COVID-19 Guidelines to Observe for Our Limited In-Person Gatherings
SMBC is open for in-person services and SMBC will continue to provide an online streaming platform for those who may not be able to attend in person.
Only two doors will be open for entering and exiting the church (front door and back door near church office). Reservations are not needed to attend service.
Temperatures will be taken using no-touch thermometers upon entry. Normal temperature should not exceed 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Out of deep care and concern for the safety of all persons, those with high temperatures and/or those who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (see COVID-19 Re-entry Policy, Attachment A) are asked to return or remain at home. Those persons should consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing, per CDC guidelines.
Wear face coverings while in the buildings and please refrain from touching hard surfaces in the buildings. Please keep your face covering over your nose and mouth while in the building. If you must cough or sneeze, please keep your mask on and cough or sneeze into the crease of your bent arm. Ushers will bring you a clean mask to replace yours, if needed.
Face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are available upon entry. Everyone is asked to use the hand sanitizer as you enter the church. Please practice social distancing.
Sunday school services and Sunday morning services (10:45 am only) will be in person. As noted above, the Sunday morning services will continue to be streamed online through SMBC website and Sunday school services will be held in person and by conference call.
Please observe the marked off social distancing seating restrictions that are in place based on CDCs suggested social distancing separation of 6 feet between people. Ushers will provide guidance.
Children must remain seated in the sanctuary with a parent/guardian from the same household during worship services. If they must leave the sanctuary, a parent or guardian must accompany them. No separate activities are available for children or youth during Sunday morning service. Additionally, no nursery activities are available.
Offering trays will not be passed in the pews. You may leave your tithes and offerings in the offering box at the front of the sanctuary. Additionally, ushers are available to take the offering. Members and visitors can continue to give their offerings using www.mysmbchurch.org through Givelify, mail offering to the church or bring your offering to the office during normal business hours.
These guidelines will remain in effect until further notice.