Re-Opening Plan for FBC Batesburg
A. Our plan, at present, is to re-open all church ministries the week of June 7th for
public gathering. We will hold Sunday School/ Bible Study/ Youth and Children’s
activities in designated areas where proper social distancing standards can be met.
Cleaning and Social Distancing Plan
B. We will remove Bibles, hymnals, and other pew materials to lessen
possible surface contact of COVID-19. After each service we will
clean and sanitize all pews, door knobs, and other high traffic surface areas.
C. Offering plates will not be passed during the service. Instead, offering boxes will be
available at the entrances/ exits of the Worship Center for individuals to give their
offerings. Giving will also be available online, by mail, or by dropping it off at the
D. During all public gatherings at the church including, but not limited to, Worship,
Sunday School, Bible studies, and prayer meetings we ask that social distancing
standards be observed. For this reason there will be no “Greet Your Neighbor”
during Sunday morning worship. Also, please do not congregate in the Welcome
Center or the foyer of the church.
E. We encourage wearing a mask, if possible.
F. Hand sanitizer stations (if available) will be at the front and back
of the church.
G. To those in our congregation who may be at risk because of
their age, underlying health conditions, or who are/ or have been sick, we
ask that you please stay home and watch our services on Facebook Live or
on the church website.
H. Due to the 6 foot recommendation of social distancing by National and
State officials, the seating arrangements in the Worship Center will be
altered to meet this recommendation. This may mean that some of
our members will not be able to sit in the “regular” place or on their “usual” pew
on Sunday mornings. Families will be asked to sit together.
I. Temperatures will be taken for the first several months that we are back together.
No-contact, infra-red thermometers will be used. Anyone with a temperature
above 99.5 degrees will politely be turned away and encouraged to watch the
Worship services on-line.
We prayerfully ask for your flexibility and understanding during these times as Church leadership attempts to comply with policies and regulations as determined by government officials during this COVID-19 pandemic.