Welcome Back

As followers of Christ, we're called to gather together. We're meant to be together, to learn, to worship, to pray, and to encourage each other.

On Sunday, October 4th, we will begin holding indoor worship services in the Worship Center at both 9:45 & 11 AM again. Safety protocols for attending indoor services are available here on our Welcome Back page. Thank you for the care and consideration everyone has shown thus far during onsite services. Your generosity toward each other makes us confident to move forward in this manner.

We will continue to livestream our 9:45 & 11:00 AM services for those who prefer to worship with us online. 

Please note that we continue to carefully monitor national, state, and local guidance to understand the implications for our long-term plans. We take into account the information available and will revised formats of Sunday services and church programming accordingly.

 

 
 

Livestream or On-Campus?

Please consider the following:

While we'd love to see each of you in-person, we know there are some limitations that may prevent you from attending. If you find yourself in one of the following categories, please consider continuing to worship online:

  • You are over the age of 65
  • You are at risk or have a compromised immune system
  • You are sick or have been around anyone that has been sick
  • You are pregnant
  • You are more comfortable worshiping at home

Whether or not you are able to return to physical gatherings at this time, the most important thing is that we stay spiritually and relationally connected as a church family — in person or online!

 

Attendance is voluntary. For those considering attending a service on campus, we encourage reviewing the following information. If you do not feel comfortable with the steps taken as outlined in this plan, we encourage online viewership until risk is lower or you do feel comfortable.

Although we are taking precautionary measures to provide a sanitary and safe environment, due to the characteristics of any virus, Fairview Village Church does not guarantee an attendee will not contract a virus while visiting one of our facilities.

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The videos below reference our original reopening date. Although we've had to change that date to October 4th, 2020, the process for regathering indoors remains much the same. For the most up-to-date information, please read each ministry section or download the reopening plan document.

What to Expect

video #1 - Plan for face masks:

 video #2 - Plan for social distancing:

 video #3 - Plan for seating:

 

 

 video #4 - Plan for Parking:

video #5 - Make a Healthy Decision:

 

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Parking & Entering/Exiting

9:45 AM Service

Please enter through the main entrance driveway and use the parking lots in the front of the church building. There will be parking attendants to help direct. The main entrance will be used for both entry and exit for the 9:45 AM service. Other entrances will be closed.

11:00 AM Service

Please enter through the South (near the barn) entrance driveway and use the parking lots in the rear of the church building. There will be parking attendants to help direct. The rear entrance will be used for both entry and exit for the 11 AM service. Other entrances will be closed.

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On-Campus Safety Protocols

  • Fairview Village Church staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks until medical authorities direct that this protective measure is no longer necessary. (Christian conscience is to consider others over ourselves, so we wear masks to protect others. We want to protect all those who come through our doors, and we want to ensure we continue to be a part of the solution.)
  • Service attenders entering or exiting the building are strongly encouraged to wear protective face masks (with the exception of children 10 and younger).
  • Entrances to both the church and Worship Center will be propped open to minimize surface touching.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout high traffic areas and in meeting rooms.
  • The Worship Center will be set up with spaced apart clusters of chairs.
  • The pastor and worship leaders will not wear masks while on the platform. Seating in the Worship Center will ensure a 12 ft. separation between the platform and all attendees.
  • We will not pass the offering baskets. Giving stations will be located at both Worship Center doors and throughout the building.
  • We will not pass out bulletins or sermon notes. Materials will be available digitally on The Village App.
  • We ask that attenders practice physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet apart throughout the facilities. We hope that each person will self-govern in following our guidelines that are designed with everyone’s safety in mind.
  • Chairs along the back wall of the Worship Center will be reserved for The Village staff and ministry volunteers.
  • Main hallway restrooms will be available and the Clubhouse restroom will be available. All other restrooms will be closed.
  • The Village Café will not be open for regular meal purchases and gatherings until further notice.
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Children & Youth Ministry Programs

Tiny Town

  • All volunteers will be wearing face masks.
  • Digital check in will be done by volunteers to limit physical contact. 
  • Sanitized pagers are available by request.
  • Toys will be collected and sanitized after each service. 
  • All classroom surfaces will be sanitized during and after each service.
  • Any crafts supplies, such as crayons,  will be distributed in individual bags for each child.
  • Any toileting or diaper changing needs will be handled by adult volunteers using latex-free gloves. Surfaces will be wiped down after each child's use. 
  • Parents will pick up their children from their grade specific classrooms.
  • The individual family restroom located in the Tiny Town Check-in area will be open to Tiny Town families.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the Check-in desk and each classroom has proper access to its own sink as well as bathroom.
  • Digital family resources of each week's lesson will continue to be available for all families. 

