Callaway Christian Church Update on COVID-19 (June 17)
The leadership and staff at Callaway have been continually watchful of the ever-changing dynamic concerning COVID-19. Our desire is to be as safe as possible so that all can feel welcome to worship in-person.
If you have a pre-existing condition, are in a high risk demographic, and feel unsafe attending worship at the facility, we want to encourage you to stay home and enjoy services online. Additionally, in order to care for the health and wellness of the most vulnerable members, our community, our first responders and healthcare workers, if you have experienced a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or have been recently exposed to those who do please do not attend.
In accordance with guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Callaway County Health Department, we are highly encouraging everyone to wear masks while in attendance.
In accordance with guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Callaway County Health Department, we want to ensure families are able to safely sit in the auditorium with six feet of spacing between groups. Please only sit with your own family. We discourage handshaking and hugging.
For your safety, chairs are spaced in the auditorium to establish distanced seating. There will not be coffee/refreshments or use of the water fountain.
Service and Children
Services will be limited to worship service only for the time being. We will hold services as usual at 8:30 & 10:30 am. There will be no Sunday school classes, Children’s Church, Wee Worship or Nursery at the current time.
The building will be entered only from the main entrance. The main entrance and fellowship hall can both be used for exiting. The second floor and kitchen will not be used.
Pre-packaged communion cups with the bread and juice are available as a you enter. Please take as many as you need for those partaking within your family and hold onto the cups for the Lord’s Supper. After use, we ask that you take all cups and waste with you to the receptacles provided.
During service there will be a centrally located offering drop to avoid passing an offering plate. We would also like to emphasize that online giving is available through Tithe.ly (https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1222260). You can of course give by sending tithes and offerings in via mail or dropping donations at the building.
Exiting the Auditorium
As the final song of service plays we encourage you to exit at your own comfort while maintaining social distance. Please avoid clustering in the entry way, fellowship hall, or just outside the main entrance.
Continuation of Online Services
We will continue to broadcast a live online service each Sunday at 10:30 am, via the Callaway Christian Church YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zJ3sKUJ3p4N5aD_4Lhp1A). If you are unable to make it for the live service, the video will be posted there shortly after completion.
During this time, it is imperative that we communicate the needs we have as a family. If you or a loved one test positive for COVID-19, please let us know. We want to come alongside and lift each other up in prayer.
In addition, if you are someone who should limit the risk of exposure but has a need -- food, help with errands, etc. – PLEASE LET US KNOW!! We have volunteers who will gladly take care of you. We know these can be troubling times for some and we want to help to the greatest extent that we can.
A food pantry is available for those who have meal needs. Assistance is available if you have financial needs. But we cannot be the hands and feet of Christ unless we know the needs of the body.