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Worship

Reunion: Reopening Guidelines

FPC Campus Re-Open Plan

We are excited to be REUNITED face to face. We have moved into Phase 2 of our Church Reopening Plan. On-site services will be held Sundays, as well as continue to be live-streamed and posted for online viewing during the week at fpcsanantonio.org/media. We look forward to seeing you in our socially distanced 9:00 AM and 11:02 AM worship services, and during the 10:00 AM Sunday school hour, on-line or in person. Click HERE to view Pastor Bob Fuller’s letter to the congregation for more details.

Worship with FPC In-Person or Virtually:

9:00 AM – Traditional Service – Sanctuary and Live Online
10:00 AM – Sunday School Hour – Adults, Youth, and Children’s Classes Online & On-Campus
See the Adult Bible Studies page, Youth Sunday School page, or Children’s Sunday School page for class specific information.
11:02 AM – Contemporary Service – Westminster Hall and Live Online

11:00 AM In-Person Traditional Service to Resume:

We will resume our 11:00 AM In-Person Traditional Service, beginning with Advent and Communion on Sunday, Nov. 29, in addition to our current services.


Sunday Fellowship Time

Sunday | Nov. 1 | 8:45 – 11:15 AM
Individually wrapped cookies and water will be available for a Fellowship Time in the upper and lower Courtyard beginning Sunday, November 1. Please enter the Courtyard from patio doors in Nowlin Tower or across from Westminster Hall.


The following are our basic guidelines and precautions for in-person attendance:

  • Social Distancing—Observe all signs posted for safety and social distancing, and follow the direction of ushers, volunteers, and staff  for entering, seating and exiting.
  • Face Masks—All persons entering the church building are REQUIRED to wear a protective mask at all times while in the public areas of the building, including but not limited to, all hallways, meeting rooms, restrooms, the workroom, the choir area, the kitchen area, as well as those areas where worship services are conducted. This requirement shall remain in effect until such time as the Session sees fit to discontinue this policy. Please bring your own masks; extra masks will be available at the Avenue E entrance should you forget yours. Read our Pastor’s Letter on Face Masks.
  • Seating Capacity—Seating capacity will be limited due to reduced capacity with social distancing. Congregants will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask for your patience, and willingness to continue to experience our online streaming service at fpcsanantonio.org/media if unable to attend in person.
  • At-Risk Worshippers—We recommend that the most vulnerable At-Risk Worshippers in our congregation please continue to wait for overall conditions to improve. The state and CDC recommend that those at high risk refrain from returning to on-site worship until public health conditions are more stable.
  • Minimize Community Sharing— We are temporarily limiting the sharing of frequently touched objects in worship such as hymnals or offering plates. Bulletins are set in socially distanced places well ahead of services. As Sunday School reopens we will not have communal coffee, water, or food. All water fountains have been disabled for our congregation’s safety.
  • Additional Precautions—In addition to our current rigorous cleaning procedures and other precautions, we are also adding air purification units around the church building.

Re-Opened Ministries:

  • All Ages of Sunday School & Nursery—Adult and Youth Sunday schools are welcome to return to on-campus meeting at their leaders’ discretion. Children’s Ministry has also resumed. Due to Covid spread precautions, parents are not permitted beyond the lobby at this time. Childcare available for Nursery – Kindergarten. Children’s ministry is offering on-campus Sunday School options for Nursery – 5th Grade and online Sunday School options for two years – 5th Grade.
  • Church Offices—During the business week, the campus will be accessible by FPC members for necessary business and ministry. However, the door will not be left unlocked. (Just let the staff receptionist know you are here to let you in).
  • Midweek Meetings & Studies—We have resumed regularly scheduled business hours here at the FPC campus. We will also begin opening the campus to be available for small group meetings, Bible studies, and other ministries. We will also continue to support and encourage virtual platforms for a variety of meetings and small group gatherings. This will be the case especially for participation of at-risk members.

What to Expect Sunday Morning

9:00 AM Traditional Service

9:00 AM Service Map

  • Try to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the beginning of worship. Doors open 30 minutes before service at 9:00 AM.
  • Please use the main parking lot at Avenue E and McCullough Ave.
  • Entry will be through the Avenue E entrance only, with the exception of those with mobility issues who will have the option of entering the Sanctuary through the 4th Street entrance.
  • All water fountains will be turned off and no coffee/water stations will be available.  Please feel free to bring a water bottle or other beverage with you should you wish.
  • An offering box will be available in the Narthex during entry/exit or online giving is available here.
  • Children’s ministry is offering on-campus childcare options for Nursery – Kindergarten. Elementary children are encouraged to sit with their families during services.
  • Ushers will direct congregants to seats on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not be able to sit where you are accustomed.
  • All papers, hymnals, Bibles, and pew cushions have been removed. There will be bulletins at the designated spots in the pews to maintain social distancing.
  • If the Sanctuary reaches capacity, ushers and greeters will redirect attendees up to our overflow area in Covenant Hall. Here is the Overflow Service Map with the direction you will go to get to Covenant Hall. This room will be disinfected between services.
  • We must adhere to the maximum capacity for this service at 170 people (including overflow). We ask for your patience, and willingness to continue to experience our online streaming service at fpcsanantonio.org/media if unable to attend in person.
  • Exit, at the direction of the ushers, from the back of the Sanctuary to the front through the 4th street narthex doors.
  • Please do not congregate inside the building to visit with friends, but rather head outdoors to catch up in the open air.

11:02 AM Contemporary Service

11:00 AM Service Map

  • Try to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the beginning of worship. Doors open 30 minutes before service at 10:30 AM.
  • Please use the main parking lot at Avenue E and McCullough Ave.
  • All entry is through Avenue E.
  • All water fountains will be turned off and no coffee/water stations will be available.  Please feel free to bring a water bottle or other beverage with you should you wish.
  • An offering box will be available at the entrance/exit to Westminster Hall or online giving is available here.
  • Children’s ministry is offering on-campus childcare options for Nursery – Kindergarten. Elementary children are encouraged to sit with their families during services.
  • Ushers will be directing congregants to seats on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not be able to sit where you are accustomed.
  • All papers, Bibles, etc. have been removed and a distance of at least 3 seats need to be maintained between families. There will be announcement sheets at the designated spots in the seats to maintain social distancing.
  • If Westminster Hall reaches capacity, ushers and greeters will redirect attendees up to our overflow area in Covenant Hall. Here is the Overflow Service Map with the direction you will go to get to Covenant Hall. This room will be disinfected between services.
  • We must adhere to the maximum capacity for this service at 110 people (including overflow). We ask for your patience, and willingness to continue to experience our online streaming service at fpcsanantonio.org/media if unable to attend in person.
  • The congregation will exit, at the direction of the ushers, through the Avenue E exit.
  • Please do not congregate inside the building to visit with friends, but rather head outdoors to catch up in the open air.