On June 22, 2020, NJ Governor Murphy loosened restrictions to permit the limit for indoor gatherings at 25% of capacity, with a maximum of 100 people. As we welcome you back, we’ll continue to exercise caution in adherence to CDC guidelines and in accordance with local, state, and federal guidance.
Please read through the important changes we’ve implemented:
In-person Sunday worship will be on a first-come, first-served basis until government-mandated restrictions are lifted. To help us plan, we strongly encourage you to sign up in advance, and only for the upcoming Sunday (and not weeks in advance).
* Every Monday until Thursday at 5 pm, we’ll accept sign-ups for the upcoming Sunday. Please email admin@graceredeemer or call the church office (201-357-4216) with the names of those who plan to attend worship. If no one answers, leave a voicemail.
* The church office will then send you a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you don’t receive confirmation, please contact us again.
* Walk-ins are permitted on Sunday mornings, as long as we do not exceed capacity.
NOTE! Of utmost importance is your health and safety, as well as that of our entire church body. If you’re feeling unwell for any reason, but particularly if you exhibit any symptoms indicative of Covid-19, please stay home until you have fully recovered, and join us again when you’re well.
REQUIREMENTS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE:
FACE MASK POLICY: Face masks are required at all times. A mask will be given to you if you do not have one. Parents: if you have children ages 4 and under and they aren’t able to keep a mask on at all times, you’re still welcome to come. However, your children must remain by your side at all times. For your convenience, strollers will be permitted during worship. Childcare is not available.
NOTE! If you or a close family member has traveled abroad or to any of the states in the current NJ travel advisory, please do not attend GRC services until you have self-quarantined for at least 14 days or received a negative Covid-19 test.
CONTACT TRACING/TEMP CHECK: Upon entry, we’ll record your attendance and record your seat location via video and photos in order to facilitate contact tracing, should that be necessary. We’ll also offer a touchless temperature check.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others in attendance. While we’re a warm and welcoming church, kindly refrain from hugging one another or shaking hands, as we want to be in compliance of CDC guidelines and respectful of people’s comfort levels.
SEATING: Choose a clump of chairs that is the best match for the size of your party. (e.g. A family of 4 should sit in a clump that has 2 rows of 2 chairs. If a party of 2 sits in such an arrangement, 2 of those seats cannot be used by anyone else.) If the sanctuary seats fill up, overflow seating is available in the Fellowship Hall and in the Youth Room so that you can worship with other church members while remaining socially-distanced.
SANITIZING STATIONS: There are several hand sanitizing stations throughout the church. Please utilize them frequently. If you must use the restroom, we ask that you sanitize before entry and upon exiting.
MINIMIZE CONTACT: Paper bulletins and offering bags will not be distributed, so download the GRC mobile app in advance to access the bulletins, announcements, and giving options.
If you cannot join us in person, please know that we would still love for you to join us online, via our livestream.