Welcome to Hybrid Worship
After much prayer, planning and practice, we are excited to announce that hybrid worship has begun at Keller UMC. Hybrid worship is worship for both those online and in-person. In-person worship will be available to a limited capacity, using a reservation system. Online worship will occur simultaneously on Livestream and Facebook.
While we look forward to the opportunity for congregants to worship inside the Sanctuary, there is still great need for caution in our gathering together. The hybrid worship services remain in the “yellow light phase” of ministry at Keller UMC. This is a period of cautionary return. We understand and affirm that many worshippers do not yet feel comfortable returning to in-person worship at this time. We encourage those at high risk and/or those not comfortable with indoor gatherings to stay home and continue to worship with us online.
WORSHIP TIMES - NOTE CHANGE
9am - Band-led Worship
11am - Traditional Worship
In between these worship services, the Sanctuary will be sanitized. The Sanctuary needs to be empty of people during this cleaning period and the Sanctuary doors must remain closed.
- Those who would like to attend in-person need to make a reservation, in order to help us plan for capacity.
- With six-foot distancing, the Sanctuary can accommodate 30 spots per service. A household or family group can sit in a spot together, allowing for a thirty family groups per service.
- Reservations will open on Monday and close on Saturday prior to each Sunday’s worship services.
- Reservation links will open each Monday morning.
- The reservation system will also help us to employ contact tracing should the need arise.
- If you register and then find yourself unable to attend, please email as soon as possible in order to allow for someone else to attend.
WHAT TO BRING
- We require that you wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while on campus; if you don’t have one, a greeter can provide you with one.
- Please feel free to bring your Bible or electronic device; Bibles and hymnals have been removed from the pews, as they would be damaged by the sanitation process.
- Offering plates will not be passed during the worship services; boxes will be available to collect offerings at the entrance of the Sanctuary, or you may choose to give electronically.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Plan to enter through the main Sanctuary doors, or the porte cochere. All other entrances will be closed.
- When you arrive, please check in at one of three check in stations in the church foyer. This will allow us to see who is present for worship, should contract tracing be necessary.
- Once you check in, you will find your own seat in the Sanctuary. Pews will be marked off to keep households/individuals six feet apart.
- Bring the whole family - children are welcome to join their parents for worship and children’s packets will be provided. (Children and Youth Sunday school are not yet meeting. Nursery Care will not be provided at this time but will begin at a later date).
- Please greet one another safely, with a friendly wave instead of hugs or handshakes.
- Be sure to maintain six-feet of distance from people who don’t live with you.
OUR COVENANT FOR SAFETY
In-person worship can only happen if all worshippers take responsibility for their health and the safety of those in the Sanctuary with them. When worshippers register to attend a service, they will receive an email that asks them to covenant in the following ways:
- Wear a mask properly, so that it covers both nose and mouth. Masks must be worn the entire time we are in the building together.
- Remain six-feet apart from anyone we are not in a household with.
- Stay home if you have been in contact with a person with a confirmed or presumed diagnosis of COVID-19.
- Stay home if your child is quarantined from school.
- Stay home if you have any flu-like symptoms.
- Report if you or anyone in your household exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending a worship service. Your name will remain confidential.
YELLOW LIGHT APPROACH
The Ministry Council of KUMC has adopted a stoplight approach to resuming in-person opportunities. We are moving into hybrid worship with caution and care, vigilant that we are still in the “yellow light phase.” If you choose to come to in-person worship on Sunday mornings, you may experience that worship will not feel “back to normal” yet. Wearing masks, making reservations, and keeping our distance from one another will all contribute to a feeling that worship is not like it was pre-pandemic. It is going to take some time for “normal” to return. We believe resuming in-person worship at this time is a small step in this direction, but it will be many more months before the entire worshipping congregation is together again.
Additionally, our cautious moving forward through a “yellow light phase” looks forward to a green light phase of full ministry return. But it is also possible that the light may turn red again and community spread of the virus could lead to a suspension of in-person worship. We cannot predict the future and ask you to give grace if plans should need to temporarily change.