COVID-19

Sunday morning 10:30am Worship
in person at 1545 1st Street, Lincoln, CA
or online at https://FSCC.Online.Church

Updated May 2021

The Supreme Court has now ruled that California must allow Places of Worship to be open without any location or capacity limits.   They have also ruled that singing in Worship services cannot be banned.
We are still working on clarification of issues around having children's ministry separate from the parents of the children.  In the meantime, we have "busy bags" with Bible activity sheets available for the children in the Worship Center.

 

We have installed an Air and Surface Pro with ActivePure technology in the Worship Center.
This unit is certified as a Class II Medical Device which continuously elliminates all viruses and germs from the air every few minutes and on the surfaces within a few hours.  We plan to implement the same device to cover all our class rooms, offices, and Fellowship Hall spaces in the near future.

Please note that masks and social distancing for COVID-19 vaccinated people are now optional.

To read full details of our implementation plan click on Implementation Plan PDF

Go to our Family Friendly Media page for links to resources to use anytime including Church at Home for Kids.

When we come to the church facilities:  

We expect the California Department of Health guidelines will be in effect for a while; please assist us in doing the following.

Say hello with a smile and a wave. We are asked not to shake hands or hug for a while longer.  We have stickers for you that say "There is a SMILE under this mask".

Wash your hands thoroughly including under fingernails, between fingers and the back of your hands. Good old soap and water is the best way to kill this new virus and all the existing viruses and germs. We have seven sinks spread across five restrooms so we should all be able to do this. Getting tired of counting to 20 while applying soap? Trying saying the Lord’s Prayer or singing Jesus Loves Me !

Hand Sanitizer  is available at the entrance to the Worship Center.

Wearing a mask or other covering of your nose and mouth is no longer required if you are vaccinated for COVID-19 particularly when you are in the Worship Center (where the air is continuously cleaned) or outside.    (Mine protects you.  Yours protects me.)
Children under two should NOT wear a mask. 
There are extra masks available as you arrive in the foyer if you need one.  

Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes or wipe eyes. There are extra ones on the Info Center table at the back of the Worship Center if needed. NOTE: Not everyone who coughs or sneezes is sick. Allergies are more rampant than viruses!

Implement “social distancing” if not vaccinated and around others who are not part of your household.

Please fellowship outside when possible until it is nearing time for the service to start.  The TV in foyer will be showing the "countdown" to the start of the service when it is 3 to 5 minutes before the start. 

Chairs are spaced out to allow social distancing when needed.  (Note:  the open area in the center near the front is to prevent the camera view for the live streaming from being blocked when people stand.  Please do not move chairs there if there are open seats elsewhere.) 

Bulletins will be placed on the chairs for a while longer.  Eventually we will go back to having the available to pick up at the Worship Center doors to ensure everyone who wants one will have it.

When talking stay at least 6' distance away from each other and more if you or the other person is unable to wear a mask.

After the service, you will be able to stay in the Worship Center to continue talking, or go out in the courtyard (risk is reduced in sunlight).  Suggestion:  bring your umbrella - for shade until we can get more permanent shade implemented. 

Additional things we are doing:

The church is cleaned late Friday night each week (after Centro de Alabanza Siloe meets). Until we have additional ActivePure units installed, on Saturdays, a UV-C+Ozone light will be used to sanitize carpets, chairs, couches, etc., in areas not currently covered by an ActivePure system.  A disinfectant fogger will be used to sanitize after our Sunday worship and any other group gatherings which may occur in these areas as well.  

Please use towels (or provided Lysol wipes) when touching handles and any other surfaces in the restrooms.  

NOTE: As previously stated, soap and water is the best for killing viruses and germs. Other things you may use (hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes, and sprays) should have at least 60% isopropanol alcohol. Plan to use hand lotion between uses of these items as the alcohol will dry out your skin.

Changing how we serve the Lord's Supper:

When we celebrate the Lord's Supper together in person, we will place the "bread" in one cup and then stack the juice cup on top.  This will allow serving once and keeping everything separated for the participants.  The row spacing will allow the Deacons to serve each person without your having to pass the tray.

Changing how we receive your tithes and offerings:
The offering plates are placed beside the double doors between the foyer and the Worship Center.  
The ability to use mail, bank bill pay, or give online will continue to be available.

While staying home:

Please do stay home if you are ill (with anything) or have been exposed to someone who is ill within 4 days.

Please continue to join us online at https://FSCC.Online.Church and use the Connect link to let us know you are with us and how you are doing.  Join in the chat also if you can.

We will be live streaming the full Worship Service starting with the pre-service announcement loop while everyone is getting settled, and continuing with announcements after the service to allow you to continue to chat online.

If you are OK but need to stay at home, please let us know you are okay so we are not unduly concerned.

If you are sick, please let us know so we can pray for you and try to help if you have needs.

Join online meetings whenever you feel up to it.  If you are not receiving email or text notifications, please contact us.

You can still listen to the recording of the message under the Media top menu tab. We try to get it posted each week by Monday at the latest, and the central portion of the service will get posted on our FSCC Worship Replay channel on YouTube.

You can still give by mail, using your bank’s bill pay system or giving online at https://1ststreetcommunity.church/online-giving-options. Thank you for continuing to support the Lord’s work through our church!

Ways to keep in contact with us:

To let us know your status when absent, please use one of the following:

This will allow us to centralize status information.

You can always call your Deacons.

If you haven't received access to the church directory (either printed or online), please let us know.  We want you to talk to each other.
You may need to stay home, but don’t isolate yourself.

Continue to Show God’s Love & Tell His Story!

While others are panicking, we need to share the peace and joy found in walking with the Lord!

Be sure to pray for all the people impacted by school and business closures and the first responders and health care providers!

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27

We love you!

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