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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.


July 12th!

With the announcement that church facilities are able to have in-person services again, we have carefully worked on an approach for a safe and meaningful reopening that will honor expert recommendations for physical distancing, as well as best health and safety practices. These are our current reopening plans and are subject to change as we continue to monitor conditions. We're excited to begin meeting together on-campus for Sunday worship services again! The start date for in-person gatherings of all other ministry areas is September 8th.

>  Livestream or On-Campus?

>  Parking & Entering/Exiting

>  On-Campus Safety Protocols

>  Children & Youth Ministry Programs

>  FAQs

 

 
 

On-Campus Sunday Ministry beginning July 12th.
No Reservations needed!

 
  • Adult-Contemporary Worship Services at 9:45 & 11 AM
  • Tiny Town (Infant - Kindergarten) at 9:45 & 11 AM
  • Kids in The Village (Grades 1-4) Small Groups Only (No large group program) at 9:45 & 11 AM
  • 5th & 6th in The Village (Grades 5-6) at 9:45 & 11 AM
  • Youth in The Village (Grades 7-12) at 9:45 & 11 AM
  • Youth in the Village Small Groups at 6 PM

The guidelines on this page are subject to change, to ensure the safest experience for all attenders.


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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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 Volunteer Hosts, rather than by families, to minimize contact with high-touch surfaces.
  • Sanitized pagers will be given to families that request them. A return basket will be on the front desk for families to place the pagers during pick-up, to be sanitized.
  • Children will be escorted to their age designated classrooms by a Volunteer Host, or an infant can be taken to their classroom by one family member only.
  • The number of toys to be used during free play will be reduced, and the type of toys will be those easily sanitized. Toys will be collected and sanitized between all services.
  • Surfaces will be sanitized during and between services.
  • Any crafts supplies will be distributed in bags to reduce high-touch surfaces.
  • Any toileting or diaper changing needs will be handled by Volunteers using latex-free gloves. Surfaces will be wiped down after each child's use. Volunteers will ensure that children's hands have been washed.
  • Food and drinks will only be administered in the infant room. Any food and drinks given must be provided by the family. This is an existing policy in Tiny Town. Volunteers will clean the child's hands before food is given.
  • 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, rather than the families entering classrooms to use the restroom.

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.
  • Students will meet in their designated school grade classrooms for a lesson, discussion, and craft. They will remain there for the entire service.
  • All classrooms will have hand sanitizer.
  • Crafts supplies will be distributed in bags to reduce high-touch surfaces.
  • Kids in The Village large group gathering will be suspended throughout the rest of the Summer.
  • Parents will pick up their children from their grade specific classrooms.
  • 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.

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.
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FAQs

Since the church will reopen for Sunday Services on July 12th, when will all other in-person church functions and activities begin?

All other in-person church functions and events (Connect Groups, WOW, etc.) will resume on September 8, 2020.

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 authorities direct that this protective measure is no longer necessary).

We strongly recommend, but not require, service attenders entering or exiting the building to wear protective face masks (with the exception of children under 10 years old).

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.

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. Greeters will also be outside directing people to park in the location designated for each service.

  • For the 9:45 AM Service only: Attendees will use the front parking lot and enter and exit from the main front doors.
  • For the 11 AM Service only: Attendees will park in the rear parking lot of church and enter through the back doors.

Will the Counseling Center be open for in-person sessions when the church building reopens?

There will be limited in-person client appointments available when the church reopens in July. The remainder of the sessions will be virtual. For details, contact the Counseling Center.

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.

Will 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 clean 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.

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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