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Click HERE to RSVP for Sunday, November 2, 2020 in-person worship.

Welcome Back Veritas!

Veritas Church is planning re-opening for on-site worship on Sunday, November 15, 2020We will livestream our worship for those who want to continue to worship from home.

While it’s wonderful to gather together again in worship, we understand the importance of following recommended guidelines for mitigating risk associated with the spread of COVID-19. We believe that this is part of our calling to love one another, so we have put some safety measures into place that everyone will be required to follow when participating in on-site worship. Everyone is welcome, but seating is very limited, so reservations are required (see below). We are continuing to monitor developments with COVID-19 and are committed to following recommendations of local, state, and national officials. We will post updates.


What to expect

The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Because we will be doing temperature checks at the door, we ask that everyone arrive early so there is ample time to accomplish this. 

For this first phase of reopening, children are welcome, but we will not have childcare and the children’s building will not be open.

Parties (whether individuals who wish to sit alone, friends who desire to worship together, or families) will be seated at least 6 ft. apart in the sanctuary. Everyone is asked to keep a distance of 6ft from anyone who is not a member of their party throughout their time in the building. A greeter will lead you and your group to your seats.

Communion: Individually wrapped elements will be placed in the seats. When you RSVP for your group, please let us know how many you will need.

For the foreseeable future, we will not have a hospitality table.

Given special concerns around singing, we will sing a limited number of songs, in a soft voice, with face masks on. Those worshipping virtually will be able to participate in singing as usual.  

The service will be live-streamed for those who need to join virtually, and it will be recorded for viewing later. 

Requirements during your visit

Let’s love each other well.  

Jesus calls us to love each other, and one way in which we do that is to care for each other’s needs as we would our own. In this spirit, we ask that everyone who participates in on-site worship abide by these guidelines not only to protect themselves but to protect others also. 

           
Stay home if you are sick.

If you have a fever of 100 F or greater or are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home. We will be doing temperature checks for everyone who enters the building in an effort to mitigate this risk. 

Social distance at least 6 feet apart

While you are allowed to enter the building and sit together as a family or self-identified group, we ask that you remain 6 feet away from others at all times. 

Wear Face Masks

With the exception of the receiving of the Lord’s Supper, please wear a face mask at all times.

Please bring face masks for you and your party.

Adults and school-age children are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the building. 

Wash your hands frequently.

Bathrooms are equipped with filled soap dispensers and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the accessible spaces. We request that you use them frequently to keep your hands clean. 

Reservations

Reservations are required for on-site worship. Reservations will be opened via our church website homepage each Monday morning for the following Sunday. We will only be able to honor reservations made through this reservation system. If families or groups would like to sit together, only ONE person should make the reservation for the group. Indicate the number of seats required and the number of Communion (Lord’s Supper) packets you will need for your group. Once your reservation has been received, we will follow up to confirm with you.  If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please contact Liz and let her know so that we can make those spaces available to others who are on the waiting list.

Thank you.  We look forward to worshipping together with you again!

The men of Veritas meet via Zoom on a weekly basis. (Thursday nights) Contact Daniel DeWitt for more information.

The women of Veritas meet via Zoom on a weekly basis (Wednesday nights) Contact Debbie Slagle for more information.

As we are still practicing distancing for now, sermons are being recorded each week. Here is the record of sermons posted online:

Veritas Update: 5-29-2020

The Other Pandemic

Lay Down

Loving Well

Your Map of Reality

Your Ultimate Reality

Do I Really Want Justice for All?

Enduring Happiness

Stop Trying

Masterpiece

Shine

Karma: Not So Great

The Way

Cool is Overrated

We are continuing to worship online together Sunday mornings at 10:30AM. Make sure to follow Veritas Church on our Facebook Page in order to receive notifications of when we go live and when sermons are uploaded from Pastor David Slagle. If you would like to participate in Children’s Ministry Zoom Sunday School Classes, please contact Liz McKenzie.

Here are links to our most recent worship video and sermon:

“Good Grief” – Sermon from Pastor David Slagle

September 13 – by Worship Pastor Daniel DeWitt

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