IRBC NEWS COVID-19 UPDATE
We are excited to announce we will be resuming worship services soon, while also continuing to provide a high-quality online worship experience. Please watch for new information on our Web page. We will keep you updated with the latest news as it becomes available. The full details of our staged re-entry approach are listed below:
STARTING DATE: To Be Determined IRBC is tentatively scheduling to open on the last Sunday of June (June 28th). Will keep you posted on further updates.
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES: We will continue live streaming our weekend services at our normal times every Sunday at 10:45 am. Join us on Facebook Live. Live streaming will also continue on Facebook after re-opening.
What follows are best practices we must consider when crafting reopening plans:
- Elderly and people with underlying medical conditions should remain sheltered in place.
- We may take temperature of people who attend services.
- Everyone will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door.
- There will be no nursery and childcare during the initial phase.
- You will be required to disinfect all areas you use, including kitchen and restroom facilities.
- Everyone is reminded to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Everyone is encouraged to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (long enough to sing Jesus Loves Me.)
- During the initial phases, the use of hymnals and bulletins is discouraged.
- Certain common areas where people are more likely to closely interact will be closed off (i.e. the kitchen.)
- Do not shake hands or hug with members and visitors. Waving or bumping elbows should take the place of these things.
- Seating configurations will allow for increased social distancing. Families will be encouraged to sit together while maintaining the recommended distance of six feet between them.
Pastors set the tone for their flock. We must consider going out of our way to model recommended behavior. Practice a calm, cheerful demeanor to encourage congregants to adopt best practices.
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
We understand that during this unprecedented time we will face many challenges and difficulties. Let us continue to lift-up our needs and concerns through prayer. Please let us know how we can pray for you.
Ministry doesn’t just happen. That is why we are so thankful for those who continue to give during this time. If you are wondering what you can do with your tithes and offerings, there are several ways you can continue to give:
- Drop off your tithe at the church office, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from
9 am – 12 pm
- Mail your check to the church
- Give online through our website
- Go to www.easytithe.com/irbc