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Myrtle Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church Reopening Plans
 
 
 
In cooperation with officials from the Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, our Church Leadership Staff has developed the following reopening plans. Every effort has been made to provide our members and visitors with a safe, clean environment which addresses the health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus, yet still allows a worship service which honors our Lord. 
 
We are anxious to return to our pre-COVID-19 style of worship and will continue to monitor our situation to determine when these protocols can be lifted. Please pray along with us for God to bring healing from this virus as quickly as possible.
 

The Church is Open!

We reopened the church and held our first worship services on Sabbath, June, 20th. Our plan is to continue to have services every Saturday morning starting at 11:00 a.m. and running for approximately one hour.

Due to the need to maintain social distancing, attendance within the sanctuary must be limited. The fellowship hall will be available for an overflow area, as the Spanish service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sabbath afternoon.

In order to make adequate preparations, a headcount of the number of worshipers is needed.

 

*** Each week, if you plan to attend Sabbath services, please call Lynn Malcolm at 910-287-5751 and state how many people will be in your party.

 

Attendance Guidelines:

  • Anyone with fever, body aches, chills, cough, or otherwise feeling ill should not attend. Immunocompromised people (heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, lupus etc.) should also stay home during the first few weeks of the church opening. Those with active allergy-related coughing or sneezing should also stay home.
  • Senior citizens and those with other preexisting conditions are at a higher risk and should prayerfully consider when to resume attendance.
  • For those unable to attend;
    • You are encouraged to watch our worship service on the “Myrtle Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church” YouTube channel.
    • Offerings may be given through www.AdventistGiving.org, or by sending your offerings to our church treasurer;
      • Lynn Malcolm, 181 S Middleton Drive NW, Calabash, NC 28467

 

What to Expect:

  • Please come early! Our new health-related protocols will slow the process of entering the church. Our goal is for all to be seated and begin the service promptly at 11:00 a.m.
  • Face masks are required. Please bring your own. Masks are not recommended for children 2 years of age and under.
  • Children must remain with their parent/guardian at all times.
  • All attendees must enter through the front doors of the church.
  • No-touch temperature checks will be conducted and hand sanitizer will be dispensed prior to entering the building.
  • Those who pass the health screening will receive a neon lapel sticker.
  • Ushers will escort attendees to their assigned seats within the sanctuary.
  • Bulletins will not be distributed.
  • A Tithe envelope and a Lamb’s Offering envelope will be given at the door. Envelopes should be deposited in a collection box upon exiting the building.
  •  Bibles and hymnals have been removed from the sanctuary.
  • Bathrooms will be limited to only one occupant at a time.
  • The drinking fountain will not be available. Please bring your own water.
  • Order of Service:
    • Welcome and Announcements
    • Invocation
    • Children’s program
    • Special Music
    • Worship in Prayer
    • Sermon
    • Benediction
  • To reduce risk, congregational hymns will not be sung.
  • Following the service, congregants will be dismissed by row and will exit through two sets of doors in the rear of the church. Those with mobility issues should remain seated until all others have exited, they may then exit through the front doors.
  • There will be no Sabbath School classes. All are encouraged to watch one of the Sabbath School presentations available through the various broadcast ministries of the church.
  • There will be no fellowship lunch.

 

Sanitation Guidelines:

  • At least 6 feet of social distancing must be maintained.
    • Please – NO hand shaking, hugs, elbow bumps, etc.
  • Face masks are required upon entering the queue for the health screening until exiting the church after the service.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • When communion services are held:
    • STRICT sanitation will be observed in preparing food and other items.
    • Individual disposable wine/bread packets will be used for the service.
    • Foot washing will be suspended, or only observed between those in the same household.