Church Re-Opening Update #4 教會重啟更新

Much of our focus with regard to re-opening has been on the Sunday worship service. However, there are additional elements to consider. Re-opening also includes the church office, weekday programs, and other ministries. As a church we are progressing in those areas as well. For example, the church office has been open on a limited basis since Monday, June 8th and we would like to describe our present arrangement.

Question: What is the present arrangement for the church office and what can I expect if I visit?

The office is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to Noon. A secretary and two staff members are on site to answer phones or help with specific needs. The most common reasons that members presently visit the church is to pick up a devotional or drop-off offering. On some occasions, members may make an appointment to meet with a pastor on site.

Here is what you might expect:

  • Please use the Woodward Ave. entrance. The buzzer will indicate to the office that you have arrived.
  • Come prepared with a facial covering and observe physical distancing.
  • Most interaction will take place in the Woodward lobby; access to the rest of the building is limited.

Staff members are required to follow office procedures. This includes taking a temperature before entering the building. Some volunteers may begin to return by arrangement for tasks that can only be completed at the church. In such cases, volunteers are required to comply with employee procedures as well. We hope that these measures will promote health and mitigate the risk of infection.

These are our temporary arrangements. We miss our vibrant, personal interactions and the sounds of activity throughout the building. Please join us in praying for the health of our surrounding community and the future time when we can fully return to the building and interact with one another.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,截至目前為止, 教會發布有關重啟的更新大都與主日崇拜有關。當然,除了主日崇拜之外,還有許多的地方需要列入考慮及策劃之內,包括教會辦公室,週間聚會及聚集以及其他事項,我們也已開始做相關準備。例如,自6月8日起,教會辦公室已開始作限時限點開放。在這次的更新中,我們將較詳細地解釋教會辦公室目前的作業規劃。

問題:教會辦公室目前是以何種形式向會眾開放,當我去教會辦公室時,我該如何預備?

教會辦公室目前每週一至週六早晨9時到中午對外開放三小時。教會的一位秘書及兩位職員在此時段會在辦公室接聽電話,並為教會會友的所需提供幫助。教會會友最常見需要到教會辦公室的理由包括,拿取靈修材料或親自送奉獻。偶爾,有些會眾與某位牧師有約,在教會見面。

當您抵達教會時,您需要:

  • 使用Woodward Ave 的大門。請按門鈴讓秘書知道您造訪的理由
  • 請戴口罩,並保持身體距離
  • 絕大部分的時間,您只會在進門處短暫逗留,除非有特殊原因,教會其他部分地方目前仍對外關閉。

教會職員需遵循教會辦公室防疫程序,包括在進入教會建築前必須先量體溫。教會的一些志願者可在經過安排後,返回教會作必須在教會才能完成的事工。在這種情形下,志願者與教會員工一樣,必須遵守教會職員的防疫程序。我們切盼這些程序能夠使我們保持健康,減少被感染的機會。

上面所述是教會目前暫時的安排。我們想念與會友們的互動,以及教會各種的活動。請與我們一同向神祈求,保守我們周邊社區的健康,以及將來我們重返教會時,與弟兄姊妹們的團契。