LCC Response To
Liverpool Christian Church
Re-Open Strategy as of 4.30.2020
Allow me to present a scenario: For the sake of this scenario let’s assume that Governor Cuomo begins to re-open our state to worship gatherings on Friday May 15 as currently planned. If that happens, Phase 1 will begin.
Phase 1 (3-6 month plan):
We will continue to offer virtual worship ONLY for at least 2 weeks prior to physical attendance.
We will continue to offer Children’s and Youth Ministry meetings and materials online.
After the first 2 weeks:
We will begin to offer two worship times at 9:30 and 11:00 with limited and distanced seating.
We will continue provide virtual worship (Sunday morning / Children’s / Youth).
We will offer a shortened version (45-50 min) of worship at the LCC building.
We will offer an online system of “signing-up” to attend physically with limited and distanced seating.
We will clean affected areas between services (LCC may need your help providing, Lysol, Lysol wipes, etc).
We will encourage the use of face masks.
We will continue to encourage those with underlying health issues to worship virtually.
We will offer pre-packaged communion to take home.
We will allow individuals to bring their own coffee/snacks, etc.
We will encourage families with young children to worship virtually for 3 months.
Phases 2 & 3 are impossible to determine at this time, therefore staff and elders will discuss the next phase half way through the current phase.
These guidelines are an attempt to make plans in a rapidly changing environment. Therefore, we ask you for your prayer and patience while we seek wisdom from every possible source. In everything that we do we want to honor God and love people.
We will keep you updated on changes as we navigate through all this.
Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
Clean surfaces using soap and water.
Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include:
Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
For more tips visit the CDC
Current evidence indicates that the risk of severe illness increases with age. The highest risk group are those 80 years and older. People with underlying medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, and immunosuppression, are also likely at higher risk.
According to the Center for Disease Control, young children are among the least susceptible. However, they have a high capacity to carry and spread the virus without you knowing.
The best way to help stop the spread of the virus is to follow these common-sense guidelines:
1. STAY CLEAN.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use the elbow bump rather than handshake as a greeting. If you sneeze or cough, please use a tissue or handkerchief.
2. STAY HOME.
Unless you must work, go to the doctor, or get groceries
3. STAY CALM.
Constantly checking the headlines and worrying about getting sick can have the unintended effect of robbing you of sleep and driving up your stress. That makes you more vulnerable to illness, not to mention fear-driven hysteria. Let go of “anticipatory anxiety”.
4. STAY CONNECTED to LCC.
I encourage you to worship with us online, invite your friends, keep connecting with your groups, find ways to serve others, and give online.
We are aware that some of our more at risk family members may need to stay fully isolated. If that is the case and there are needs that we can assist with please fill out our form below.