You may have already heard that the Jalisco government has begun lifting restrictions on churches. While we may legally open our church for worship, we must still make some significant preparations, so we’re not ready yet. And we also have to consider carefully whether this is the right time to reopen, if we’re going to keep our congregation healthy and well. In this situation, we must be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
We want your opinion! We have created another very brief survey for you. It should take you five minutes or less to complete. You can find it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZP9F8GT
In case it helps you to answer our questions, we want you to know that when we reopen, we will put in place several key processes – either required by the government or by common sense. These will very likely include:
- Limited numbers, i.e., <50 people per service
- Requiring masks for everyone
- Sanitizing mats for feet
- Hand sanitizer
- Temperature check
- No hugs. No handshakes
- No handouts (bulletins, prayer request cards)
- No nametags
- No choir
- Offering basket at exit(s)
- No communion (or a changed process)
- Shortened service
- No coffee hour
- We will register everyone entering a meeting, recording their name, contact information, and where they are sitting.
- The English congregation will meet at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Spanish service will meet at noon, possibly in the courtyard, depending on weather.
Thank you so much for responding to our survey. God bless you and may he keep you well during this extraordinary titme! We are praying for you.