COVID-19

COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Regathering plan

WHY REGATHER?

Our mission is to lead people (multi-ethnic, multi- generational, mission- focused) in the growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  We believe in order to do this as God has called us, we must we regather.

HOW WILL WE REGATHER?​

We will do our best to regather as carefully as possible in order to maintain safety.  Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to regathering:

How will we control the number of people who are in the gathering area?

We plan to offer an online registration system which will allow us to monitor and regulate the number of service attendees who will worship with us in our Worship Center.  This should enable us to stay within the suggested social distance guidelines.

What entrance should I use when I arrive for Sunday Worship?

We will have the main sanctuary doors propped open for you.  As of now, all other doors will be closed and locked.  Our hope is that you don’t have to touch a door handle while you are at church!

Will restrooms be available?

Restrooms will be available in the lobby.  Signs will indicate the maximum restroom occupancy will not be more than four persons at a time.

WHAT WILL BE OFFERED ON SUNDAY MORNINGS?

We will begin with having condensed versions of our current services (8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am).  These services will be condensed in order to provide time for thorough cleaning between services.

What safety measures can I expect to see on Sunday mornings?

We are committed to providing an environment that fully complies with the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health.  To do this, we will modify our services to create a touchless worship experience.  Our desire is to help keep you and your family healthy and safe.

Our plan involves having all main doors propped open, ample hand sanitizing stations, scheduled sanitizing of meeting areas/restrooms, organized seating and dismissal procedures, and a number of volunteers whose aim is to assist in ensuring a safe and enriching worship experience.

What cleaning and precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of everyone?

We plan to remove all communal items from our sanctuary (no bulletins, hymnals, Bibles, pens, or offering envelopes).  We will sanitize all restrooms, door handles, and other hand-contact surfaces.  We will offer hand sanitizer stations at both the entrance and exit of the building.  We will continue to mail, email, and provide digital content to  do our best to keep one another informed.

What safety measures can I expect to see on Sunday mornings?

We are committed to providing an environment that fully complies with the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health.  To do this, we will modify our services to create a touchless worship experience.  Our desire is to help keep you and your family healthy and safe.

Our plan involves having all main doors propped open, ample hand sanitizing stations, scheduled sanitizing of meeting areas/restrooms, organized seating and dismissal procedures, and a number of volunteers whose aim is to assist in ensuring a safe and enriching worship experience.

What cleaning and precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of everyone?

We plan to remove all communal items from our sanctuary (no bulletins, hymnals, Bibles, pens, or offering envelopes).  We will sanitize all restrooms, door handles, and other hand-contact surfaces.  We will offer hand sanitizer stations at both the entrance and exit of the building.  We will continue to mail, email, and provide digital content to  do our best to keep one another informed.

How should we greet one-another?

While in the past a friendly handshake or hug may have been the norm in greeting one another, a socially-distant smile (behind a mask), a warm hello, and a happy waive will need to suffice for the time being.

Are facemasks required to be worn when in the church building?

In accordance with the Virginia Executive Order Number 63, facemasks will be required while inside our church buildings for those 10 years old and older.  People on stage are not currently required to wear a facemask.

Will there be congregational singing and worship?

Yes, our plan is to offer a full service to include congregational singing.  However, we also plan to stream our service into The Warehouse for those who may be nervous about being in a room where singing is taking place.

Will online services continue to be offered?

Yes, we plan to continue to offer services on our website at 8:15AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PM, 7:00PM, and 9:00PM.  We will also go live on Facebook, Sundays at 9:30AM

When do you anticipate restarting nursery, children’s ministry, student ministry, growth groups, etc?

While many of our growth groups continue to meet online, the Pastors will be evaluating the viability and timing of restarting all of our individual ministries on the campus.  We will have no alternative programming (besides the Sunday service) for the time being.

What about our summer events?

All summer programming has been postponed until further notice.  This includes all VBS activities as well as all camp activities.

Is the church open to the public during the week?

While the staff will be working on campus, all CBC buildings will be closed to the public.

Please phone 703-560-3109 ext 101 to make an appointment to meet with a specific staff member on our campus or directly contact the staff member.

How do I know if I should worship from home?

Continuing to worship from home is suggested for those in the congregation who may be over the age of 65, immune-compromised, ill or otherwise concerned about exposure.  A full worship service will be broadcast online each week.

What should I do if I discover someone attended with COVID-19?

Please call the office at 703-560-3109 ext 101 if you believe this to be the case.

We will do our best to regather as carefully as possible in order to maintain safety.  Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to regathering: