From the Elders of Fifth Ward Church of Christ
We, the Elders, have been closely watching the current situation in the country. We have reviewed the current CDC guidelines and have had prayerful discussions. Now that our 9:00 am Sunday morning in-person worship service is underway at the Fifth Ward Church of Christ, we ask that you continue to follow the safety measures put in place for all.
As a reminder we are assembling in two groups based on your last name. We will continue Livestreaming our worship services via our website, Facebook and YouTube, along with our conference call. As we strive to keep all of our members and visitors safe we will need your cooperation to make this endeavor a success.
Please note the following guidelines for our return to in-person worship service. Each week we will include in our email announcements which Group is scheduled to attend.
- Members will attend alternating Sundays by groups based on their last names. A thru M and N thru Z
- Group A thru M is scheduled to attend on Sunday, Oct. 10,24
- Group N thru Z is scheduled to attend Sunday, Oct. 3,17,31
- Non-Members (visitors) are always welcome to attend regardless of last name
- Bible Classes will begin at 11:15 am
Safety Measures and Best Practices:
- Masks - For everyone's safety, masks are required while in the building
- If you are ILL in ANY way with ANY condition, please stay at home
- If you are afraid, or uneasy about coming together, please do not receive our direction as mandatory. Use your best judgement
- Communion - we will continue to use disposable pre-packed elements which you can pickup in the foyer of both entrances. Members may still pick up communion supplies at the building on Friday's from Noon to 4pm
- Giving - there will be a box in the foyer for you to drop off your offering as you enter the building, or you may continue to use our online SimpleGive app
- Attendance Cards - We ask that every member scan their card as they enter the building. If you do not have an electronic attendance card, we will be able to register you and provide a new card on site
- Confession - We have new cards that will allow you to select items that you want the Elders to address. For online access to Prayer on Confession Card CLICK HERE
- Bible Classes will continue on Zoom at 11:15 am. No in-person bible classes. We will only meet in-person for 9:00 am worship service by last names
- Sunday Evening devotional and other church events will be virtual/online only
Please check our website and social media outlets for the latest updates. Our ultimate trust is in the Lord, and we KNOW that he will see us through whatever lies ahead.
Romans 12:10-13 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient[a] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[b] to hospitality.