We are open for people to join us at the church building for our Sunday Worship Services. We've redesigned our gathering experience to keep everyone as safe as possible which includes proper cleaning, disinfecting and physical distancing. Our sanctuary capacity has been adjusted to accommodate physical distancing as well as spaced out seating.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available at key entry points for ease of access.
- Due to the need for no contact, the bulletin is now electronic and sent Fridays as the weekly email.
- There will be no offering collected during service, however offering plates will be in the front lobby entrance and in the gathering place entrance into the sanctuary.
- Masks are necessary, and extra masks will be onsite and available if needed.
- We're discouraging handshakes and hugs, but encouraging waves and smiles!
- Water fountains will be closed and coffee will not be served.
- Restrooms and entry points have been equipped with sanitizing wipes and disinfecting spray.
- The nursery and children's ministry areas remain closed and all children are to remain with their family during worship service.
- There will be water, iced tea and lemonade offered outside in the green space after the worship service. Please participate according to your comfort level. We ask that you be respectful of others and continue to maintain physical distancing while mingling. Masks are encouraged, but not required outside if maintaining proper physical distance.
RIVER VALE ONLINE
River Vale Online is here to stay! If you've been joining us from outside the River Vale area, or if you are unable to attend physically for any reason-perhaps you're not feeling well, or you are at a higher risk for infection, or maybe you're just not ready to re-gather in person-you can make River Vale Online (RVO) your church home!
We'd love for you to be on mission with us at River Vale Online in these ways:
- Invite your friends to join us for River Vale Online
- If you have kids, make time for them to do the Sunday School lesson with your help (zoom lessons coming soon!)
- Host a watch party in your neighborhood
Keep connected and check your email, our website and Facebook pages for updates and further details to come! Plans are subject to change, depending on how the CDC changes its guidelines and how local officials guide or direct us. We will be following their guidance. Thank you for being flexible with us!