In accordance with Oregon Executive Order 20-25, the entire state of Oregon is now in a “baseline reopening” status. Per the order, churches are allowed to hold services as long as they follow the established conduct of ‘physical distancing’ and have no more than 25 people per gathering. Living Word Fellowship will therefore, immediately, open our doors to our Sunday services. In order to keep within state guidelines we will make the following modifications:
-3 services will be offered every Sunday until further notice with a maximum of 25 people per service. Church members will need to contact Pastor John or Ellen on Friday or Saturday to sign up for a service that Sunday. Be aware, there will be a possibility of one service filling up, limiting the options. Services will be held at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, and 11:30 am each Sunday.
-No food, coffee, kitchen use, children’s ministries, or Sunday school will be offered.
-Seating will be adjusted to accommodate state guidelines on distancing.
-Common use places [water fountain, bathrooms, welcome center, door handles] will be disinfected in between services.
-Cleaning products and stations will be available. Masks, gloves and any other protective gear are welcome to be used.
-We will expect distancing guidelines to be followed. Please be considerate of other’s personal convictions on space and hygiene. Children will be expected to be with their parents at all times.
-During church hours, outside play structures will be closed.
Thank you for your patience, flexibility and faithfulness. This will be a different set up for all of us, but it will be nice to come back to church in spite of these temporary changes. If you have any questions, please contact me. God bless, and we’ll see you on Sunday!
Pastor John Menaker