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Worship

Reunion: Reopening Guidelines

Online Services Only for July

We cannot wait to be REUNITED face to face. Unfortunately, in light of the warning issued by the City of San Antonio on Saturday, June 27, and because one of our Pastoral staff has tested positive for Covid-19, we are minimizing the number of people at 4th and Alamo for the month of July. We encourage you to join us for our VIRTUAL worship services at 9:00 am and at 11:00 am. There will be no services offered onsite during July. Thank you in advance for Loving One Another during these unexpected circumstances.

Worship with FPC Virtually:

9:00 AM – Traditional Service Live Online
10:00 AM – Designated Online Sunday School Hour for Adults, Youth, & Children – See the Adult Bible Studies page or Youth Sunday School page for class specific information.
11:02 AM – Contemporary Service Live Online

At this time, due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in San Antonio and out of an abundance of caution for our children and families, there will be no services, childcare, or Sunday school classes on Sunday mornings on site. We invite families to continue to worship together with their children from home. Stay tuned for more information about children’s ministry as we approach August and look forward to the reopening of schools.

FPC Campus Re-Open Plan: Phase 1

We cannot wait to be REUNITED face to face. For the month of July, we encourage you to join us for our VIRTUAL worship services at 9:00 am and at 11:00 am. There will be no services offered onsite during July. At the end of July, city conditions will be reaccessed to determine if the church may move back into Phase 1 of our Re-open Plan to include socially distanced, on-campus worship.

The following are our basic guidelines 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—Masks strongly recommended. Ushers, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks. We ask that everyone please bring your own face mask to use while on campus. Extra masks will be available at the Avenue E entrance should you forget yours. Read our Pastor’s June 18 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 ask that those 65 and older or high health-risk individuals refrain from returning to on-site worship until public health conditions are more stable.
  • Other Activities—Children will sit with their families. No childcare will be available until further notice. All other activities, including Sunday school and Bible studies, will continue to be held online.
  • 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.

What to Expect Sunday Morning

9:30 AM Traditional Service

9:30 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 sit with their families. No childcare is available at this time.
  • 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 sit with their families. No childcare is available at this time.
  • 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.