COVID-19 UPDATE
A RE-OPENING MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Updated: September 1, 2020

To our Lighthouse Church Family,

     We just want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate all of your support, prayers, and patience during this unprecedented time.

     Little did we know how long this process would take when we put a hold on our in-person Sunday services, children’s programs, and Bible study groups back in March. As you can imagine, the task of reopening our church for Sunday worship has taken a lot more consideration than closing things down for a while.

     As we all know, Schuylkill County has been in the “green phase” for quite sometime now and our church leadership team has been fervently praying and having numerous conversations as we look at the best way to re-open our church and minister to you all. In considering the recommendations from Governor Wolf and the CDC as well as observing other sister churches, it is decided that we would cautiously reopen our church building for in-person worship services. This now means that The Lighthouse Church is now open to whoever wants to come in person on Sundays at 9 AM at their own risk and in adherence to TLC’s safety guidelines, listed below.

     We want to assure you that we are taking all of the necessary safety precautions to ensure that, if you decide to come, your physical health is a top priority. Masks will be worn (while moving about the church), hand sanitizer will be provided, social distancing will be in place, a waiver form will be distributed, and at this time neither the children’s ministry nor nursery will be open. For more details on the safety enhancements we’re making, please reference our safety precautions listed below.

     If you or your family feel unready right now to join us in person, please know that we both understand and respect your decision. Please do what you believe is best for you and your loved ones. Our heart is to have all of you connect with God and draw closer to Him during our services, whether that be in person or online! That being said, our online streaming will still go on as normal. Tune into our church website, YouTube channel or Facebook page on Sundays at 9 AM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us! We are always here for you!

 

In Christ,

The Lighthouse Church Leadership Team
ENHANCED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Updated: September 1, 2020

  • The Front door is the only access in. To reduce touching doors, there will be one staff/volunteer assigned to opening the door. All other doors will not be used unless there is an emergency.
  • The use of MASKS is highly RECOMMENDED for anyone over the age of two (2). Please bring your own mask. The only time an attender should remove mask is when sitting during service. There will also be disposable masks available for those who would like one.
  • We highly recommend NO physical contact. This includes but is not limited to hugging, handshakes, fist bumps and elbow bumps.
  • Respect others by using social distancing. Attendees are highly encouraged to sit every other row to keep the 6-foot rule of social distancing. If a row needs to be shared, please leave four seats or more between you and the other person. Direct family and households may sit together.
  • We will NOT be passing the offering plate. All tithes and offerings can be placed in a drop box in the back of the sanctuary or by utilizing our online giving platform.
  • There will be NO time of greeting.
  • There will be NO bulletin handed out.
  • There will be NO communion during this time.
  • There will be NO refreshments or fellowship before or after service
  • There is NO Children’s Ministry or Nursery – All children must stay with their parent/guardian.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in both the lobby and sanctuary.
  • All attenders will be asked to sign a one time waiver when entering the building. Click here to view a copy of the waiver.
  • If you have any signs of sickness, do not attend the service in-person. Please remain home and take advantage of our multiple platforms to watch online.