July 19th Water Street Service

 We are back to our normal 10:15am service time at 1541 S. Water Street in Kent.  We are still asking that everyone RSVP through our app or email so that we can properly plan for social distancing and children’s ministry classes.
 
If you have children, you will want to enter through the main double doors.  School aged children will check-in at their classroom located in the basement.  Our Nursery and Pre-K children will check-in at their classrooms located on the second floor.
 
If you do not have children, we welcome you to come through either the main double doors or through the ramp door.  Just keep in mind that there may be a line of families trying to check in their children.

There will be several handicap spaces marked with cones near the building for those in need.  We also have a wheelchair and walker available.
 
Please plan to maintain a 6’ distance from those around you (other than members of your immediate family). To maintain such spacing, we will continue to rope off every other row of pews in the sanctuary. In each row, please plan to leave two empty spaces between your family and unrelated persons. There will not be any need to tear down any equipment after the service is concluded, and we encourage you to use that time as an opportunity to fellowship and reconnect with one another. However, we simply ask that everyone be mindful of the 6’ social distancing requirement.  Let’s be careful to avoid crowding the foyer or any aisles, hallways or doorways.

Wearing a face mask is now a requirement of the City of Kent.  We understand that this is an adjustment for some, and we acknowledge that there are differing opinions. However, we do want to abide by city mandates so that we can continue to meet as a family.

Our unity must begin and end with Christ's work on the Cross on our behalf. Let's be careful not to become divisive concerning social or political points of view. Let's model for those around us the attractiveness of a Christ-centered community. (Titus 2:10)
 
For clarity, please review the following:


REQUIREMENTS:

·      Wearing a mask while in the building and when you are unable to maintain proper social distancing is now required by the City of Kent. Disposable face masks will be available.
·       Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times.
·       Objectively assess the health of yourself and your family members prior to attending.
·       Stay at home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or in the last 72 hours you have experienced (or have come into contact with anyone experiencing) any of the following symptoms: Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, chills, muscle pain, nausea, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, shaking or tremors, or new loss or taste or smell.
 
 
RECOMMENDATIONS:
 
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
·       Reasonably limit your time inside the building. Enjoy fellowship outdoors, and/or avoid congregating in tight clusters.
·       Be careful not to crowd the foyer or any aisles, hallways or doorways.
·       Cough / sneeze in your arm.
·       Frequently wash hands with soap & water, and/or use hand sanitizer.

Other precautions being taken by Bridge Bible Church:

·       Providing hand sanitizer in various locations inside the building.
·       Sanitizing high-touch surfaces before and after service.
·       Suspending coffee and donuts.
·       Directing foot traffic in and out of the church building to help maintain social distancing.
·       Having a single “offering box” instead of passing offering baskets.
·       Providing weekly bulletin online in the BBC app, and on-screen during the worship service.
·       Continuing to make available a recorded weekly on-line worship service.
·       If our attendance approaches the point of exceeding building occupancy limits in light of the State’s social distancing requirements, we will explore adding a second service at an alternate time.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Bridge Leadership