Ross Baptist Church will begin in-person Morning Worship services on Sunday, June 14. Watching the sermon online is still encouraged and the preferred way of interacting at this time, but we will have limited Worship gatherings on Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM. We will also continue to provide an online bulletin which will contain links for music and Scripture readings for those at home. You can follow the bulletin as you have been and then watch the sermon at 10:45 AM.
There will be NO Sunday School on-site. You are encouraged to read your lesson at home.
There will be NO nursery or children's church on Sundays. We will only have one gathering at 10:45.
The bus will NOT run at this time.
Do I watch the sermon online or attend in-person?
Gathering everyone together for worship is the desire of our pastor, deacons, and members, but as we are now aware, gathering presents a risk for increasing the spread of COVID-19 during this Public Health Emergency.
If you fit any of the following criteria, DO NOT attend in-person:
Individuals or families with any symptoms of illness, including:
• Fever over 100 degrees
• Cough or sore throat
• Shortness of breath
• Sudden loss of taste or smell
• Have been diagnosed with or been in contact with anyone confirmed to have had COVID-19 (in the past 14 days)
We also encourage the following NOT to attend in-person:
Higher risk populations
• 65+ years of age
• underlying health issues
Families with young children
If I am comfortable and if I do not fit any of the criteria above, then how should I prepare for In-person gathering?
We ask everyone to put on a face mask or cloth face covering before entering the building.
Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the service. Please enter through the concrete stairs at the main entrance, on the east side of the building. All other entrances will be closed.
When you arrive, proceed directly to your seat. Please do not congregate in the lobby before or after the service.
Please maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times, except family units.
Waving is encouraged. But avoid personal contact like shaking hands, hugging, and congregating with others.
Important seating information:
Every other pew will remain vacant with rope blocking the vacant pews.
At the close of service, dismissal will be by sections.
What other precautions are being taken in accordance with the CDC guidelines?
Hand Sanitizer will be available.
Unused parts of the building will be closed.
Facilities will be sanitized before and after the service.
We will not be “passing the plate” for offering. There will be a location to drop off your offering. You can also give online or by mail.
No bulletins or handouts will be available.
Bibles, hymnals, and offering envelopes will not be in the pews.
If you have any questions please contact Pastor Andy