We are currently meeting in-person, indoors for Sunday Morning Worship
Recorded Sunday service is usually posted on Sunday afternoon/evening.
Children’s Ministry is also meeting in-person.
We’re excited to welcome you back to in-person worship services, but making sure we keep everyone safe continues to be a priority. Kindly review the following guidelines to help us maintain an in-person worship space that feels safe for as many people as possible.
Protocols for In-person Services beginning August 25, 2021
We continue to adapt to the guidelines of San Mateo County Health Department released on 8/23/21 as affirmed by the staff and elders. With the recent surge in the Delta Variant, please follow the following guidelines for in-person Sunday service and in-person church events.
Please remember that the safety of our church family must always be our first concern. We are well aware that the range of opinions about what should or should not be permitted is considerable. The scriptures call us to “love and prefer one another” (Roman12:10 and 1 John 4:7) and so we are asking that we all take care to observe these protocols and follow all posted signs regardless of your opinions so everyone who attends will feel safe.
- Masks are must be worn by all adults and children indoors regardless of vaccination status.
- Those speaking or leading worship will be permitted to remove masks while they are fulfilling these tasks, but must remain at least 6 feet apart.
- Children/youth and adults working with children/youth will need to wear masks until San Mateo County no longer requires school children to wear masks at school.
- Windows and doors will remain open except in extreme weather conditions.
- Please do not bring any food or drink into the building.
- Everyone will use the automatic hand sanitizer at the entrance to the sanctuary.
- Following the service refreshments may be served in the olive garden outdoors. You may remove your mask when outdoors if you are eating or drinking. But please be sensitive to those who have to protect themselves or loved ones. Be ready to mask up.
- Please fill out/update our online contact card with your current contact information so we can promptly notify you should you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
If you have not been vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated when you are eligible.
We recognize that there may be adjustments in these requirements as time proceeds so please keep a flexible and loving attitude at all times so we can continue to move forward together
When should I stay home?
Please keep others safe by following these quarantine procedures from the San Mateo Health Department if you:
- have any COVID-19 symptoms listed at the bottom
- have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting a COVID-19 test result
- have been in close contact with someone (less than 6 feet distance for more than 15 minutes) who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days and are not vaccinated. (Even if you have a negative test.)
What to Do If I Test Positive for COVID-19?
Should you test positive for COVID-19, please stay home. San Mateo County Health Department recommends you following these isolation procedures.
If you have been at one of our in-person church events in the 14 days prior to testing positive, please notify the church office immediately:
Please tell us which in-person church events you attended in the past 14 days so we can notify those who might have been exposed so they can watch for symptoms. We will maintain your privacy when notifying others of their exposure.
Please notify individuals you have been in close contact with (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) so they can get tested and quarantine as needed. Let us know if you need help with this.
If you are experiencing symptoms and need support, please let us know as well.
What to Do if my close contact tests positive for COVID-19?
The San Mateo Health Department recommends that vaccinated and unvaccinated people take a COVID-19 test between 4-14 days after you had close contact with COVID-19.
Unvaccinated: follow 14-day quarantine procedures even if you have a negative test.
Vaccinated: if you are asymptomatic and have a negative test, you do not need to quarantine.