After much prayer, planning, and preparation, we are ready to allow in-person worship attendance again at Second Baptist Church. While our plans remain subject to change due to the ever-evolving situation with the pandemic, we have resumed in-person worship with the following Sunday schedule:
9:00 a.m.: The Well (FLC Gym) – click to reserve
10:00 a.m.: Sunday School (ONLINE ONLY)
10:30 a.m.: The Portuguese Service (Spence Hall)
11:30 a.m.: The Sanctuary Service (Sanctuary) – click to reserve
Please request reservations for only one service each weekend, and please request reservations for only people in your own household. Reservations close at 5:00 p.m. on the preceding Friday (or when safe seating capacity has been reached).
For the safety of the congregation, the following policies and practices will be in place as we re-gather. Each of the following is grounded in Christian love and intended for the health and wellbeing of our church.
– Wearing face masks that cover the nose and the mouth will be required at all times on campus.
– Strict social distancing (from those outside your household) will be required at all times on campus.
– There will be no nursery, childcare, or worship care available.
– There will be no congregational singing.
– We will not use pew rack items such as Bibles, hymnals, pencils, or offering envelopes, nor will we use friendship registers.
– We will have special policies and procedures for the use of restrooms in order to ensure the highest levels of safety and health.
– We will have two doors open for entry and exit: the main church entrance facing Gaskins Road and the door beside the Conference Room on the other side of the building.
– Anyone who feels sick should stay home, especially if they are experiencing (or have recently experienced) symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath; also, muscle pain, headache, chills, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Anyone observed as exhibiting these symptoms will be encouraged to go home.
– Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the church until they have been cleared by a doctor to return to church.
– Anyone who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the church until at least 14 days after the contact occurred without symptoms.
– Anyone who has been at church and tests positive for COVID-19 during the following week will be required to notify the church.