Re-Opening Guidelines and Procedures

The past year has been difficult for us all as we have had to make adjustments to our service format in response to the pandemic. Though Michigan is currently experiencing another surge, there is general confidence that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, which makes it possible to ease some of our restrictions. Toward that end, we are making the following changes to our Sunday morning schedule and guidelines, beginning April 25th. While we cannot guarantee protection from the transmission of Covid-19, the following guidelines have been established for our gatherings. We also recognize that it is impossible to establish procedures that are satisfactory to everyone. Whether you agree or not, please follow these procedures in a spirit of Christian charity.

Sunday Schedule (starting April 25th):

8:00 – 8:50 am – Abbreviated Covid-strict service in the Sanctuary

9:00 -10:00am – Sunday School – Pastor Jon’s class will be in the Multi-purpose room upstairs – Pastor Brian’s class will be via zoom

10:00 – 10:30am – Fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall (Masks Optional)

10:30 – 11:45am – Combined service in the Sanctuary – The NE corner of the Sanctuary will be designated as “Masks Required” – The remainder of the Sanctuary will be designated as “Masks Optional”

  • Masks will not be required in the Narthex
  • Those who need to be cautious will be dismissed from service first
  • Please use the Narthex as a passageway and plan to visit after service either in the Fellowship Hall or outside
  • When choosing a seat, please allow for 6 feet between family groups
  • If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 after attending a service, please notify the church office
  • If you or someone you have been in close contact with is diagnosed with Covid-19, please follow the CDC guidelines to determine when to return to church
  • Please ask permission before giving hugs or handshakes
  • Be honest about what level of physical interaction you are comfortable with
  • A Prayer Card Station is available in the Narthex for submitting prayer requests
  • Donation boxes are available in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall for those who want to bring their tithe to the church

Seating Schedule:

April 18

  • Sanctuary Facemasks Optional
  • Fellowship Hall Facemasks Required

April 25 (New Schedule Starts)

  • Main Sanctuary Facemasks Optional
  • North East Sanctuary Facemasks Required

June 2

  • Main Sanctuary Facemasks Optional
  • North East Sanctuary Facemasks Required

June 9

  • Main Sanctuary Facemasks Optional
  • North East Sanctuary Facemasks Required

Live-stream:

  • Our services will continue to be livestream
  • Those who are able we encourage to attend in-person services

Troy Christian Chapel
400 E. Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48085
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Phone: (248) 689-2046

Email: staff@troychapel.org

Sundays
Sunday School - 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays
Worship & Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.
Children - 7:00 p,m,