RETURN TO SERVICE GUIDELINES
Greetings 36th Street members and friends:
36th Street has begun in-person worship services again. Service time is 10:30 AM. The service has been modified to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19. Following are guidelines we expect to follow:
- Entrance to the building will be limited to the main/carport entrance doors only.
- Upon entering the building and while moving around inside the building, we encourage you to wear a face covering. These may be removed while seated in the pew during the service. Face masks are available in the foyer if you need one. Children are not required to wear a face covering.
- To maintain physical separation, we have designated every other row for seating. Please do not sit in pews that are marked with yellow tape. We ask you to remain six feet from others – but family units are encouraged to sit together.
- Single service communion sets will be used. Pick up your communion set and a plastic sandwich bag as you enter. Please dispose of the communion sets in one of the trash containers as you leave.
- Collection trays will be placed on the table in the foyer for your contribution as you leave.
- At the conclusion of the service, the ushers will dismiss by rows in order to maintain separation. We ask that you exit the building without stopping for socializing.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers are located in the foyer. Water fountains are taped off and should not be used.
- There will be no children’s classes and the education section of the building has been closed until further notice.
- Adult Bible classes and all services will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook live.
- Please do not leave cards or gifts in the foyer – they will not be distributed!
- Seating and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized prior to all services.
- If you have flu-like symptoms; if you have any signs of fever; if you have had contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19; or if you have concerns about your own compromised immune system, we encourage you to please stay at home.
If you know of someone who does not have access to email, please pass along this communication to them prior to Sunday. Thank you!
ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE
We are now able to accept contributions and donations online. This is a capability that we believe is going to be very beneficial both now, and even in the future when things get back to normal. Here are a few of the benefits:
- Give anytime, from anywhere - EVEN from quarantine!
- Set Up Automatic Recurring Contributions According To YOUR Preferences. Let's be honest, most of our bills and priorities are auto-drafted each month, if our Disney+ won't lapse during lockdown, should our giving? For the purposeful giver, it makes sense!
- Choose Between General Offering, Missions, and Disaster Relief Categories. We Will Be Able To Create Special Giving Campaigns When Appropriate!
- Get Confirmation Email That Includes A Tax Receipt Automatically! You can make donations with a debit/credit card or a direct bank account transfer.
- There are of course, ACH transaction fees (which are applied every time you use your credit or debit card anywhere) associated with this platform. We have found them to be best in class, and you can choose to "Cover The Fee" with your donation with the click of a button. Otherwise, this giving option is 100% FREE for you.
YOU CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OR DONATION HERE:
DO YOU HAVE A MEMBER ACCOUNT?
Attention: 36th Street Members
Our website contains much useful information for you as a member of the 36th street congregation. We are updating and improving www.36thstreetchurch.com on an ongoing basis.
In order for you to take advantage of the full (members-only) benefits of the site, you need to set up a personal account on the site. It's easy to do - just go to the homepage of the website and click on the 'MEMBERS' tab and select 'REGISTER' from the drop-down menu. You will need to complete the form there and set up a username and password. Your request will be forwarded to a web administrator, who will review the form and set you up in the system.
We encourage you to access the website and see how it can benefit you.
CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGES
36th Street currently has two separate Facebook pages. Both have the same name: 36th Street Church of Christ. The pages are different in the following way:
One is an open public group. This is the cover photo: Anyone can see the group's name, who's in the group, and can post and see what others post on the page.
The other is a closed group. This is the cover photo: Anyone can see the group name and who's in the group, but only members who have been approved and added by the Admin(s) of the page (Mike Moss, Marcus Stenson, Ethan Kirl, or John Eckhart) can see what group members post on the page.
So, basically, if you want to post something to be shared by only our members (and others whom the Admins have approved as members), use the closed page. If you want to post something to be shared with the public, use the public page. Hope this helps, - John E.