COVID-19 Update (9/2)
Greetings River Oak!
We are very excited to be taking another big step in our Regather Phase this weekend as we begin gradually reopening our Sunday morning Children’s Programs. We look forward to welcoming many of you who have been patiently waiting for an opportunity to bring your whole family back on campus to worship with us in person.
As a reminder, everyone will need to RSVP for seats in our worship services and our children’s programs. You will use the same online RSVP system that we have been using to distribute tickets for the last few months, but now there will be additional fields to reserve spots for your children. The RSVP system opens each week on Thursdays at 10:00am. Once you enter the system, you will first add the quantity of adult tickets needed, then the system will allow you to view the number of kids spots that remain available for each age group and service. Children’s programs from birth through 5th grade are available during all three worship services (8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:15am). The RSVP system is separate from our normal registration and check-in procedures for children. So, parents will still need to check-in their children! The RSVPs are a temporary additional step we are using to manage the number of people in our building while we are still following social distancing and other COVID-related guidelines.
We understand that these additional steps are inconvenient, but we are doing our best, with the facilities we have, to implement the governor’s policies for places of worship. Please also remember that we will be asking everyone to follow social distancing and face-covering requirements before, during, and after worship services on Sunday. And we will ask that you not linger in the worship center, lobbies, or children’s wing before or after services. Children must be picked up after each service because we will be cleaning between services. Also, to help minimize shared space and facilitate flow in and out of the building, we’re asking families with children to park on the Lobby A side of the building and families without children to part on the Lobby B side.
More information will be communicated through our Children’s Ministry and is available on the church website. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!