We know. Rules & regulations aren’t always fun. Now we know how our kids feel :)
Thanks for your cooperation in helping us do this in a safe way for all. Here are some basic safety precautions that will be used for this event:
Registration is required weekly. Our Guest Experience team members will walk you through the process and guidelines when you arrive. But we know some folks like to know the details. They are as follow:
Reserve a seat
Anyone wishing to attend a service will need to reserve their seat online or through the Whitewater App. Currently, the maximum capacity of the Worship Center is 300 people.
Worship Center seating
Guest Service team members will walk you through the process and guidelines when you enter the worship center. Leave three seats between each household and skip every other row.
If possible, we ask you to take your temperatures before leaving your home. If someone has a temperature of 100.4 or more, or are experiencing any symptoms, we expect them not to enter the building. Staff and volunteers will be required to take their temperature upon arrival.
The Ohio Department of Health requires that masks be worn while inside a building that is not a residence. Masks are primarily for the protection of those around you; this is an excellent way for us to care for our people. Please let us know if you need a mask.
Coffee and Water
Refreshments will be available before, during, and after services (coffee, water, juice boxes, etc.).
Bulletins and Communion
Paper bulletins will not be handed out - yay for saving money and trees! Pre-packaged communion will be served by the Guest Services Team as people walk into the Worship Center.
Social distancing is a total bummer, but it’s important! While meeting, it is expected that attendees, volunteers, and staff keep around 6 feet distance and refrain from physical contact with people outside of their household. This means no handshakes, hugs, high-fives, shared food, etc.
Cleaning and Hand Washing
We expect everyone to use a hand sanitizing station when entering and exiting the building. Surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned before service.
Harbortown KIDS’ is open but each room has capacity limits for child and volunteer safety. If your child is not able to be checked in, you may sit with them in the Worship Center or in the Low-Sensory Room (across from the Harbortown Check-In Area).
Whitewater Youth has separate times for Middle School and High School. Middle School (grades 6-8) meets Sunday mornings at 11am in the Student Union. High School (grades 9-12) meets at 6pm in the Student Union.
The Parent Room will be made available for nursing mothers only.
Volunteers will be asked to check in at their designated ministry area to sign in, get a mask if needed, and have their temperature checked.
If you are not comfortable attending or the guidelines feel overwhelming, you may still watch online.