Guidelines For In-Person Services
Gainesville Church Phased Reopening Plan
As of April 8, 2021, the Church Board has agreed to start systematically easing some of the restrictions placed when we reopened. If you are not comfortable with these guidelines, please feel free to watch us online at gainesvilleadventist.org/live. These guidelines have been reviewed as of 8/23/2021 to ensure they are still up-to-date.
Our Phased Approach to Returning • Currently on Phase 5 as of 4/8/2021
Face Masks are Recommended in Common Areas
As part of our revised return guidelines, while face masks are not mandated, we do still recommend that face masks be worn in common areas (such as the hallways, restrooms, and classrooms) where social distancing may not be possible. We have made sure to place enough chairs in our sanctuary to allow you to spread out. Please be aware of attendees that wish to wear face masks during our services as they may prefer to keep their distance. We do offer colored wristbands in green/yellow/red to visually relay how comfortable you are with close contact with other people.
Social Distancing is Recommended
Where possible, we recommend that you limit physical contact with people that are not comfortable with it. Please be considerate of those that are wearing face masks and/or red or yellow wrist bands. Just because YOU may be OK with it doesn't mean the other person is OK with it. It's nothing personal, it is about everyone's personal preference.
If you have had 1st person exposure with someone or some place that is quarantining due to COVID-19 or another illness, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR IN-PERSON SERVICES. First person contact has been defined as being within 3 feet for a total duration of 15 minutes. If you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 48 hours, it is recommended that you do not come to church for at least 10 consecutive days following your last exposure. You are more than welcome to view our online services. We know that you may still be feeling well, but for the safety of our volunteers and attendees, please do not come if you have potentially been in contact with COVID-19. Thank you.
ADA Personal Listening Devices / FM Radio Signal Available
Since reinstalling the sound room after the fire, the AV booth had to remove some obsolete equipment. Those that need an amplified signal are encouraged to bring a personal FM radio with their own headphones and tune in to FM 97.9 to listen to the live signal. For those that do not have their own, a loaner radio can be requested from the AV team.
Offering / Giving
We will not be passing around offering plates but we will have a place for you to deposit your offering envelopes before or after the services. We would like to encourage those who have been using online giving to continue to do so. You can also give online at gainesvilleadventist.org/giving
Where Is The Bulletin / Program?
We no longer hand out paper bulletins as part our our normal greeting routine. Instead, the bulletin can be found online by scanning the QR code that you see around the church, clicking the photo below, or by going there directly at gainesvilleadventist.org/quicklinks