Georgetown First Re-opening May 2, 2021
We offer in-person worship on Sunday with 3 services: Sanctuary at 8:30am and both Sanctuary & Family-Friendly services at 11:00am. Each service is approximately 45 minutes long, giving us ample time to sanitize surfaces in between the services. More information below.
The 11am Sanctuary service will be live-streamed on Facebook and uploaded to YouTube for those not able to attend. The Family-Friendly 11:00 service is an inter-generational, family-friendly service.
We offer Sunday school for both adults and children at 9:45am.
Our safety and security team members will direct you into the building through one entrance and into the worship space.
For the 8:30am and 11am Sanctuary worship services, the team will direct you in through the portico (door 12) and into the pews. The designated exit will be the west hallway doors facing Hwy. 25/Lexington Road (door 2) adjacent to the choir room. Worshipers will park in the front lot only. For the 11:00 Family Worship service, families will park in the back parking lot and enter through the gym doors. Entrance and exit doors will be marked.
Everyone attending is asked to wear a mask as they arrive and depart and during the worship service. Pastors and staff will also be wearing masks except for when they are actually leading in the service (i.e. preaching, presiding during Holy Communion, etc).
Collection plates will not be passed. Four new offering boxes mounted in the foyer, narthex and the west hallway (outside Denise Pitts’ and Howard Miles’ office) are our new means of receiving your tithes and offerings.
It is crucial that if you are feeling unwell, or have felt unwell in the past few days, please stay home and participate in the live-stream, which will continue into the future. We encourage those in our congregation who are more “vulnerable” to continue participating through the live stream. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines vulnerable populations as:
- Individuals over 65.
- Individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, and asthma.
- Individuals whose immune system is compromised (e.g. cancer, chemo and radiation therapy).
If you plan to join us in person, please follow these guidelines closely:
- Wear a face mask at all times when inside the building.
- Follow the instructions of the safety and security team as they route people to the proper doors and seating areas.
- Please stay at least 6 feet from anyone you did not come with.
- Refrain from hugging or shaking hands.
- If you are bringing children, it is your responsibility to keep them distanced from others.
Please see the church office for information about Choir and music opportunities. Children’s ministries are currently virtual. Youth ministries meet in-person and follow social distancing guidelines
The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-noon and 1pm-4:00pm. Please wear a mask when coming to the office and social distance 6 feet to help protect our staff. When possible, please limit in-person visits and continue to conduct business online.
Instructions for On-Line Worship
We will broadcast live on Facebook at 11am. A recording of this service will be posted on YouTube by 1:00pm.
You may access our online worship services at this address: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgetownFirst/live/ or from our YouTube channel after 1:00pm Sunday at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUuS2qpUQv4TmS1a9jYDDag.