RSVP for In-Person Service
Welcome – the EventBrite Registration link goes live on Wednesday for the next Sunday’s service and stays open until 9:30 am on Sunday. We have room for about 50 people each week at our current COVID level, and there are usually plenty of seats. Registration ahead of time helps us in three ways:
- We can stay within our COVID plan room capacity without having to turn people away at the door.
- It provides a contact list in case there is a later need for COVID contact tracing.
- It eases congestion at the doorway, since all you have to do when you arrive is check off your name.
If you’d like to come in person but forgot to RSVP, come anyway! You’ll need to sign in, but there’s plenty of room!
We hope to see you soon!
Please review the guidelines below if this is your first time attending in person.
What to Expect With In-Person Service
Please arrive before 10:00 so you have time to check in and find a seat before the service starts. You’ll be asked to stay masked and distanced throughout the service, in accordance with our COVID-19 Strategic Plan guidelines. You may move chairs so members of your household can sit together, but please maintain socially distanced seating otherwise. You’ll be offered stickers at the door, with different colors indicating your level of comfort in interpersonal interactions:
Green = “I welcome you to be within 6 feet of me, and ask for a hug or other contact”
Yellow = “I welcome you to be within 6 feet of me, but please don’t touch”
Red = “Please maintain 6 feet or more of physical distance between us”
Usually, the Worship Leader and Worship Associate will lead the service in person. There may also be musicians and someone presenting the Time for All Ages. Some elements of the service will be offered through Zoom only, and there will be a large monitor in the sanctuary so you can see those elements.
We ask that you do not sing – but feel free to hum or move your body to the music!
We’ll take a live offering with a real basket! And as always, you can donate via our website at any time. The link will be up on the monitor during the offering.
Joys and Sorrows will be offered in the multiplatform setting. You’ll be invited to fill out a card with your name and what you’d like to share, and we will light a candle and read your words as we do so for the folx submitting their words via the Zoom chat.
There won’t be a printed order of service, but you can access it on this week’s service webpage.
There won’t be a live coffee hour, but please feel free to linger and socialize as you’re comfortable after the service.
Important: please don’t open Zoom if you’re in the sanctuary.
We want to know how you experience this service! Please share your feedback with Rev. Karen or any member of the Worship Team, whether you attend in person or via Zoom.
We ask you to RSVP to help make sure we don’t exceed capacity, and to provide a list of attendees in case contact tracing becomes necessary. The link will also be sent in an email each week. You can join our email list by emailing our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by filling out this contact form. If you’d prefer to have us reserve a seat for you, please leave a voicemail on the office phone 608-242-8887, with your name, phone number, and number of seats before 4:30 pm on Friday.