Our Return

Our Return – This Sunday
 
I know many of you have been clamoring for a return date to church at Heucks Retreat, and I’m happy to announce that this coming Sunday, June 21st, we will be making our return. This has been a delicate process that we’ve been very sensitive toward, wanting to make sure that your health and safety were top priority and that we took all the necessary precautions. If you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing, you can click here to see.
But let’s talk about what Sunday is going to look like. I do encourage you to read the entire article, as there will be important information that you and your family will need to know upon joining us this coming Sunday.
 
1.  We will begin our service at 10:30 am, as we always have. It would be wise to arrive closer to 10:15 to avoid any potential issues coming in. We don’t foresee any, but it’s just an added precaution as we do things a bit differently.
 
2. There will be an usher at the front entrance administering a quick temperature check. These checks will take no more than five seconds, won’t touch your body, and give us an accurate reading of your body temperature. If your body typically hovers a degree above or below 98.6, please let our ushers know. We don’t want to turn anyone away, but we do want to make sure those running a fever don’t put the rest of us at risk.
 
3. While not required, we do encourage congregants to wear a mask. This can help reduce the potential spread of Covid-19 and provide comfort to other members and guests.
 
4. Ushers will direct families to their seats. We will block off every other row to practice proper social distancing. If you have a larger family, even if you typically sit on the sides, we’ll ask that you sit in the middle so that we can properly space people between rows.
 
5. We encourage all members to follow CDC guidelines in regards to social distancing. You can find those here
 
6. There will be an overflow room available in the Ministry Center, for those who want to join us, but are still a bit skittish of being too close to others. If you choose to stay at home, we will still be streaming our services on Facebook and our website.
 
7.  There will be no Sunday School and there will be no childcare provided.  Our service will run until about 11:15 – 11:20 so little ones won’t become too antsy for you.  
 
 
Finally, there is one more thing that we will be doing to plan for our return.  In addition to all of the above, we ask that if you plan to attend this coming Sunday, that you fill our this quick form so we can judge how many are coming and how we should set up our Sanctuary to accommodate for that number.  For the first month, we will be sending out this short survey weekly to help our staff prepare for your arrival and make sure that we don’t overload any particular area, whether that be the Sanctuary or the Ministry Center.  Alternatively, you can also call the church office at 601-835-1821 or text the church phone at 601-757-4140 to get your family registered to be with us.
 
We’re excited to be back with you.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the church office and ask.  Thank you for being so patient with us as we’ve navigated new territory in our world.  We hope that being back together Sunday will be the first step in a return to normalcy.