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Sunday Morning Worship and Covid 19

What is the plan for onsite worship at King’s Cross this Fall?

  • King’s Cross resumes onsite worship services on Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 am.

Will we continue to stream the Sunday morning worship service?

  • Yes. Livestreaming and other types of online gatherings will continue to be important tools for keeping us connected and engaged with one another.
  • We believe that our church will be a mixture of onsite and online activities.

We plan to come to worship on Sunday. What should we expect?

  • While the things we love about King’s Cross services will continue our sound preaching, rich liturgy, theologically rich vibrant and robust music and prayer. Some things will be different.
  • Be aware and in compliance with the Covid 19 Guidelines listed below. In compliance with CDC guidelines and CY-Fair ISD, we ask that you verify that you have not experienced any of the following symptoms before entering the building. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, which may range from mild to severe, we encourage you to self-isolate and seek medical attention when appropriate.                             
  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • 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
  • Diarrhea

What has the church been doing to help us gather safely?

  • First, the school facility team has worked tirelessly to clean and sanitize the worship area and restrooms in preparation for your return. If you can walk on it, touch it, or sit on it, it has been sanitized and disinfected.
  • Second, The regathering team has worked diligently to set up protocols for cleaning and maintaining a safe environment for all of us. Going forward the team will continue to do everything necessary to assure a clean and safe environment.
  • Third, we have instituted health and temperature checks for all our Sunday Servant Team volunteers before they go on duty each Sunday. 
  • Fourth, hand sanitizer stations are now available when you enter and exit the worship area . The restrooms are doorless allowing you to wash your hands and then exit easily.
  • Finally, we have laid out an indoor traffic plan designed around one-way aisles, entrances, and exits to help you maintain a safe distance and avoid bunching as you come and go from worship service.

Walk me through a typical Sunday. How do things work?

  • Upon Arrival, you will walk towards the entrance door to be greeted, ask to verify you are safe to enter and then wait to be directed to your seats.
  • As you enter there will be the Nursery area to your left where you can drop off your kiddos and then to your right will be a table with two baskets one for your offering and the other filled with sealed communion elements for you to pick up on your way to your seats.
  • After the benediction, we ask that those who are helping to teardown wait until we have allowed those heading to fellowship outside have exited the building.
  • By the exit doors there will be a hand sanitizer station, and trash receptacle for you to throw away your used communion cups before leaving the building.
  • Once you have left the building, you are free (and encouraged) to fellowship all you want in the open air!

Where will I put my offering?

  • As always you can place your offering in the basket we normally provide or you can continue or begin to give by mail, scheduled giving through your bank, or online via the Giving page of the church website.

How will we celebrate the Lord’s Supper?

  • In the beginning, we will practice contactless communion using prepackaged communion sets containing both the bread and the juice. 
  • Worshipers will need to pick up enough sets for all communicants in their family from the basket as they enter the worship area for the service.

Will we have King’s Tots and King’s Kids on Sunday mornings?

  • We will begin with King’s Tots nursery for kids 4 and under.
  • We are prayerful that if things move forward well that we will be able to once again provide King’s Kids Worship for our K - 3 grade.
  • In the meantime we are shortening the service and providing additional worship resources to accommodate the children as they stay with their families.

What are the Covid Guidelines For Children attending King Tot’s?

  • Adults: hands sanitized upon entry into building
  • Childrens hands sanitized upon entry into and exiting children’s area
  • Parent(s) to drop off child(ren) at entry doors to nursery/toddler areas. Parent not permitted inside children’s areas unless designated as volunteer. 
  • All touched surfaces will be sanitized prior to children arriving, during and after time in children’s areas. 
  • Only hard surfaces that can be sanitized will remain in the children’s areas. 
  • Any item brought into Children’s areas (diaper bags, cups, bottles, etc) will be immediately sanitized by caregiver or volunteer. 
  • All caregivers and volunteers are required to wear masks and gloves for the duration of time in the children’s areas. 
  • In addition to adhering to King’s Cross Children’s wellness policy (found in Children’s Ministry Handbook) and in compliance with CDC guidelines, we ask that any child experiencing the following symptoms (which may range in mild to severe in nature) related to 
  • COVID-19, remain at home and seek medical attention when appropriate:

Fever of 100°F and/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

Diarrhea

-If a caregiver or child tests positive for COVID-19 we would ask that individual/family to refrain from attending King’s Cross services for 14 days from date of positive test and until symptom free. 

-A contactless thermometer will be available for use at the Children’s check in table.