Riverside CRC returned to worship services in our building on February 21, 2021 at 10:15am including COVID-19 protocols.
COVID-19 Protocols for in-person worship at Riverside CRC
Service and Requirements
As we return to our sanctuary for worship, please note the following information on the service and requirements on our church grounds.
Service: In consideration of those with children and time in our building, our service will still be a bit reduced. However, Pastor Ben will be looking to make the service feel as ‘full’ as possible.
Music: We will be including singing in the worship service in our second return to the building — masks must still be worn during hymns.
Offerings: There will not be a time of offering during the service. There will be a plate near the doors of the sanctuary where offerings may be dropped upon entrance or exit after the service. Offerings can also be mailed to church.
Children in Worship: There is to be no Children’s Worship or staffed nursery available at this time. All children are welcomed to be a part of our main service. Also, we will make a number of properly distanced and sanitized “cry stations” available to parents and children where they may still hear the service. The nursery will available to any parents and children who would like to use it (Parents: please place all used toys in the their proper place so that they can be sanitized after use).
Masks: In loving consideration of others and to keep all in attendance as safe as possible, masks are required at all times by all in attendance while in our church building.
Seating: All seating in the sanctuary will be marked off for proper social distancing. We ask that these distance requirements be honored by all in attendance.
Entrance and Dismissal: Our team of ushers will seat attendees for worship and will dismiss in an orderly fashion to maintain social distancing. Also, to maintain safety, there will be no coffee or refreshments after the service and all visiting is to take place outside the building. We understand that visiting with one another is a central part of our fellowship and desired by all, however, we must remain patient at this time for the health and safety of all involved.
Coats: To avoid gathering in the coatroom, we ask all in attendance to keep their coats with them.
Restrooms: All church restrooms will be available for use. Given the small space, we ask all to be mindful of distancing.
As we return to our sanctuary, remember that if you are feeling ill, believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or other illness, or have special cause in need of quarantine (such as travel) PLEASE STAY HOME.
Many Riverside CRC activities are suspended for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety
We returned to worship in our building on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
After discussion among our leadership, and in partnership with our sister churches of Classis North, and many others across our denomination, we will follow this directive at Riverside. Many church activities are suspended indefinitely. We are monitoring the situation for any further action, as more information becomes available.