Updated In-Person Worship Guidelines [as of 9.6.2020]

On June 26, Bucks County entered into the Green Phase of Gov. Wolf’s Reopening Plan. Our English Ministry Leadership Team has been prayerfully preparing to safely reopen BCPC for English Ministry Sunday Service. We consider it our responsibility to be as cautious as possible in the early phases of reopening, to minimize risk wherever possible, and to provide a safe worship environment. We wanted to share a few changes to the guidelines for our in-person worship service in the hopes that you can make an informed decision about attending an in-person service. Please take a careful look at the information below, and do not hesitate to contact us at any point.

 

We will be moving to a livestream of our in-person service in September. We will be livestreaming from the small sanctuary. You can still worship with us at 10AM, and we ask that you try your best to keep that time slot for worshipping together. We will also post the recording of the livestream later in the afternoon in the event you were unable to join us at 10AM.

 

Sunday Service: (what you can expect and need to know about attending service)

  • We will be adding a few more seats to cap our attendance to 25 people in the small sanctuary. Timely registration helps us effectively plan for social distancing in the small sanctuary, and it will help us rotate members if we have more than 25 interested in attending. There may be cases where we limit the attendance to less than 25 to ensure social distancing of seats, but we as a general rule, our max capacity in the small sanctuary is now 25 seated attendees.
      • We are still requiring that everyone who wants to attend in-person service to register through an emailed registration form. Currently we send that form on Wednesday morning to an email list of those who have expressed interest in attending in-person service. To join that email list, or to receive the form for a specific weekend, please contact Pastor Peter Pak.
  • Currently our nursery room is still closed, and access to all other areas and rooms of the church are restricted. The Education Department and its pastors are currently planning and preparing to open an in-person service for Elementary to Senior High students. [Details will be updated when planning is finalized.]
  • Again, if you want to bring your family to service, there is a section on the registration form to inform us that you will be bringing family members. We will seat you together in the small sanctuary and plan social distancing accordingly. The earlier you register in the week, the more time we have to prepare in seating. We advise that no children younger than elementary school age be brought to church for the time being. (Again masks will be required even for children and teenagers.)
  • We ask everyone to maintain six feet of social distancing.
  • Masks will be required the entire time you are at church. We will not be taking temperature checks at the door.
  • Parking Lot: We suggest that you park in front of the medical office since we will be using the side entrance door.
  • Entrance: Do not enter through the main lobby. The KM will be having worship in the main sanctuary at 10AM. The KM will use the main doors and the main lobby. The EM will use the side door entrance to reach the small sanctuary. This will limit hallway traffic and group clustering.
  • We will have an usher check for masks and make sure that you have registered online and filled out the waiver form at the side entrance door. We plan to prop open the door (weather permitting) to limit contact exposure.
  • Restrooms will be located right outside of the small sanctuary. The restrooms can allow for max 2 people at a time. We ask that you be mindful of others when using the restrooms.
  • The church will undergo thorough cleaning before and after the service.
  • There will be an Offering Box in the hallway before entering the small sanctuary. You may also continue to use our online giving platform found at www.bcpcem.org/give
  • The Order of Worship has been slightly modified to include limited singing (~2 songs).
  • No paper bulletins will be provided.
  • Please note that those leading the service (Pastor Peter and Alex Kim) will not wear a mask during service. The pulpit will be reconfigured on the stage in the small sanctuary to be as far away as possible.
  • Again, if you are showing any symptoms of sickness or are generally considered in the at-risk category, please worship with us at home.
 
Again if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Peter or Elder Larry Kye.