RSVP TO ATTEND CHURCH SATURDAY AT 7:00P
Please read all of the info. on this page prior to submitting your RSVP
We are approved to meet in person again!
As we step into gathering again, here are some things to consider:
1) We will only gather in a way that is permissible by our Governor's mandate for churches. We will not defy what our government requires. We do believe that there is a time to not follow our government leaders, but have decided that this is not one of those times.
2) We likely won't like the reopening plan in some way. There are requirements that our governor has that are more restrictive than our recent survey (from almost 100 Brookviewers) shows many of you would want to be. Additionally ,we found an incredibly broad spectrum of comfort levels and expectations within our church family. With that said, if you decide to attend church in-person, please be informed about the restrictions and expectations as we are trying to comply with our government's decisions... to the best of our knowledge. If you feel frustrated, we would ask that you work that out prior to coming, and help us create a spirit of unity and gratefulness for the opportunity to be together again.
3) We are opening with a plan that we believe is doable. We are following what we understand to be the governor's requirements for our gathering, but the reality is that this keeps changing. You may see other churches opening with different plans, which in some cases might bend the "rules" or have a different interpretation than what we understand. Our intention is to be in full compliance with the governor's orders. In our recent survey of the Brookview family we received many ideas and in many cases expectations for how our gathering should look. In a few arenas, these expectations went above and beyond the governor's requirements for churches. Here again, we ask that you be informed about what our gathering will look like so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your family.
4) We will need to gather together with a posture of selflessness. In our recent survey, many of you had no expectations of our gathering, but indicated you would like to do whatever you could to make sure that people feel safe, even if it was more extreme than you would expect to be. We want to thank you in advance and encourage this posture that is so common among us. There is so much potential for disunity, so a spirit of grace and understanding will be vital. This is new territory for everyone of us and the feelings we have and situations that we find ourselves in are incredibly diverse.
We cannot wait to see some of you in the coming days! For those of you that are unable to gather with us in person, we will still have our messages online and are hoping to eventually include worship with every message.
Jason, Jen, & Casey
FOR OUR GATHERING:
We will be touchless. Doors will be held open, no bulletins, and no offering baskets passed
We will be food/beverage free. Feel free to bring your own coffee, tea, water, etc.
We will sit in households that are socially distant from the next household. We are allowed to gather at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less. For our space this means that we can accommodate approximately 30-35 people.
Attendance in person is by RSVP only. If you RSVP and plans change, please let us know so we can make adjustments and offer your seat(s) to someone else. Because our seating is limited, if you go to RSVP and it notifies you that church is full, please join the waitlist so we can give you first priority for the next service.
Upon arrival at church, you/your household will be checked-in at the front door. We will have markers spaced 6 feet apart for you to stand in line for entry from the lower parking lot and will do our best to facilitate socially distant entry to your seat. With this in mind, please arrive at church 15 minutes early. The doors for entry will close 5 minutes past the start of church, so being on time in this season is important.
Masks are required for everyone. To be in compliance with the governor's order for churches, everyone excluding the speaker, are required to have masks. The worship team will wear masks onto the stage, but will be singing behind a "shield".
We will have hand sanitizer available in several places in the lobby. You are not required to use hand sanitizer. It is there for anyone who desires to use it.
When church is over, you will be dismissed by row to accommodate social distancing. At the close of church you will be invited to stay in your seat to visit with others, but we also want to give anyone who needs to leave or is less comfortable with visiting an opportunity to exit.
Restrooms will be open. Lines for the restroom will need to be socially distant. This is the one area of our gathering that will not be touchless. We are required to post instructions about proper hand washing inside of the restrooms and ask that you follow those recommendations. We will also have paper towels outside of the restroom doors for your convenience/preference.
Health screenings. According to the governor's outline, we are required to request that employees, members, and visitors take their temperature before attending. Any individual with a temperature of 100.4* will not be permitted to attend the service or work at the organization. We are also required to inform you that any individual with a household member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or with symptom soft COVID-19 (including a fever above 100.4*) may not attend the service or work. We are also required to post COVID-19 informational posters where they are visible. For your convenience, we will have a table with temperature checks, but this is not a requirement for entry.
We will keep a record of who is attending services. This will help us to aid our county's health department in tracing efforts and allow you to be notified if it becomes necessary.
We will have childcare in the form of a socially distant movie. This is by RSVP only. Go to the sign-up page to see what this gathering looks like www.brookviewchurch.com/kids
BY RSVPING YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
(as advised by our insurance company)
I acknowledge that participation in the activity described above involves risk to the participant (and to the participant’s parents or guardians, if the participant is a minor), and may result in various types of injury including, but not limited to, the following: sickness, exposure to infectious/communicable disease, bodily injury, death, emotional injury, personal injury, property damage, and financial damage.
In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the activity described above (the “activity”), the participant (or parent/guardian if the participant is a minor) acknowledges and accepts the risks of injury associated with participation in and transportation to and from the activity. The participant (or parent/guardian) accepts personal financial responsibility for any injury or other loss sustained during the activity or during transportation to and from the activity, as well as for any medical treatment rendered to the participant that is authorized by the sponsor or its agents, employees, volunteers, or any other representatives (collectively referred to as the “activity sponsor”). Further, the participant (or parent/guardian) releases and promises to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the activity sponsor for any injury arising directly or indirectly out of the described activity or transportation to and from the activity, whether such injury arises out of the negligence of the activity sponsor, the participant, or otherwise.
If a dispute over this agreement or any claim for damages arises, the participant (or parent/guardian) agrees to resolve the matter through a mutually acceptable alternative dispute resolution process. If the participant (or parent/guardian) and the activity sponsor cannot agree upon such a process, the dispute will be submitted to a three-member arbitration panel for resolution in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.