Sunday Morning Dashboard

 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW For Sundays

In-Person Worship and Class Schedule

  • Worship services at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
  • Preschool (Birth- K) BFGs at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. VIDEO
    (Space is Limited - Reservations Required)
  • Children (1st-6th) BFGs at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  VIDEO
    (Space is Limited - Reservations Required)
  • Student (7th-12th) BFGs at 11:00 a.m. VIDEO
  • Adult BFGs at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  FIND A GROUP

Masks are required for ages 10+. See FBC Allen’s Gathering Guidelines(below) for a full list of precautions to keep you and your family healthy while on campus. For those who are not able or not ready to resume in-person worship, online services will be available on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and Monday at 7:00 p.m. on Church Online, YouTube, and Facebook.

BIRTH-6TH RESERVATIONS     SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

GATHERING GUIDELINES

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS to be observed campus-wide

Masks: Masks are required for everyone ages 10+ in all shared spaces. There may be some exceptions for teachers or leaders in certain settings. Masks may be removed in the Worship Center during the sermon.

Social Distancing: Social distancing of at least 6 feet should be observed in all common areas, classrooms, and the Worship Center.

High-Risk Individuals: All individuals who fall within the high-risk groups, as defined by the CDC, are encouraged to stay home and worship online.

Touchless Greeting: Attendees should practice touchless greeting (no handshakes or hugs).

Hand Sanitizing Stations: Hand sanitizing stations are located at entrances to our buildings and throughout the campus.

Hand-to-Hand Items: No items will be passed among attendees at FBC Allen, including offering plates, print materials, or other worship items. There is an offering drop box available in the Rotunda.

Coffee/Drinks: Coffee is currently unavailable, and water fountains are out of service. Feel free to bring your own coffee/drink.

Sanitization: All touched surfaces in the Worship Center will be sanitized between our worship services. Bible Fellowship Group Rooms will be sanitized between gathering times.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICES FOR PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES:

 
All General Precautions: Unless otherwise stated below, all general campus precautions apply.

Masks: Masks will be required for all staff and volunteers. Masks are required for children ages 10+. A mask is recommended, but not required, for children ages 3-9. Children ages 2 and under should not wear a mask.

Temperature: Everyone entering the children's and preschool areas will have their temperature taken upon arrival. This includes teachers, children, and parents/guardians.

Reservation/Check-In:  Preschool and children's classes are available by reservation only. Reservations open Sunday at noon and close Friday at noon. One parent will be allowed to drop off and pick up your child. Preschool security tags will be pre-printed and available alphabetically at the Preschool Welcome Desk. Parents will need to check-in their children (grades 1-6) at the Children's Welcome Desk.

Sanitization: Anyone entering the preschool or children's areas must use appropriate hand sanitization measures upon arrival. All program space, including classrooms and common areas, will be sanitized before and after use.

Food: Food may not be brought into the preschool or children's areas unless it is medically necessary for the child. Bottles for babies will be allowed in preschool classes. Snacks will be provided in a safe and controlled manner to preschoolers and children. Water will be provided in the classroom. Water fountains will be out of service. 

Class Materials: Each child will receive their own individual bag of supplies for their classroom use.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICES FOR STUDENT MINISTRY:

All General Precautions: Unless otherwise stated below, all general campus precautions apply.

Check-In: Each student and adult will check in when they enter the Student Ministry area. Guests will provide basic information to be followed up with by the Student Ministry staff.

Set-Up: The Student Ministry spaces will provide appropriate social distancing measures.

Sanitization: Anyone entering the Student Ministry area must use appropriate hand sanitization measures upon arrival. All program space will be cleaned and sanitized before and after use.

Food: No food should be brought into the Student Ministry area.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICES FOR ADULT GROUPS/CLASSES:

All General Precautions: Unless otherwise stated below, all general campus precautions apply.

Set-Up: Classrooms will be arranged or marked to encourage social distancing between parties.

Attendance: Classes will be encouraged to take attendance through the ShelbyNext app. Guest contact information should be completed via the Connect Card available on the My Sermon Notes app.

Food: No food should be served in classrooms.

PHASED Re-ENTRY PLAN

Our re-entry plan is based on the illustration Pastor Chad shared when we first started this journey together. He said,  “we are all in the same storm but different boats.” That is a good thing to remember as we move forward. We don’t know what others are dealing with in their boat and how it may affect what they are comfortable doing. Even though you may be ready to jump back in, know others are not yet at that point. If we all keep that in mind, it will help us move forward as a church in this unprecedented season.

The information below is to let you know where we are in the re-entry plan. You will find a quick reference chart that will allow you to see the different ministry areas. Movement between phases will be a slow roll as opposed to a hard shift. This will help us learn the best ways to keep areas clean and people safe. When we feel it is time, we will slowly add the return of groups and ministries to campus. We hope that we keep moving forward through the phases but realize that we may have to take a step back if conditions worsen in our area. We are looking at several different metrics for our area to help guide us in making decisions. As always, we covet your prayers for wisdom and insight as we navigate this storm together.   

QUICK REFERENCE CHART:

 


 PHASE 1: Safe at Home - Weathering the Storm

  • Online Only Worship
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs)
  • Buildings Closed During the Week
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



PHASE 2: minimally on-site - testing the waters

  • Online Worship; Limited (25%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs); Tailgate & Home Groups Encouraged
  • Mask Required; Physical Distancing
  • Small Outdoor Events
  • Buildings Closed During the Week
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



PHASE 3: VIGilant accommodations - navigating our way

  • Online Worship; Limited (50%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs); Tailgate & Home Groups Encouraged
  • Slow Ramp Up of In-Person Adult BFGs; Limited Weekday Adult Groups (with approved safety plan)
  • Masks & Physical Distancing as Directed
  • Small Outdoor Events
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



PHASE 4: A cautious return - picking up speed

  • Online Worship; Limited (50%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Mask & Physical Distancing as Directed
  • Outdoor Events
  • Ramp Up of In-Person Adult BFGs; Limited Weekday Adult Groups (with approved safety plan)
  • Preschool (Birth-Age 4) by RSVP for Those on Campus
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



 

PHASE 5: EXPANded Return - FUll speed ahead

  • Online Worship; In-Person Worship
  • Ramp Up of All BFGs Moving Back on Campus (slow re-start of children and youth BFGs)
  • Other Activities Slow Roll-in
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures