In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases in Madison County have consistently been on the rise. In light of that, Madison County issued a face mask order that went into effect on Tuesday. Although the order did not mandate face masks during worship, it did say:
"Face coverings are strongly recommended for congregants at worship services and for situations where people from different households are unable to or unlikely to maintain a distance of 6 feet from each other."
Our leadership has followed, and in many cases, exceeded the recommended protocols for on campus worship. Our set up has provided ample space for people to worship and maintain social distance. Still, as we seek to love one another, starting this Sunday, we are:
Requiring face masks to be worn throughout the service
Shortening the worship service (eliminating two songs from the order of worship)
Eliminating responsive readings
We believe these steps are prudent and wise for the foreseeable future.
Also, this Sunday we will celebrate the Lord's Supper. After the service, from Noon until 12:30pm, those who worshipped at home may drive to campus and receive the elements via a "drive through" concept.
We ask that you enter on Eastview, and form a line at the front door of the sanctuary. We will have elders and the elements present. You may stay in your car or get out. If it is raining, you can come inside the foyer. You can then exit onto Hughes.
We are grateful to everyone at Valley. We miss seeing everyone together. Be encouraged! Each week we have a number of visitors (both on campus and online). One day, we will all be together. Until then, stay safe and healthy.
Following Christ Together,
The Session of Valley
On Campus Worship resumed on May 24, 2020. Worship services will continue to stream online for those who want to continue worshipping from home.
Key information for those who plan to attend worship:
> If you are sick, please do not attend.
> The nursery is closed and Children’s Church will not be held.
> If you need to take a child out of the service, we will have three “crier/nursing” rooms open in the back of the sanctuary. You can also utilize the lobby.
> Family units will sit together. We are able to accommodate any family size…from 1 to 6, 7, 8. If you plan to attend on a particular Sunday and need a larger section (family visiting from out of town, etc), please let us know.
> For those of you attending in families of 1-5 to sit in rows that match your family size. Again, if no seats are available for your family size, we are able to pull rows together to keep you together.
> The Fellowship Hall doors will not be used.
> Enter/exit from front and side sanctuary doors.
> There will be a “no socializing zone” marked off around the entrances/exits in order to avoid any bottlenecks.
> If you use a bathroom, we recommend you to use a paper towel when you touch any surface or doors.
> Hand sanitizer will be available.
> We encourage you to arrive early, find seating, and stay in that area prior to worship. Feel free to fellowship with those around you. The rows are spaced for proper distance.
> After worship, those who need to leave immediately will be dismissed first.
> Offering plates will be stationed at each door.
> Bulletins will be sent electronically.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your leadership: