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What To Expect
When You Return To The Redland Campus

A Message From Our Pastor

Welcome Back Video

While we are all excited to get back to church, we still have the following health and safety measures to follow.   Eventually, things will get back to normal, but in the beginning things will be different. 
Our services will be shorter and we may offer one, or two on Sundays so as to keep our numbers low.

During Phase 2, you can expect to see:

Temperature Monitoring at Entrances

Campus Hospitality Volunteers will check your temperature with contactless thermometers before you enter our facilities. If you are showing signs of a fever (100.4° F or higher), you will be asked to worship online.  Beginning September 20, 2020, Redland will be updating this safety protocol due to updated recommendations from the CDC and Dr. Fauci.  We will no longer be taking temperatures of congregants as you arrive for on-campus worship.  However, we will continue to monitor the temperatures of staff and volunteers.

Face Masks are Required

For the safety of everyone, we are requiring that everyone (over age 2) who attends worship wear a face mask. You may bring your own, or we will have some provided.

Hand Sanitizers Provided

Although not recommended to replace good handwashing, we will be providing hand sanitizer for your use. There are two stationary, automatic dispensers – one in the lower Foyer near the entrance and one in the upper Foyer before entering the Sanctuary. There are also hand-pump hand sanitizers in many places throughout the building for your use.

Our goal is to provide a Touchless Environment

In our effort to provide a touchless environment, doors will be propped open and we have removed as much touchable items as possible. Hand sanitizers and tissues or paper towels are available where touching is unavoidable (i.e. elevator, bathrooms). Volunteers will wear PPE and be identified by a yellow name tag.

Practice Social Distancing

Please remember to maintain a safe physical distance of at least 7 feet apart. Seating has been arranged in the Sanctuary for safe distancing. This will allow for about 100 maximum worshipers in our Sanctuary (35%). Family groups may sit together, please remain in your own area during worship. We will dismiss as directed following services to avoid crowded hallways. Our Foyer area cannot be a spot to hang out and chat, please use the parking lot for that. While we cannot hug or shake hands, it’s ok to smile and wave! Or give air high-fives!

Childcare will Not be Available

We will not have childcare but children will be welcome in worship and seen as a blessing, not a distraction. Children will sit with their families during worship. Worship will not exceed 45 minutes.

Amenities: Coffee, Bulletins, and Prayer Lists

We have suspended the coffee service in the Foyer and all water fountains will be turned off to reduce commonly touched surfaces and the spread of germs. Please do not bring any food or drinks into the building. Bulletins, prayer lists, and other paper literature will not be distributed. The order of worship and sermon notes are available on our new phone app! The prayer list will continue to be distributed by e-mail on Wednesdays and Fridays (for Sunday). Communion will be distributed in individual servings as a prepackaged all-in-one wafer and juice cup. (Exceptions will be made for those with food allergies).

Music will be Different

At this time, it is recommended that we refrain from congregational singing inside of the building.  Our outdoor worship will allow singing with masks on.

Offering Collection

An offering will not be taken by passing the plate; instead, we will leave the plates at the Sanctuary exits for individuals to drop their tithes and offerings. Online giving is also still an option!

Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing

The campus is on a regular cleaning and sanitization schedule during the week to prepare spaces before and after their next use. The first persons to enter the building will come in at its most clean state. If you are one of our seniors or in the vulnerable population and are returning to indoor in-person worship, we recommend that you come to the earliest service time. Campus Hospitality Volunteers will be disinfecting Sanctuary chairs, sanitizing contact surfaces, and cleaning bathrooms between worship services. 

If in Doubt or Immunocompromised – Please continue to Worship Online

We are all in this together. People who feel sick should worship online. Contact and follow the advice of your medical provider. If you are immunocompromised, you may want to continue to worship online for now. We miss you all, but our goal is to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe!