR (NORMAL) | TO BE DETERMINED

  1. During this phase, the following will be in place:
  2. Worship Experiences
  3. IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS WITH ONLINE EXPERIENCES
  4. Prayer Meetings
  5. IN-PERSON ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM IN THE SANCTUARY
  6. Church Offices will be OPEN
  7. Community Groups
  8. IN PERSON (SOCIAL DISTANCING) or ONLINE
  9. Chapel Kids
  10. ALL OF CHAPEL KIDS WILL BE AVAILABLE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES.
  11. Chapel YTH
  12. IN PERSON GATHERINGS
  13. Vulnerable (65 years & up or health risks)
  14. AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION
  15. During PHASE FOUR, we will go back to our NEW NORMAL with our 9:30am & 11:15am in-person worship experiences. while still offering great online worship experiences. Chapel Kids will open all age-level ministries for both worship experiences. We ask everyone who is vulnerable and in a higher risk health category to use their own discretion in choosing to gather in-person to worship.

TOUCHLESS WORSHIP EXPERIENCES

  1. We will use the main front doors as entrances and the side doors by Chapel Kids and by the Administrative Offices as exits.
  2. Doors will be propped open or opened for you by a volunteer.
  3. Hand sanitation stations will be provided.
  4. No coffee will be served.
  5. All staff and key volunteers will have their temperatures checked and asked the CDC questions before entering the facilities.
  6. We will be seating people in every other row to ensure social distancing requirements.
  7. We will be sanitizing seats in between worship services.
  8. We will not pass offering buckets. There are secure giving boxes at each entrance in the sanctuary.
  9. We will not pass out worship guides (bulletins). We will utilize our www.WeAreChapel.org/connect site for announcements, Connect Cards, and Prayer Requests.

What to Expect

We cannot wait to worship with you in person again! We are so thankful for all that God has done through our online worship experience and we will continue to accommodate those who choose to still worship in their homes, but there is nothing quite like being in the room with one another, worshipping as a family. If you choose to join us here at Chapel for Sunday morning worship, you can expect a friendly and welcoming environment, spirit-led worship through song, a focus on prayer, and a timely word from Pastor Bobby. We would love for you to join us!

Online Worship Experience

If you and your family aren’t quite ready to join us in person yet, you can still worship and engage with the Chapel family through our online worship experience!

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