In the last several weeks, we have monitored guidelines and best practices for gathering in a safe way. After a significant amount of prayer and preparation, we will begin 50% capacity, in-person worship services on June 7th. We're committed to the safety of our church family as we begin to gather again. To make that possible, our Sunday services and schedule have been redesigned to create a sanitary, touchless environment that allows for physical distancing. This includes a significantly reduced capacity, so we ask that you:

Be sure to ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before attending an in-person service:
* Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?
* Have I had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?
* Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
* Is there any medical reason why I believe I shouldn’t be around others?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to join us online at Sevier.church/watch

During this new normal, to ensure the best possible sanitizing and preparation for each service and to best protect everyone, we will follow this modified temporary Sunday morning schedule:

8am - Worship
9am - Life Groups
10am - Worship
11am - Life Groups
12pm - The Bridge 
(Life Groups that choose to meet in person will coordinate with Steve Brewer to reserve a sanitized room)

FAQ's

What does “touchless environment" mean?

There will be no Life Groups or nursery for preschool through children. No passing of offering plates, no greeting time, no handouts, and we will remove all materials from pew racks. There will be a modified invitation with a place for those making decisions to go after the service.

What does social distancing look like in worship?

Pews will be blocked off to help follow recommended CDC distancing guidelines. Before and after worship traffic flow will be communicated and directed.

How are you sanitizing before/after each service?

All hard surfaces will be sprayed with recommended solutions, allowed to sit, and then wiped based on CDC guidelines. Also, any high traffic areas will be sanitized. 

What if the service I want to attend fills up?

We will have overflow areas available starting with the Family Life Center.

Will there be kid's activities or a nursery?

No kid's activities or nursery will be provided at this time.

Do I have to wear a face mask?

No, we are not requiring anyone to wear a face mask. We will have a face mask available if you don’t have one and would like to wear one. We will also have hand sanitizing stations available.

I’m just not ready to return to in-person services?

We completely understand. We will continue streaming on all of our platforms and encourage you to join us online.

What can I do to help?

You can help us by staying home if you are showing any flu-like symptoms, have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days, have had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and, there is any medical reason to believe you shouldn’t be around others. You can also help us by maintaining social distances of 6ft and washing or sanitizing your hands often.

What about weekday activities?

Until further notice, there will be no other in-person events taking place on campus including children’s activities, Sunday and Wednesday night activities, and services. Ministries like Helping Hands and Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts will continue to operate on the modified basis that they have been to ensure we continue to serve the community and meet needs.

What’s next?

During this time of change, we have done our best to seek the Lord’s guidance through prayer. We will continue to be flexible and will continue to monitor the recommended guidelines and recommendations from our government agencies and state convention. Basically everything else is TBD (to be determined). We want to make sure we have the best information possible to continue making the best decisions we can. Some of that will just take time. Thank you for your continued prayer and thank you for being flexible as we move forward. We can’t wait until we can all worship together again!