Kids in The Village

  • All leaders will be required to wear face masks.
  • Digital check in will be done by Volunteer Hosts, rather than by families, to minimize contact with high-touch surfaces.
  • All classrooms will have hand sanitizer.
  • Crafts supplies will be distributed in bags to reduce high-touch surfaces.
  • Kids will meet in the large group area with social distancing being in place by assigning children to different sections of the seating layout. 
  • Parents will pick up their children from the KITV room or grade specific breakout rooms.
  • There will continue to be digital family resources and Zoom meet ups.

5th & 6th in The Village

  • All leaders will be required to wear face masks.
  • Students will meet in the 5th & 6th room with an alternate chair setup on Sunday Mornings.
  • There will be hand sanitation stations available.
  • Digital family resources for each week's lesson will continue to be available for all families on our Family Resources webpage, Facebook and YouTube. 

Youth in The Village

  • All leaders will be required to wear face masks.
  • Students will meet in the Youth Center with an alternate chair setup on Sunday Mornings.
  • There will be hand sanitation stations available.
  • Sunday evening groups will meet outdoors as often as possible. In-door sessions will follow safety guidelines.
  • Parents wanting to know more information about  Sunday evening services should direct their attention to our "In the Loop" email that goes out from our Family Ministries Team each week. 
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FAQs

How many services will there be?
The church will reopen for in-person Sunday Services on October 4th. This includes:

  • Adult-Contemporary services (9:45 & 11:00 AM)
  • Tiny Town (9:45 & 11:00 AM)
  • KITV ( 9:45 & 11:00 AM. Kids will meet in the large group area with social distancing in place.)
  • 5th & 6th (9:45 & 11:00 AM)
  • Youth Services (9:45 & 11:00 AM)
  • Youth Evening Services (6:00 PM)

Since the church will reopen for Sunday Services on October 4th, when will regular church functions and activities begin?

All other church functions and events (Connect Groups, WOW, etc.) have resumed and programming is taking place virtually and on a limited basis, on-site. 

Will we be required to wear a mask if we attend a service?

When the building is open to the public all staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks (until State guidance directs that this protective measure is no longer necessary).

Service attenders entering or exiting the building are strongly recommended to wear protective face masks. Children will not be required to wear masks.

We wear masks out of respect and love of others. We want to protect all those who come through our doors and we want to ensure we continue to be a part of the solution.

Due to the known and unknown characteristics of any virus, FVCN cannot guarantee an attendee will not contract a virus while visiting a  FVCN facility.

How will you ensure social distancing? 

We will set the guidelines for following social distancing rules; however, we recognize that this may not occur consistently throughout the facility.  We hope that each person will self-govern in following our guidelines that are designed with everyone’s safety in mind.

We will not try to get people to move along or break up any groups that may naturally form. We expect people who are uncomfortable will be able to easily avoid any close personal contact as they enter and exit the building.

How will you manage traffic (car and pedestrian) on the campus?

There will be signage in the parking lot and throughout the church building directing traffic to prevent congestion. We also plan to have greeters outside directing people to park in the right location for each service.

  • For the 9:45 AM Service only: Attendees will use the front parking lot (enter and exit from the front door).
  • For the 11 AM Service only: Attendees will park in the back of the church and enter in the back entrance.

Will the Nursery be provided when the in-person Sunday services begin?

Yes.

Will children share toys?

We will not be able to stop kids from sharing toys or touching each other. We will constantly do our best to wipe down toys and surfaces between uses. 

Will temperature check be done?

No. We will not conduct temperature checks for adults or children.

Parents/Guardians will be responsible for taking their children's  temperature.

When will Kids In The Village full services resume?

We have not yet decided on when full Kids in The Village services will begin. This will depend on how well the initial opening is received and on current guidelines at the time.

is the Counseling Center open for in-person sessions?

Yes. The remainder of the sessions will be virtual. For details, contact the Counseling Center.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

All questions regarding the reopening of the church facility can be emailed to Pastor LeTonya Clark.

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