Gary Church Health Team

Gary Church Health Team Creates Guidelines
Comprised of both members of the congregation and staff, the Gary Church Health team has been working this summer to find ways for us to be together in-person, while following the recommendations of government agencies and the Northern Illinois Conference. The all-church survey completed in late July will also help guide the team for potential future in-person gatherings, such as worship. If you have questions about the Gary Church Health Team, please contact Janet Mathis or Bob Evelhoch, co-chairs. Additional updates will be shared in the weekly enews.

Gary Church Health Team guidelines
The following guidelines must be applied contextually with discernment. What might be safe for one group or one individual may not be safe for another. Before scheduling anything in-person, keep in mind John Wesley’s rule of “Do No Harm.” As the conditions in Illinois change with the coronavirus, these guidelines may change.

Adopted July 2, 2020
Groups of 50 or fewer may meet outside. Keep at least six feet of distance from each other. If six feet cannot be maintained, masks must be worn. No singing. No shared food or drink. Participants must preregister with the event organizer and answer screening questions. All events must be scheduled through the church office.

On July 13, begin limited appointment-only office hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Building will remain locked. Upon entering door 5, there will be a check-in/screening area and hand sanitizing station.

Adopted July 16, 2020
Groups of 50 or fewer may meet inside. Masks must be worn at all times. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep at least six feet of distance from each other. No singing. No shared food or drink. Participants must preregister with the event organizer and answer screening questions. All events and room use must be scheduled through the church office. Upon entering door 5, there will be a check-in/screening area and hand sanitizing station. 

Funerals/weddings of 50 or fewer (including pastors and ushers) may meet inside. Masks must be worn at all times. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep at least six feet of distance from each other. No singing. No shared food or drink. Participants must preregister with the family and answer screening questions. Family must present guest list to church office and schedule event through the church office. Upon entering door 5, there will be a check-in/screening area and hand sanitizing station.

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