We are meeting in-person weekly at Regis High School! No RSVP required. Join us this Sunday!

REGATHERING PLAN

Updated 07/11/2021
Apostles Church Family,

We are now holding weekly in-person services at Regis High School! 
For our service we have a plan that meets or exceeds all recommendations from the CDC and New York State. You can read the full details below: 

WHAT WILL GATHERINGS BE LIKE?

  • Masks- Masks will be required for all attenders and volunteers during the beginning portion of the service, except children under 2, and anyone with a documented medical exemption. Masks may be removed during the sermon. 
  • On-site Screening – Upon arrival, each attender will have his or her temperature taken and asked about any COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone not cleared at screening will be asked to return home.
  • Distancing - Attenders will be asked to maintain 6 ft. of distance from people outside their household at all times in the building. During the service, households will be spaced 12 ft. apart to meet NYS protocols for indoor gatherings with singing, and masks will remain on during singing. Additionally, there will be directional signage throughout the space seeking to promote distancing.
  • Personal Greetings – As difficult as it will be, we ask you to please avoid shaking hands or hugging people outside your household. Instead, please just wave.
  • No Kids Ministry - There will not be in-person Kids Ministry, so children will remain with their families. As weather permits families with small children can utilize the courtyard during the service to free up some members of their household to continue worshipping if a little one needs a break. As restrictions lift across the city, we plan to gradually reintroduce Kids Ministry.
  • Communion - Communion will be offered in self-serve pre-packaged individual containers. One member from each household will be directed during the service to collect enough for their household before the congregation takes the elements together.
  • Capacity Restrictions - Restrooms, elevators and smaller common spaces will have posted capacity restriction signage in accordance with NYS protocols.
  • Ventilation – As long as weather permits, the auditorium doors to the courtyard will be open throughout the gathering.
  • Digital Giving – We will not be receiving physical checks or cash during the offering for the time being. Instead, please take advantage of our app or text to give options instead. And if anyone needs help at all related to giving a gift, they can ask a Connections Team member wearing a blue lanyard who will be glad to help.
  • Live-streaming – The service will continue to be live-streamed for all those unable or uncomfortable to gather in person.

Sanitation policies

  • Cleaning & Disinfection – We plan to adhere to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) and the Regis custodian plans to maintain cleaning logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning.
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations – Hand sanitizer will also be made available at stations at the entrance and exit, throughout the lobby, restrooms, and auditorium to encourage attendees to maintain hygiene.

free to choose

It is good for the saints to gather and it is our desire to make that possible even with unusual but temporary safety protocols aimed at honoring our authorities and loving our neighbors. Yet, we recognize not everyone may feel comfortable gathering yet and that's OK. Gathering in person is not a test of righteousness for any of us, so choose freely as God leads you. To accommodate whatever you choose, live-streaming will be provided for each indoor gathering so no one is prevented from worshipping.