outdoor service

As the pandemic continues, we've had to find creative ways to continue to worship corporately. In order to maintain social distance, we will be worshiping outside on our side lawn each Sunday at 9:30. We know that some people will still not feel comfortable, so the service will continue to be live streamed each week. 

  • While worship is outside, we will continue to practice at least 6ft of social distancing. Masks are not required, but encouraged when appropriate.
  • There are lots of differing opinions on the precautions we take for Covid-19. As we look forward to more of us being together, join us in reading Romans 14 and asking the Lord for wisdom in how we will practically respect and care for others worshiping.
  • The service will be live streamed if you aren't able or comfortable attending
  • Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets (sunscreen and water bottles are also recommended)
  • A seating area under tents will be provided for our senior citizens
  • Arrive a little before 9:30am to set up your spot before service begins
  • You can access a digital and printable worship folder on the sermons webpage

Rain plan

If it rains on a Sunday, we will have an indoor service (read about the precautions below). That indoor service will be limited to 150 people and you will need to register for a seat. Click below to register.


Note: We will make the rain decision on Saturday night by 6pm. If we move to a indoor plan, we will communicate via email, social media, and the Clemson Pres app. Included in those communications will be signups for an indoor service.

indoor service details

    The following changes have been made to keep everyone as reasonably safe as possible.

ARRIVAL:
  • Smaller services (150 people) with socially distant seating arrangements
  • Arrive early since seating will take a little longer (we recommend 15-20 minutes early)
  • Wear a mask (for those 10 and over), bringing your own is helpful, but we’ll have some on hand for you
  • Enter through the front door
  • An usher will seat you (show your registration either on your phone or on paper)
MODIFIED SERVICE:
  • Shorter service (approximately 50 minutes)
  • Less singing since the virus is transmitted through the air
  • No paper bulletins or hymnals
  • Offering plates will not be passed. Offering boxes are on the walls at exits.
  • Livestream of the service available

DISMISSAL:

  • The ushers will dismiss by rows

OTHER:

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the lobby
  • Nursery is not available.
  • Children’s Church and Sunday School classes will not meet
  • The Worship Center Lobby, coffee bar, and water fountains will be closed. You are welcome to bring your own water.
  • The restrooms are open, but only two people can use them at a time to allow for social distancing
  • Wash your hands and be careful about what you touch

SHOULD I STAY HOME?

*if any of the following are true for you, please stay home & worship with us via live stream* WATCH LIVE STREAM

  • If you, or anyone in your household, is sick or has recently been sick, even if it has been mild
  • If you have had close contact in the past 14 days with a person with known or suspected COVID-19
  • If you have a chronic medical condition that puts you at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19
  • If you are 65 years or older, your risk is significant and you should seriously consider whether to attend.

FAQs

Why are we being required to wear masks?

  Wearing a mask is a way to love and protect our neighbor - our brothers and sisters - from this pandemic. Several factors support this position. First, the primary way the virus is transmitted appears to be through the air and this transmission can occur despite social distancing if people are in a confined space for a length of time. (For example, a worship service, especially if there is singing.) A mask will significantly diminish this sort of spread.

  Also, it appears that at least one third of these infections are spread by people who have no symptoms. Some are recently infected and have not yet become sick and some who are infected never become sick and unwittingly continue to infect others. This is why we are wearing masks, even though they are inconvenient and uncomfortable, as are many other acts of love.


Why are we being asked to register?

  Registering in advance will help us arrange the worship center in such a way that social distancing can be maintained. Pre-registration will also help us to not exceed the recommended capacity of our facility.


What happens after the first 150 people register? Will they not be able to regather for worship?

  At this time, we can only have 150 people. Keeping the service smaller allows for better social distancing and other precautions.


Why aren't we offering Nursery or Teach Me to Worship?

  While we always encourage children of all ages to join us in corporate worship, for the time being it will be the only option. For the safety of our children and volunteers, children will need to remain with their families during this time. We look forward to phasing these programs back into our service time in the future.