INFO ON COVID-19 & RESUMING INDOOR SERVICES

INDOOR SERVICES BEGIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

 

We are re-engaging using our indoor facilities because we have seen our effectiveness in fulfilling our mission substantially reduced. We are doing so with these restrictions because we want to be as submissive as we can practically be to the governing authorities, while still fulfilling our mission. We will . . .

    • Encourage social distancing through communication, teaching, and the way the large room is set up.
    • Encourage, recommend, and model the use of masks in circumstances where social distancing is virtually impossible to maintain, especially including in the interaction spaces of the hallways and restrooms.
    • Encourage the use of more effective masks through teaching.
    • Communicate that the use of masks will allow us to be less stringent on social distancing, thus allowing for more meaningful conversations and fellowship.
    • Have masks available and signage that explains our practices.
    • Masks would be recommended but not be required during the services as people are seated with their family/household groups.

Other adjustments include:

    • Eliminate refreshments.
    • Continue increased cleaning of facilities.
    • Have sermon notes and announcements for pick up from a table.

General FAQ’s:

When will Trinity Fellowship reopen indoor services?

September 20, 2020 Trinity will re-launch their indoor services.

  • Big Rapids Campus | 9am & 10:45am
  • Newaygo Campus | 9:30am
What will the indoor, in-person services look like?

We are seeking to embrace a humble and thoughtful submission to one another and the CDC guidelines. Therefore, we are encouraging face-coverings (the use of effective masks) in the hallways and restrooms where social distancing will be difficult.  We are also recommending but not requiring face-coverings (the use of effective masks) during the services as people are seated with their family (household groups). 

Where do we sit?

Every other row of chairs has been removed to help us accommodate for social distancing.  Please locate the number of chairs that you will need to fit you and your family.  If you need an entire row, please use the entire row.  If others are already sitting in a row, please leave two open chairs between you and the other person(s) to allow for social distancing.

Will Restrooms be Open?

Yes, the restrooms will be open in the building and will be available for you to use.  We would encourage you, however, to consider using the restroom before coming to church in order to limit the number of people using a shared space. 

Can I come if I’m one of the “vulnerable” (age of 60 or Immune Compromised)?

We love you and want to provide a safe, caring and empowering environment for you. Please know you are welcome, but your attendance in person is not expected. Please pray and do what is comfortable and wise for you and your family. Services will still be provided online and via DVD, just as they have been throughout the pandemic, so you won’t be left out.

What if I’m sick or think I might be sick?

We ask that you please “self-screen” before coming. If you’re sick, or think you might be sick, please stay home and engage in our online services at trinityinfo.org.

Will there be Coffee and Cookies?
Not currently as we are encouraging face-coverings to be worn in the areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
 

Trinity Kids FAQ’s:

Will there be nursery or Trinity Kids Ministry?
 
BIG RAPIDS CAMPUS:
1st Service: No nursery or classes 
2nd Service: Toddler – 5th grade
There will be no infant nursery
 
For information on how to register and what upcoming changes will be implemented, go to https://vimeo.com/454957164.
 
NEWAYGO CAMPUS:
Trinity Kids and nursery will not be available at this time.
 
 
For materials to disciple your children from home go to https://www.pursuegodkids.org/trinityfellowship/ 
If you have any further questions, contact ConnieLossing@trinityinfo.org.
Do I need to pre-register my kids?

Registration is helpful.

  • Space is limited as not all our team is back yet!
  • We can prepare name tags ahead of time for you which makes signing in go much faster.

 

What If I don't pre-register?

As long as there is space you can sign in per normal on Sunday morning.


Other resources to help you process the decisions with us:

Then & Now

A two-page chart that covers THEN and NOW – what has and has not changed.

It is very difficult to summarize many hours of discussion in a couple of pages, but here’s an attempt.

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Civil Disobedience

An initial draft of a 3-page guide, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE – CHECKING OUR HEARTS.

An effort to help us know how to make the decision to disobey any authority God has placed over us. The questions included provide a good heart-check for all of us.

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