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    Re-Entering Well FAQs
    05.22.20

    When? Deciding when to re-open a church facility for in-person worship and meetings is an intentional and rigorous discernment process that requires answering What? Who? and When? as outlined in the BWC’s Re-Entering Well Guidelines. Do...

      Worshipping Outdoors Tip Sheet
      05.21.20

      Download as PDF The church campus must be prepared to ensure that people may adequately comply with social distancing from the time they enter the property until they leave.”(BWC Guidelines for Re-entering Well, p. 5) Why? Some...

        Enforcing Necessary Health Policies Tip Sheet
        05.17.20

        Download as PDF Leaders, identified and equipped by the task force, must take responsibility for enforcing necessary policies to create a safe space for people who come into our church buildings to worship. (BWC Guidelines for Re-entering Well...

          Task Force Tip Sheets
          05.17.20

          To assist each local church's Re-Entering Well Task Force, which every congregation has been asked to create, several tip sheets, with specific recommendations, are online to assist congregations. See the tip sheets on: Social...

            Nursery and Sunday School Tip Sheet
            05.17.20

            Download as PDF The risk for transmitting the virus is high in church nurseries and Sunday School. Plan for children to be in worship with their families at this time. (BWC Guidelines for Re-entering Well, p. 4)         ...

              Coffee Hour and Fellowship Time Tip Sheet
              05.17.20

              Download as PDF Social/coffee hours should be resumed no earlier than Phase 3. At that phase, food should be served wearing gloves and using utensils rather than offering open table buffets.(BWC Guidelines for Re-entering Well, p. 5) Why? It...

                Offering and Collections Tip Sheet
                05.17.20

                Download as PDF Offerings should be collected in secure receptacles near entrances and exits. We advise continued encouragement of electronic offering. A safe method for counting the offering must be implemented including the use of disposable...

                  Celebrating Communion Tip Sheet
                  05.17.20

                  Download as PDF Some experts believe Communion is too risky to attempt at Phase 2 and should only be considered at Phase 3. If your team decides to provide Communion, a number of guidelines must be followed. (BWC Guidelines for Re-entering...

                    Musicians Tip Sheet
                    05.17.20

                    Download as PDF The risk for droplet transmission is high for choirs and musicians playing brass and woodwind instruments. The current best advice is no choirs or congregational singing at in-person worship. With singing and specific...

                      Greeters, Ushers, and Communion Stewards Tip Sheet
                      05.17.20

                      Download as PDF The risk for greeters, ushers, and Communion stewards is high as most of their tasks do not allow for appropriate social distancing and/or handling items that multiple people touch. (BWC Guidelines for Re-entering Well, p...

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