OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

BR CAMPUS RE-ENGAGING FAQs

Big Rapids

The Big Rapids campus is hosting Campfire Services beginning Wednesday, June 10th.  During these weekly outdoor services we will encourage one another, worship together, hear truth, and enjoy fellowship together. We are limiting the number of attendees to 100.  Please signup in advance.

Campfire FAQs:

When will Trinity be re-engaging in in person services?

We are looking forward to meeting together in person! As soon as indoor gatherings of 150 people are permitted,
Trinity Big Rapids will begin holding in person services. Currently outdoor gatherings of 100 folk are allowed. So
beginning Wednesday, June 10, we will hosting outdoor gatherings around the firepit that will include a short message
and a time of worship and prayer. We will begin with one service but are planning to expand as needed.

What will happen at a campfire?

Our goal is to create a safe, relaxed, relational worship experience for all ages. There will be a short, encouraging
message, worship, and prayer time. Trevor Wickes will be sharing the message and organizing the event.

I’ve heard I have to sign up for a campfire. How do I do that?

Our goal is to create a safe, relaxed, relational worship experience. To ensure that, we are asking everyone to sign up for
a service on a weekly basis on our website. This helps us keep to the 100 person limit and prevents us from having
to turn people away when the area is full. (Even if the number allowed to meet outdoors is raised, the campfire pit is not
able to accommodate many more than 100 people.) Sign-ups will open on Thursday morning. Once a campfire reaches
100 signed up, it will be closed, and people will be encouraged to choose another campfire time. (We are starting with
one campfire but plan on expanding based on response.)

What if I forgot to sign up? Can I still come?

You will be able to see a campfire’s capacity on our website. (The # below the date) If there are still spots available on
Wednesday, you are welcome to sign up for that campfire. Please don’t show up without checking online first.

Where do I go once I arrive at church?

The campfire ring is located on the north side of the building. You are encouraged to park in the east lot and follow the
sidewalk. For those with mobility issues, limited parking is available by the Outback. Please do not park by the Outback
unless you have mobility issues.

Where do we sit?

BYOS- Bring your own seat. While there are some rocks and picnic tables available, everyone is encouraged to bring
their own folding campchairs or lawn blankets.

Do I have to wear a mask and what about social distancing?

Because this is an outdoor setting, masks are not required but social distancing is encouraged. We are all excited to see
each other, but please practice your fake high fives and foot taps a little longer! Masks are encouraged during the
coming and going and milling around times when social distancing is difficult.

Will restrooms be open?

Restrooms will be open in the Outback (Youth Building). However, we encourage everyone to use the restroom before
or after coming to church to limit the number of people using a shared space. We request masks be worn when
entering the building.

Can I come if I’m 60+ or Immune Compromised?

We love you and want to provide a safe, caring and empowering environment for you. Please know you are wanted, but
your attendance in person is not expected. As always, please pray and do what is peaceful and wise for you and your
family.

Newaygo

The Newaygo campus is beginning outdoor Sunday morning worship on June 14th.  We will have a time of acoustic worship, live preaching, and enjoy fellowship together.

Newaygo In-Person FAQs:

When will Trinity Fellowship | Newaygo Campus be re-engaging in in person services?

We are enjoying meeting in person right now! Currently, outdoor gatherings of 100 folk are allowed, so we have been meeting outdoors since June 14. The Sunday service is at 9:30 am at Trinity Fellowship | Newaygo Campus.  We will consider returning indoor to our ministry center (church building) after indoor gatherings of at least 50 people are permitted.

What will Outdoor Services look like?

Our goal right now in this season is to create a Simple, Safe, and Significant worship experience for all ages.  Pastor Patrick will be preaching, we will have simplified LIVE worship, prayer, and fellowship. Services are not expected to last more than 1 hour.

Where do I go when I arrive at Newaygo Campus?

The “stage” will be the porch on the north side of the building (off of the offices entrance). That section of the lot will be blocked off for seating.

Where do we sit?

We ask that you bring your own camp-chair, blanket, umbrella for shade, pop-up tent, etc. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. We have extras.

What happens if it rains?

We have a small FM transmitter system, so if it rains, the outdoor service will become an outdoor “drive in” service and we can worship together from our vehicles. Just tune in to 89.1 FM.

Do I have to wear a mask and what about social distancing?

Because this is an outdoor setting, masks are welcomed but not mandatory. We will be practicing social distancing by encouraging households to give space some space between each other. We are all excited to give handshakes, hugs and see each other, but please practice your fake high fives and air hugs a little longer!

Will Restrooms be Open?

Restrooms will be open in the building.  However, we encourage everyone to use the restroom before or after coming to church to limit the number of people using a shared space and to limit the cleaning that needs to happen after services.

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.

Will there be nursery or Trinity Kids Ministry?

For everyone’s safety, we will not be opening our Trinity Kids Ministry quite yet. However, children are welcome in our services with their parents and grandparents. Pastor Patrick will seek to engage all ages (including his own young children!) in the service during the message, prayers, singing, and sharing. There will be plenty of space to walk around if your child is not able to sit still. Parents can bring strollers, books, coloring books, snacks, and whatever else their children need (similar to going to the park, an outdoor concert, or the beach).

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?

We will not be serving coffee and cookies, so please bring your own coffee with you.