Dear CCQ Family,
We are writing to inform you that CCQ Leadership has prayerfully and thoughtfully planned for reopening our church building for in-person services. We reopened on Sunday, June 7, 2020, and we ask that you read the important information below regarding the protocols that are in place and what you can expect as you come to the church building. We are evaluating week-to-week, keeping the health and safety of everyone in mind as a priority. Thank you for your prayers, patience, and flexibility over the past several months. Just as the apostle Paul exhorted Timothy, what a blessing it is that our fellowship remains in the gospel from the first day until now, and God will complete His good work until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:3-6).
PROTOCOLS FOR REOPENING THE BUILDING:
SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY WORSHIP – We are currently open for in-person worship services on SUNDAYS at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 6:30 PM, and on WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 PM.
ATTENDANCE & SEATING – Based on social distancing guidelines, limited seating will be available in the sanctuary and overflow room.
LIMITED CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Our Children’s Ministry has not fully reopened to date. For those who believe their children can sit through the entirety of the service in the sanctuary or overflow room, you are welcome to bring them. As well, we offer Children’s Ministry classes during our 11:00am service for Nursery through 11 years of age.
THOSE WHO ARE SICK – If you personally or a member of your household feel(s) sick with any symptoms (i.e. coughing, sneezing, fever, runny nose, sore throat, GI disturbance, etc.), please stay home and do not attend church services, ministry meetings, or special events. We will continue to make the services available online.
FACE MASKS/COVERINGS – The State of Pennsylvania has mandated the wearing of face masks. However, there are noted exceptions in the order. Please read the order for more information on the exceptions as they pertain to you.
OFFERING – Offering boxes will be available at the front and back of the sanctuary during the service if you desire to give in person. Our ushers will not be receiving offering by the passing of baskets. If you desire to give online, please visit: www.ccquakertown.org/giving
FELLOWSHIP AFTER SERVICE – At the end of the service, we are encouraging anyone who desires to fellowship after church services to please do so off-site so that sanitization can take place.
SANITIZATION BETWEEN SERVICES – Before and after our church services, the high contact areas/surfaces of the church will be sanitized. As it pertains to air quality, our HVAC system enables us to properly ventilate while introducing fresh, outside air into the building. Lastly, our normal cleaning protocols remain in place during the week.
RESTROOMS – Will remain open and stocked with hand soap and paper towels. Please wash your hands often, especially prior to reentering the Sanctuary.
HAND SANITIZER – Hand sanitizer will be available for use throughout the church building. If you would like to bring your own for personal use, you may do so.
HESITANT TO ATTEND – If you are uncomfortable attending church in person, please do not feel burdened or pressured to attend services. We will continue to make the service available online for those at home.
MINISTRIES AND HOME FELLOWSHIPS – Ministry meetings and Prayer meetings may meet in the church building while observing social distancing guidelines and sanitization protocols as is feasible. Home Fellowships can resume meeting in-person at the discretion of the home fellowship leader. Please visit www.ccquakertown.org/home-fellowships for a current list.
OUR PUBLIC WITNESS – We are a loving church filled with great relationships and many of us have not seen one another for months. While we understand the desire to fellowship with one another, we ask that you also consider our neighbors as a good witness to our community.
PLEASE PRAY AND BE PATIENT – None of us have ever been down this road before, and we want to navigate it prayerfully and carefully. We realize that many of these plans are quite different from our normal church setting. However, we have little doubt that we will be able to make additional adjustments in the goal of returning to something more closely resembling our known church setting.