FACE MASKS REQUIRED

For the protection of all, we will require that everyone entering the building  wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the building, and practice 6-feet social distancing.

PHYSICAL CONTACT PROHIBITED

For the safety of all, physical contact with other congregants will not be allowed.  To assist with distancing in the sanctuary, we will have some pews roped off.

COVID-19 EXPOSURE / ILLNESS SYMPTOMS GUIDANCE

If you are not feeling well, or if you are in a vulnerable category for health reasons, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we urge you to continue viewing the online video services instead of coming into the church building.

WE RESPECT EVERYONE'S CHOICE

We respect everyone’s personal choices and circumstances as to when they are comfortable returning to worship. While we are following rigorous safety guidelines, we also understand that it is not in the best interest for some to return to public Services. Online Services will continue for all!

SUNDAY SERVICE HEALTH SCREENING GUIDELINES

When you attend the Sunday Service, you will notice these guidelines:

  • Greeters/ushers will greet you at the doors, ensure that all are wearing masks (ages 2+), and check that you have pre-registered.

  • Your temperature will be taken with touchless thermometers.  If your temperature reads 100.0° or over, it will not be safe for you to enter the building.

 

ENTRY AND EXIT DESIGNATIONS

  • Initially, Entry and Exit into the building will be limited to:

    • The door into the  middle area between the annex and the church

    • Exit out the main doors  

  • Please maintain social distancing protocol after the Service is over; keep space as people are leaving the pews

  • Your patience for exiting will be appreciated!

 

INDOOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  • To further reduce ‘the spread,’ the water fountain will not be running.

  • For your comfort, you may bring covered beverage containers into the sanctuary

  • We will have a limited supply of mini water bottles

  • Movement between pews will be suspended along with all physical contact during; communally, as the body of Christ, we’ll acknowledge each other in new ways!
    (Elbow bump or simply wave)

  • Families within the same home may sit together

  • There will be no Children’s Church

  • Please bring your own Bible and pen if you’d like to follow along or to make notes   

  • We will use both the nursery room and conference room for parents to take their children if necessary during the Service. The Service can be heard in those rooms; there will be a limited number of toys available. 

  • The church building will only be open for Services and essential staff hours at this point

  • If you need to come to the church for other reasons, please contact the Church Secretary to make arrangements.  
    *Note: the nurseries will not be staffed at this time

  • The offering will be expected to be given on-line prior to service if at all possible.  

    • If giving by check or cash please place it in an envelope and give upon arrival.  

    • If you need to give by debit/credit card it can be done prior to service as well at the church office. 

 

COMMUNION GUIDELINES

For Communion on November 29th, prepackaged single-serve elements will be available for each person (juice and wafer); instructions will be given.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL

  • Please feel confident that the church will be thoroughly cleaned and that we will continue to maintain a clean and safe environment for our congregation and visitors 

  • Please observe the inside signs that say “No Admittance:” to the chapel/basement area except for the men’s bathroom

Thank you for your prayers, support, and patience during this time and going forward. With great anticipation, we are looking forward to corporately worshipping together.  Your input is welcomed as we move through the reopening phases.
 

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The Altheimer Memorial Church Family is honored you have visited our website.  If you are ever in the Tacoma area, we invite you to come visit us at 1121 South Altheimer Street.  "Come with us and we will do you good!"

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253-572-6751

 

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1119 South Altheimer Street

Tacoma, WA 98405

 

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