Starting May 2, 2021, we will return to normal service times. Please see the home page for current schedule.
Back in July 5, 2020 and beyond, we were on a slightly different schedule:
(1) The 9 AM service will be geared toward stricter social distancing for those with health concerns, but any may attend. Please wear face coverings while entering and leaving the service and observe social distance in seating.
(2) The second service will begin at 10:45 AM (note the time change). Social distancing and masks are still strongly recommended, as per the Jefferson County Health Department (but not required). The nursery and overflow area will be available for the second service only. This service will be live streamed at 10:45 AM as well.
(3) For both services, please continue to observe a policy of frequent hand washing (or use of hand sanitizer). Please remain home if you are sick or think you might be. (see previous guidelines below)
We will continue to evaluate these policies week after week and make any changes we believe are necessary based on guidance from our local health department and state of Missouri, etc.
Each week we will review these guidelines based on those given by the governor of Missouri and healthcare organizations. The governor has extended Phase 1 social distancing guidelines until future notice.
Though we want all to be able to join us for worship, there are some who should not come
If you are sick or think you may be sick, please stay home and watch online
If you are in a risk group, use your best judgement about whether you should come or watch online
If you are the caretaker for someone at risk, please use your best judgement as well.
Please continue to practice safe hygiene to prevent the transmission of illness
Wash your hands frequently and before entering the building and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.
Cough into your elbow.
Please consider wearing a mask (this is not to protect yourself, but is meant to protect others in case you have been exposed to the virus and are not yet aware of it)
We must continue to practice good Social Distancing
This means, as hard as it may be, do not shake hands or hug those outside your family.
Please try to maintain a six foot distance between you and non-family members
Please help children do their best to do so as well. (We understand this is difficult for smaller children and will, of course, give much grace).
Please continue to practice social distancing once the service is over, or consider masks when distancing is not possible.
If the weather is nice, consider taking fellowship outside where fewer restrictions are necessary
When you use the restroom, please use the provided disinfectant wipes to wipe down anything you have touched.
Please try to limit to the number of people in the bathroom at one time, unless family members.
If you are not comfortable attending at this time due to concerns about the virus, please continue to “attend” online. We love you. We miss you. But grace abounds!
Please continue to attend the service you’ve been attending – at 9 AM or 10:45 AM.
If you need to switch to the other service, please let us know. We are trying to keep the overall number for each service low enough that necessary social distancing is possible.
We will make whatever adjustments we need to make to accommodate all who wish to come.
We will continue to live stream the 10:45 AM service.
Precautions Rockport will take to maintain safety.
We will graciously ask anyone with a fever or who appears to be ill to please not attend. We have a no-touch thermometer we can use if there is any question.
We will not have Sunday School or provide a nursery as long as social distance requirements are in place. Sunday School classrooms and the nursery will remain closed.
We will ask all families to sit together and maintain a 6 foot distance from non-family members. Please leave an empty pew between each “family” group (two where possible).
We have made hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available throughout the building and in bathrooms.
When we have communion, we will use safe, pre-packaged wafer and juice for those participating.
We encourage members to continue giving online. For those who bring an offering with them, we will have a place where you can drop it off near the church office before or after worship.
We encourage participants to wear a mask for the safety of others, and have made them available for those who want them. We also have gloves available.
Once the sanctuary has reached full, safe capacity we will ask additional attendees to go to the fellowship hall as an overflow room.
There will be no food or drink (including coffee) provided during this time of social distancing.
We will not have First Fellowship Sunday or other fellowship events that encourage numbers of people to congregate until social distance guidelines are lifted.
We will sanitize the bathrooms and fountains between services.
We will open windows and doors as weather permits. In addition, we will have someone available to open the front door and let people in and out so no one has to touch the door.
We will continue to evaluate these precautions week after week and make adjustments as we deem necessary until social-distancing guidelines are no longer needed.
Have questions or concerns? Contact us via phone at 636-464-1460. Alternatively, fill out the form below and we will respond or pray with you.