Trinity In-Person Worship Details

There are several ongoing changes to our worship protocol in response to the rising concern for the delta variant and decisions by the Reopening Committee.

Worship

An intensive study of the air flow in the sanctuary was conducted which involved the fans on and windows open. The results of that study indicate that every 15 minutes we have completely new air in the sanctuary. Based on the healthy volume of air flow the reopening team has decided that starting the weekend of November 20-21, vaccinated singers in the choir and bands may sing unmasked. Those singers who are unvaccinated must wear a mask to sing.

To provide added protection for the congregation, the first two rows in the sanctuary will be roped off to put some distance between the Praise Band and the congregation. The Praise Band will be spaced apart from one another. With regard to the choir, they will be positioned on the bell loft and/or around the piano and distanced from one another.

In Trinity House, the band members will be spaced from one another and positioned well in front of the congregation. A similar test of the air flow in Trinity House will be conducted this week. While the space is large enough to allow us to go forward with the same protocols, we will not be implementing them in Trinity House until the test results are in and reviewed by the reopening team.

The congregation will still be masked at all services since they are sitting closer together for a period of more than 15 minutes, which is the exposure time provided by the CDC.

Food

The reopening team has approved cooking in our kitchen again. The United Methodist Men cooked breakfast this weekend for the first time in 20 months! Coffee is again being served at SNW and snacks will be offered at Student Ministry gatherings.

In order to provide a safe environment for gathering, the reopening team has set in place the following protocols for gathering and fellowship where food is involved. These are as follows.

People are to wear their masks unless they are eating.
Eating should only take place when seated at a table. There is to be no eating while walking about the space.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these updates to our COVID protocols, please feel free to reach out to the pastors or anyone on the reopening team.

We will not reinstate social distancing in the sanctuary at this time. We will have facemasks available if you do not have one.

On-Campus Indoor Mask Wearing

These spaces include:

  • Sanctuary
  • KidVenture classrooms
  • Rotunda
  • Starr Hall
  • Thrift Shop
  • Furniture Gallery
  • Barn
  • Trinity House
  • Church offices
  • Lord's Pantry.

Masks are not required outdoors, but physical distancing is recommended.

Mask policy for Children’s Ministry

  1. Masks are required while indoors for everyone
  2. Masks are required outdoors for anyone who is unvaccinated (including children) unless 3 feet of social distance is used

No Capacity Limits and Social Distancing

There are no capacity limits or personal distancing requirements. Therefore, we will NOT BE USING SAVE A SEAT for in-person worship.