Welcome Back To The TAB!
Thank you for your desire to register to attend the In-Person Worship Experience! Currently, there are four in-person opportunities – 7:15 a.m. at Main, 9:00 a.m. at West, 10:30 a.m. at Main, and 12:30 p.m. at West. You will have to pre-register to attend worship. At this time, you are asked to select one worship experience to attend per Sunday. The system will allow you to register 5 people per registration. Registration is important to the church’s process because it helps the church with tracking and social distance seating arrangements. The seating capacity for each campus is limited. Those registered will be assigned a seat assignment. Those registered together will be seated together. Please note that you may change or cancel your reservation in the registration system. Also, bring only those whom you have registered. People cannot be switched on a reservation at the door. Each week’s registration will close on the Friday before the designated Sunday.
For those dealing with mobility issues, including but not limited to: in a wheelchair, walking with a walker, and bad knees – Please answer “yes’ on question 4 of the registration in order to reduce access to stairs.
Please note that the church is following the suggested CDC COVID-19 Guidelines. The church is practicing the following COVID precautions: masks, temperature checks, social distancing, and tracking. Timing is also very important in this process as entrance doors will close at the start of each worship service. Also, you are encouraged to attend the entire service from start to finish. The team has worked hard to get the process for re-entry together. Your patience and grace are requested for the team serving.
Preparations To ATTEND
Masks are required in the building. Masks must be on upon entry into the building. Masks should cover the nose and mouth completely. Masks that will not be permitted: bandanas, gaiters, clear shield-like face masks, or masks with exhalation valves.
Timing is important. There is about a 40-minute time window for Check-In for each worship experience and doors will close at the beginning of each worship service. No latecomers will be allowed in. Here are the suggested time windows for arrival:
7:15 a.m. – Arrival for Check-In 6:30 a.m. – 7:10 a.m., Doors Close at 7:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – Arrival for Check-In 8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m., Doors Close at 9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – Arrival for Check-In 9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m., Doors Close at 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – Arrival for Check-In 11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m., Doors Close at 12:30 p.m.
Park in the parking lot in front of the church buildings. Specifically:
- Main: Park in the parking lot of the Family Life Center. For those who registered with mobility issues, park behind the library to access the entrance near the elevator.
- West: Park in the parking lot in front of the building.
Check-in at the Connect Tent. If the tent is not up, check-in at the front entrance of the building. Check-In will require sign-in and temperature check. Please check in your family under the letter of the last name of the person who made the reservations. A sticker will be given to validate that you have a check-in. Keep sticker on while on campus. Specifically:
- Main: Check-In at the doors to the far right and left of the church entrance. For those utilizing the elevator, please check in by the area near the elevator.
- West: Check-In at the front entrance.
Once you have been ushered into the sanctuary, you will be seated in an assigned seat. Seating is done with social distancing in mind. Assigned seating helps with tracking and seating families in the appropriate areas. If you have mobility issues and cannot take stairs, please note in the pre-registration process to avoid balcony seating. Only those who have registered together will be seated together. The seating chart is done prior to Sunday and seats can not be altered.
Those attending worship are encouraged to worship freely from their seats. You may stand, lift your hands, sing along with the Praise Team, and respond verbally to the preacher during the sermon. We ask that you keep walking down to a minimum. Please bring everything you need into the building, so that once you are seated you may stay in your area. In order to keep down the spread of the virus, we ask that you do not fan yourself in the service. Please do not bring personal fans into the sanctuary and fans will not be given out.
You are allowed to go to the bathroom. It is encouraged that you go before the service starts. In order to keep down distractions, if you are seated in the front and have to go to the bathroom, you will need to bring your things with you to the bathroom. On your return, Guest Services will re-seat you in a designated area toward the back.
Giving & Joining
There will be no walking for giving or joining. It is encouraged that you give and join electronically. There will be a QR code located on the pews/seats to assist. If you desire to give in person, there are giving boxes located by each sanctuary entrance. Please ask Guest Services for an envelope. You will have to deposit your gift into the giving boxes upon entering or exiting the sanctuary.
There is no childcare at the time. Due to the lack of volunteers for Nursery and Youth Church, children can attend worship with their parents in the sanctuary.
Dismissal will be done in rows. Guest services will guide each row out. We ask that you exit orderly and speedily to your cars. Please do not stop to socialize. It is our goal to dismiss timely to prepare for the next service and the release of volunteers.