Outdoor Service FAQs
In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, please stay home if you exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- you have an elevated temperature (100.5 degrees Fahrenheit or above)
- you exhibit signs of illness (coughing, shortness of breath, sneezing)
- you have had close contact with a person who has symptoms like dry cough, chest tightness, and/or fever.
How will we be practicing social distancing?
To ensure social distancing during the service, we will have markers laid out throughout the lawn to ensure that household units are spaced at least 6 ft. apart.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Though not required, masks are highly encouraged to ensure the safety of yourself and others. We encourage all gathered to respect the consciences of others with regards to their choice to wear or not wear a mask. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 5 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Volunteers will be required to wear a mask.
What should I bring?
You are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. We will have a limited amount of chairs available for our senior adults to utilize. To prevent any potential spread of the virus via droplets, we will not be serving any beverages or snacks. Please be sure to bring your own water and coffee, as needed. Parents, if your children will need snack or a lunch, be sure to bring that along with you. If you have seasonal allergies, be sure to bring any necessary items (medicine, inhalers, etc.) to ensure you health is not compromised.
Will we share communion?
We will be observing communion, but doing so differently. We will be using individually wrapped communion cups (including both juice and a cracker) for this season. These will be available at a table near the entrance and will be distributed to you by a volunteer.
Will we sing?
Yes! We look forward to worshipping together! The liturgy and lyrics will be available on this site. We ask that you either print these out ahead of time, or use a smart device to follow along. We will have some print copies available for our senior adults.
What if it rains?
In the event of inclement weather, we will offer an online service of some kind. Due to concerns about the ventilation of our facility, we will not be meeting inside. If any adjustments need to be made because of rain, we will post this information on our website and social media by 8:30AM.
Will the service be online?
Yes! We will be live streaming the service from our Facebook page. If you are a part of the vulnerable/high risk population, or are concerned about gathering in large groups, please utilize the livestream until you feel comfortable gathering with us again in person.
What if I need to use the restroom?
The restrooms in the Kids' wing will be available for use, but we encourage you to use the restroom prior to coming to help us mitigate the spread of the virus in our confined facility.
Will there be childcare?
No, we ask that families keep their children with them at all times. Feel free to bring toys, strollers, snacks or other items for your children. We will have SojournKids materials available at a table dedicated specifically for families.
I am part of the vulnerable/at risk population. What should I do?
If you are part of the vulnerable/at risk population, we encourage you to do what your conscience permits. If you have concerns about your health, or about the health of somebody in your family, feel freedom to stay home. Though we long to gather with you, we don't want you to do anything that unnecessarily puts you or your family at risk.