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University Carillon Relaunch Plan

Please keep in mind that our plans may update as we enter into new phases … and those will be communicated to you.

August 26, 2020 (updated)

At the beginning of this year, we had some incredible plans to further God’s Kingdom within our community. While our circumstances have changed, our mission has continued steadfast even stronger than we could have imagined. We’re noticing that the church that calls University Carillon home chooses to take on the opportunity over the obstacle.

As we begin to plan our return to in-person gatherings, our goal is to provide you with the info you need to make the decision of when to return to our campus. Our Relaunch Task Force has put together these phases and guidelines for the health and safety of our community. Please keep in mind that our plans may update as we enter into new phases … and those will be communicated to you.

We are thankful for you, and pray for you often.

Phase I

  • Weekend Online Worship Gatherings
  • Stay Connected Resources (Kids, Youth, and Adult devotionals and activities)
  • Small Groups via online
  • Community Pantry Drop Off (M-F, 9 AM–3 PM)

 

Phase II

  • June 6-7 Weekend Online Worship Gathering Time Changes (Sat 5 PM, Sun 8:45 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM) starting June 6-7
    • Time changes are necessary due to the new cleaning and sanitation protocols taking place between gatherings
  • Deep clean and sanitization of church campus
  • Relaunch Task Force implementing relaunch measures
    • Sanitizing areas at entry/exit points
    • Creating avenues of entries/exits for congregation’s return
    • Easy to read directional signage installed
    • New training of volunteers for congregation’s return
  • Kids Ministry: Virtual VBS (June 15–19)
  • Summer Camps have been reevaluated and reimagined (please check the website for current updates)

Phase III

We’re checking in with you and letting you know about some important info for our relaunch this weekend (June 20–21). And please know that as we plan and prep for our relaunch, things might change. You can always stay up to date by visiting our church website.

The way church will look when we relaunch will look a lot different, but we want to be clear with one thing: God doesn’t change, and our mission of being a community sent to help anyone and everyone become a follower of Jesus doesn’t either.

So as we open up our in-person gatherings, please feel no pressure to attend if you don’t yet feel comfortable.  Don’t worry … the relationships and family you’ve experienced and have at University Carillon are still here and strong. However, if you do, the way we go about our in-person worship gatherings will look different. Watch the video on this page.

  • June 20-21 Weekend Worship Gatherings anticipated restart for in-person participation
    • Online Worship Gatherings will continue indefinitely alongside in-person worship
    • Individuals and families in the at-risk categories are encouraged to stay home and participate online
  • Weekend Worship Gathering Guidelines
    • Depending on Government regulations, capacity may be limited
    • In the abundance of caution, and in deep consideration of our most vulnerable friends and members, we request that all worshippers wear masks during this initial start-up phase. Masks will be provided if you do not have one or forget yours at home. Masks will be worn by staff and volunteers.
    • Practicing of social distancing between guests
    • Offering will be accepted via offering boxes and online (bags will not be passed)
    • Weekend fellowship activities suspended until further notice (coffee, cookies, greeting time during service, congregating on the porch before/after service)
    • Holy Communion will be handled differently (individually packaged juice and wafers)
    • Kids Ministry and Child Care Classes will not be meeting
    • Youth Sunday School (Freestyle & Venture) will not be meeting
  • Designated areas of the church campus will be open for small groups to meet (must not exceed capacity regulations)
  • Summer Camps — both kids and youth—have been cancelled.
    • July 13–17: Sports Camp – cancelled
    • July 20–24: Converge – cancelled (click for more info)
    • July 20–24: Elementary Fun Camp – cancelled
    • August 3–7: Middle School Camp – cancelled (click for more info)

PHASE IV(current)

  • Weekend Worship Gatherings will continue (as well as online gatherings)
  • Wednesday Nights will meet in-person (as well as online) 6:45–8 PM
    • Wednesday Night Dinners are suspended until further notice
    • Child Care (6 weeks–PreK)
    • Kids Ministry* (K-5th grade) will have classes
    • MS EPIC* will meet in person & online
  • Kids Ministry* will resume weekend classes (Beginning September 5/6)
    • Child Care (6 weeks–PreK) available at all gatherings
    • Kids classes (up through 5th grade) available at 5 PM & 10 AM gatherings
  • Youth Ministry*
    • Youth Sunday School (Freestyle & Venture) will not be meeting. (more info at boredonsunday.com)
    • HS EPIC will meet Sundays in person & online (more info at boredonsunday.com)
  • Upward Soccer Fall 2020 Season will begin (find out more here: https://ucumc.net/event/upward-soccer/)
  • Designated areas of the church campus will be open for small groups to meet (must not exceed capacity regulations)
  • Church programming will be reevaluated and reimagined to comply with health and safety protocols (please check the website for current updates)

*Students are required to wear masks, and practice social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before all gatherings with a touch-free thermometer, and hand-sanitizing stations are available in all meeting spaces. Please honor these as a way of practically loving our community. You can find a full list of safety protocols here.

PHASE V (TBD)

  • Weekend Worship Gatherings will continue (as well as online gatherings)
  • Designated areas of the church campus will be open for small groups to meet (must not exceed capacity regulations)
  • Outside events are in the process of being planned
  • Church programming will be reevaluated and reimagined to comply with health and safety protocols (please check the website for current updates)