First Free has begun hosting our first in-person worship services since March. This is a big step and we are taking it cautiously. Our Reopening Safety Team has been diligently working to ensure that we open as safely as possible, following the guidelines set forth by the medical community.
At this time, our gatherings will remain small and we will be following strict safety procedures to keep our attendees, volunteers, and staff healthy. If you want to attend you MUST REGISTER beforehand (each week), be healthy the morning of, and willing to adhere to all our safety guidelines. We will cap registration this week at 50 people. Please note that no children’s service will be offered at this time.
Please do not feel pressured to attend in-person. No matter how often you’ve served at First Free or attended in the past, come only if you’re comfortable doing so. First Free is a body and a family, not a building. We will continue to live-stream services via our YouTube channel for those who choose to worship from home, and we will keep on hosting online fellowship times, studies, and meetings.
Please continue to pray for First Free. Pray for the safety of our congregation, the needs of our members, and the sharing and hearing of God’s word both inside and outside of our building.
Registration for Sunday, September 20th is closed
“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.’“ (Luke 10:27)
With this scripture in mind, we want everyone to prayerfully do their part to protect other church attendees. Please abide by these guidelines when meeting together at a First Free worship service:
Masks & Distancing
- Masks over both mouth and nose required at all times
- No food or drink will be allowed in the building, in order to avoid removing masks to eat
- Please note: The pastor will not be wearing a mask during the sermon delivery.
- Maintain physical distancing–at least 10 feet when singing and at least 6 feet at other times, even in the restroom.
Washing & Sanitizing
- Sanitize your hands upon entering the church.
- Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap & warm water after using the restroom.
- Only two people allowed in each restroom at a time.
- Follow the ushers’ directions.
- Ushers will escort you to your seat. You may not change seats during the service.
- Seats will be pre-assigned. People who live in the same household will sit together and be separated from other groups by 10 feet.
- Parents, please keep your children close to you at all times. Children K-5 must be accompanied by at least one parent at all times, even when going to the restroom.
- Ushers will dismiss you by family units after the service.
- Please proceed directly outside after the service. No congregating will be allowed in the church building. There will be markings on the ground to help you maintain at least 6 feet of distance.
What if I feel sick?
- If you do not feel well, please do not attend in-person services, please avail yourself of the online services.
- Monitor yourself and any of your children for symptoms of coronavirus before church and during the service.
- If you feel sick during the service, please notify an usher before exiting the building.
- If you develop symptoms of coronavirus or test positive for coronavirus after attending an in person service, notify the church office at 773-561-4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org