Outdoor Service Procedures

Family Children’s Worship meets during the 11:00 Outdoor Service in the “All Souls Backyard.” Each family must have an adult present. Only one leader will be present; adults are essential to safety while we worship.

Gathering outdoors for worship gives us a lower risk option for gathering, but we’ll still have some restrictions in order to be sure that we are being careful to limit any potential spread of COVID. To keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, we will follow these procedures for outdoor services:

before:

  • If you have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or have recently been in contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, please stay home!
  • If you have experienced any of these symptoms in the past 2 weeks, please stay home:
    • fever or chills,
    • cough,
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
    • fatigue,
    • muscle or body aches,
    • headache,
    • new loss of taste or smell,
    • sore throat,
    • congestion or runny nose,
    • nausea or vomiting, or
    • diarrhea.
  • If you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19, please stay home for your own safety.

during:

  • Every attendee must still wear a face covering, even though we’ll be outside.
  • In an abundance of caution, social distancing will be expected outdoors, even in masks.
  • We are unable to offer Nursery at this time.
  • Household groupings can sit together on blankets or chairs that they bring, spaced out across the lawn in front of the church.
  • We encourage attendees to follow along with the service on a phone or tablet. We are printing and distributing as few bulletins as possible.
  • Please sing quietly, attempting to not project toward your neighbors.
  • Parents are responsible for helping their kids help others stay safe.
  • Bathrooms will be available for emergencies only, and single occupancy only. Please plan ahead!
  • The Undercroft is open for bathroom use, banner stitching, selecting library books, and small meetings. Please supervise children downstairs; in this season, we don’t have anyone straightening the space.

after:

  • If you attend a service and subsequently discover COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know (info@allsouls.com) so we can keep our community informed.