MASK POLICY UPDATE

Face masks are strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in common areas of the GRC building.

Grace Kids and New Life Youth Ministry will mirror ALL NJ State public, private and parochial schools in requiring masks for all students, teachers/administrators and parents while in these areas and classrooms for those 4-years-old and above. Children 2 and 3-years-old are encouraged to wear a mask.

DETAILS:

In-Person Sunday Worship:


In-Person and Livestream services are every Sunday at 8:30 AM & 11:15 AM.
Past Services are available to view here.

Please read through the important changes we’ve implemented:

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.

GENERAL FACE MASK POLICY: Face masks are strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in common areas of the GRC building.

GRACE KIDS & YOUTH MASK POLICY: Grace Kids and New Life Youth Ministry will mirror ALL NJ State public, private and parochial schools in requiring masks for all students, teachers and parents while in these areas and classrooms for those 4-years-old and above. Children 2 and 3-years-old are encouraged to wear a mask.


SEATING: The Sanctuary seating is arranged in socially-distanced clusters. We will also continue to offer socially-distanced overflow seating in the Cornerstone Room and Fellowship Hall as well.

SANITIZING STATIONS: There are several hand sanitizing stations available throughout the church.

MINIMAL CONTACT: Paper announcement sheets are available when entering the Sanctuary, as well as connection cards in the seat back pockets. You may access the bulletin, announcements, and connection card through the GRC mobile app or via the links on the Livestream page.

If you cannot join us in person, please know that we would still love for you to join us online, via our livestream.

Precautionary/Cleaning Measures:

For the health and safety of all who walk through our doors, GRC is committed to enhanced safety and cleaning measures on an ongoing basis. These measures include, but are not limited to:

* A strict and intense, deep-cleaning schedule for all bathrooms, door handles, etc. using EPA-approved cleaning agents.
* UV-C germicidal lights which kill up to 99.9% of viruses including COVID-19 for the HVAC system.
* Sanitation of the sanctuary after service using an electrostatic fogging sanitizer.
* Touch-free hand sanitizing stations available throughout the church.
* Pre-packaged communion elements.
* Bathroom faucets with touchless sensors to turn on/off.

Community Care & Outreach:
  1. Diaconal Ministry: Our Diaconate is working to coordinate the care of those in our congregation who need various forms of assistance. Use this GRC Support Form to indicate your need OR your willingness to volunteer to meet that need. We thank you for your generosity in supporting the Mercy Fund which has received a significant infusion during this urgent time!
  2. GRC’s Food Pantry, Father’s Cupboard, is receiving donations of food and basic need items on a daily basis. Food distribution happens every two weeks and is helping to support those in our community. Find the current shopping list and more information here.

Grace Kids (Children’s Ministry):

UPDATE as of 9/1/21: We are excited to welcome all children back to in-person classes on September 12, 2021. To register your children and view all health and safety guidelines please click here. 

-Masks are mandatory for all children 4-years-old and above and for all volunteers, staff, teachers, assistants and parents while in Grace Kids classrooms and areas.  Masks are encouraged in nursery classrooms for children 2 and 3-years-old.

-Health Guidelines related to symptoms of infectious disease.

-Children and all volunteers and staff will receive a temperature check before entering the classroom.

-All children, staff, and volunteers must wash or sanitize their hands before entering the classroom.

-In PreK and above classrooms children will be spaced three feet apart.

-We will clean all high touch surfaces regularly.

-We will minimize the use of shared supplies.

Kingdom Prayer & Morning Devotionals:

Join Kingdom Prayer as we humbly bring our prayer and petitions to the Lord. They’re held every Sunday and Thursday evening, from 8 – 8:30 pm. No need to RSVP.

Join by video: meet.google.com/ziu-mpeh-jyo
Join by phone: +1-484-681-2272‬ (PIN: ‪412 424 587#)‬‬‬‬

Join our Morning Devotional, as Pastor Steve, Elder John Gregory and others lead us through the Psalms. They’re held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, from 7 – 7:30 am. No need to RSVP.

Join by video: meet.google.com/dwq-rtgn-wtb
Join by phone: +1-620-750-2265, (PIN 574 575 233#)

New Life (Youth Ministry):

Sunday School and New Life Friday is happening on a weekly basis. All Youth, teachers and parents will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status during classes and events. Find more info here.

Virtual Community (Facebook):

Please consider joining the GRC community’s private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GraceCommunityOnline/. This is a great place to encourage one another, share ideas, and stay informed about needs within our community.

Stay in touch with each other, caring for, and praying for one another. Use other means to stay connected and to support one another through prayer and encouragement, and in order to maintain a sense of community. Pay special attention to singles, to those who you know are sick, and to the elderly.

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