RELAUNCH PLAN

 Washington Arkansas Methodist Church

(Subject to constant review)

Begin as soon as possible

Collect items that will be needed including masks, gloves, sanitizer, and cleaning supplies

Compile training materials for leaders

Produce internal and external signage to explain safety procedures clearly

Prepare and release updates on procedures as conditions fluctuate

Communicate with outside groups who use the building

Identify parameters of and personnel for re-entry counseling

Kitchen Ministry procedures follow Health Department’s best practice guidelines

The level of direct contact in pastoral care will continue to be a matter of mutual discretion

Worship to continue in online format indefinitely

 

One month in advance of possible return to sanctuary.

Plan distributed to all members

            Explanation of new procedures

Sign up begins for on-site Sunday worship – reservations required,

Possible return to sanctuary, with appropriate spacing and precautions.

Sign up for those who might want re-entry counseling support

Intense cleaning begins

 

Two weeks in advance

Plan distributed to all members again, additional copies to neighborhood

            Sign up continues for Sunday worship

           Possible return to sanctuary, with appropriate spacing and precautions

            Begin online re-entry counseling support

Intense cleaning continues

One week in advance

Midweek groups online

New schedule posted on banner with contact information

            Sign up continues for Sunday worship

            Continue online re-entry counseling support

Intense cleaning continues

Have all technology in place

 

First Sunday in sanctuary

Midweek groups online

Worship begins according to schedule, in sanctuary          

            No congregational singing

            Communion with extreme care if advisable (procedures follow approved guidelines)

Livestream worship to those at home from here on; review best practices weekly

New schedule posted on facebook with contact information

            Sign up continues for Sunday worship

            Continue online re-entry counseling support

Regular cleaning resumes, with wipe-down of surfaces between services

       

After two weeks

Worship continues in sanctuary only

Begin planning for Christmas events

After a month

Review implementation of plan; adjust as advisable

Location and size of services reviewed and adjusted as advisable

            Possible return to sanctuary, with appropriate spacing and precautions

            Fellowship Hall and Chapel remain in use for overflow or for separate services

Continue online re-entry counseling support if needed

Begin small, outdoor fellowship events

Review advisability and procedures for midweek groups

After two months

Location and size of services reviewed and adjusted as advisable

Online re-entry counseling support ends

Review and planning format of youth ministry

Provide for testing, if possible, of all teachers and educational leaders

After three months

Resumption of limited youth ministry on-site if advisable

Resumption of limited on-site groups if advisable

Resumption of counters’ groups

Plans for crowd reduction and safety for Christmas publicized

After six months

Congregational singing resumes if advisable

Emergency preparedness plans reviewed

Resumption of outside groups’ use if advisable

Consider reopening of the nursery

After one year

Keep on doing whatever is working and is advisable