4/29/20 COVID Update-Return to Worship

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Dear TCCC Family,

As you may know, Governor Reynolds has stated that churches may begin resuming face-to-face meetings.  The church board has decided that worship service only will resume at Twin Cities Christian Church on May 17th at 10:30 a.m.  As a result, Friday, May 1st will be our last carry-out communion event.  We are excited to worship together face-to-face, and have made a number of changes to adhere to social distancing guidelines.   Please help us by following these guidelines upon our return.  Additionally, professional cleaning is taking place in preparation for our return. 

In accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state, we encourage those over 65 or in high-risk groups to consider worshipping at home instead of in person.  If you are ill, have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is presumed positive for COVID 19, please worship with us from home.   If you plan to continue worshipping from home, let the church know if you would like communion supplies for each month delivered. 

Please carefully read the following guidelines to help you and your family prepare for our return. 

Worship Service:

  • Members of the same household may sit together

  • Members and guests not living in the same household should sit six feet apart

  • Chairs and rows will be arranged to help members and guests maintain six feet of distance

  • Sermons will continue to be posted online

  • Communion will be offered, but communion trays will not be passed

  • Offering will be collected in secure donation boxes, online at www.twincitiescb.org by clicking the $ link at the top of the page, or by mail to the church at 4220 Gifford Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Classes:

  • No in-person adult, youth, or children’s classes or cry room

  • Children’s bulletins will be available during worship service

  • Online children’s and youth lessons will continue to be posted as available

  • Online prayer meeting will continue to meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom- see FaceBook for details

Facilities:

  • Fellowship food, coffee, and water fountains will be unavailable  

  • High-touch surfaces will be sanitized between services

  • Doors will be either propped open or opened by a single greeter

  • Playground equipment will be closed

Social Distancing:

  • Avoid handshakes, hugs, or other physical greetings

  • Use non-touch greetings such as verbal, waves, etc.

  • Follow seating guidelines above

  • Avoid congregating in groups before and after service 

  • Maintain six feet of distance when interacting with others

  • Individuals are welcome to wear masks if they so desire

  • Wash hands or use sanitizer frequently


The board will continue to meet regularly to review  the current public health situation with COVID-19  and to determine additional changes as social distancing guidelines from public health officials are relaxed.   If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the church board members.  Please continue to pray for the church, our community, and the country as we navigate these challenging times.  

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

God Bless,


Twin Cities Christian Church Board

Howard DeVore, Elder

George Plunkett, Elder

Ab Wilson, Elder

Chad Booton, Deacon

Mitch Sivard, Deacon

John Stile, Deacon

Matt Beckner, Minister