In Person Worship — Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 10am
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS FOR ONSITE SERVICES
We are excited to offer in person worship services on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Please read the guidelines below as they detail the steps we are taking and how you can actively participate!
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED
Current state guidelines now allow for full capacity. In an attempt to provide everyone with a comfortable worship experience, we have socially distanced seating available as well as seating areas without distancing.
PREPARING FOR ATTENDEES
We ask that those who prefer to be seated socially distanced reserve space for the service they want to attend by using the online sign up service (click the button under Worship Services on our home page to select your service time) or by calling the church office at 203-488-1885 during business hours (Monday through Thursday from 10am to 4pm). Sign ups will close at 6pm on Friday of each week to allow for logistical preparation in advance of the service. Pews will be labeled with the names and number of those registered and attendees will be shown to their seats. Reservations are not necessary for those who prefer to sit without distancing, who will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
NUMBER OF SERVICES AND TIMES
We are offer in person services on Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:00am. Services last approximately 45 minutes. Each service is also available online as a live stream on Facebook and YouTube (please see below).
PERSONAL SAFETY MEASURES
We continue to follow current state guidelines.
Per the Connecticut government website (portal.ct.gov), “As of May 19, 2021, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, except for the updated mask requirements as noted in the section above.”
Those updated mask requirements include:
- Masks not required
- Vaccinated not required to wear masks
- Unvaccinated must wear masks
Masks will be provided upon request. Hand sanitizer is readily available at all entrances and exits. People will be asked to follow the signage for entry to and exit from the church. Arrows are affixed to floors and outdoor signage is provided to direct the flow of traffic. All pews, door knobs and restrooms are wiped down and sanitized between services.
At this time, we are offering Children’s Church for kids age 4 through grade 2 during our Saturday evening service.
OFFERINGS AND COMMUNION
Plates will not be passed for either offerings or communion. While we encourage electronic giving at this time, we do have giving boxes at the entrances and exits for those who wish to deposit envelopes. For communion, we have self-contained communion cups/wafers that you may pick up as you enter the church.
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES
We are now live streaming our worship services via Facebook and YouTube! You can find us there every Saturday evening at 5:30pm and on Sunday mornings at 10am. Replays are also available throughout the week.
We encourage you to continue to maintain fellowship with one another through phone calls, texts, emails and social media. Let’s also lift up our church family, our neighbors, our communities, and our nation in prayer during this time. If you have not yet joined our Facebook group, this is a great time to do so! Just search for BE Free Church. We look forward to seeing you soon!
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10