BBCC's current COVID-19 precautions
Though the current pandemic has made many things more complicated, we continue to press on in our mission to know Jesus, become like Jesus, and share Jesus. Because of our love for each other and our concern for each other’s well-being, we are taking a number of precautions and providing a variety of ways for people to join us in worship. We are keeping this page up-to-date with our current procedures so you can know the various ways you can worship with us and what to expect if you come.
Options for worship:
1. Attend in person
The worship service starts around 10:30 on Sunday morning. When you arrive, someone will be by the main entrance to open the door for you and give you hand sanitizer. As a way of showing love and concern for one another, and out of respect for the government mandate, we are asking everyone to wear a face mask while inside the church building unless they are under 2 years of age, medically exempt, or are seated in one of the overflow rooms where they can fully maintain more than 6 feet of separation from people of other households. We have some extra face masks available at the main entrance for those who need one. We are especially asking all who wish to sit in the sanctuary to keep a face mask on over their nose and mouth at all times since we cannot ensure a full 6 feet of separation in the sanctuary due to the layout of the sanctuary. If you wish to take your mask off, we request that you sit in one of the overflow areas more than 6 feet from anyone of another household. Those on stage will generally take their masks off on stage since much more than 6 feet of separation can be maintained between the stage and the seating.
Since we are asking everyone to do their best to keep at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and people of other households, we are encouraging everyone to find a seat quickly and avoid congregating in the hallways or open areas of the church. We will have a section of the parking lot marked off with cones which will serve as our fellowship area for those who desire to stand around and talk with others either before or after the worship service.
There will be an usher near the main entrance who will be available to answer your questions and direct you to whichever room you prefer to sit in. In the sanctuary, every other pew is taped off. If you prefer not to sit in the sanctuary, or if we run out of room in the sanctuary, we have two other overflow seating areas in the church that are equipped with live video and sound, and some choose to sit in one of those rooms so they have plenty of room to spread out and maintain a large amount of social distancing at all times. One of the overflow rooms is designed to be a family-friendly area, and it has a number of tables set up with paper, coloring supplies, Bible story books, and other children’s materials, and there’s an outside door which provides easy access from that room to the playground outside.
We have generally stopped providing food or drinks on Sunday mornings, though you are welcome to bring your own from home if you’d like. We have communion on the first Sunday of each month, but it is handed to people as they arrive in a sanitary way in pre-packaged containers. We also do not pass offering baskets or hand out any materials. Instead, our bulletins are now only available online on our e-bulletin page. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available in multiple locations throughout the building. We have men’s and women’s restrooms available on both floors, but since we cannot ensure that they are sanitized between users, we recommend that people avoid using them if they are able to do so.
2. Participate live online
If you don’t feel safe coming to the worship service in person, we still have you covered! Our worship services are live streamed on YouTube starting around 10:30 each Sunday morning. You will find a link to the live stream on our sermons page.
3. Watch or listen to the service later
If 10:30 am on Sunday doesn’t work for you, you can still catch the entire worship service later when it fits your schedule. After the live stream is complete, the video recording will be available on our YouTube channel, but you can easily access the recording by simply clicking the link our sermons page and clicking on the link to the video.
If you prefer to only listen to an audio recording of the sermon, they are usually uploaded to the sermons page by Monday afternoon. If you prefer to download the audio recordings to your personal device, or if you want to hear other sermons from longer ago, you can do that though our sermon archive in DropBox.
Other ways to get involved:
Besides our worship services, we have a number of other ways to get involved, including Bible studies and small groups. For up-to-date information about what else is going on at BBCC, check out our e-bulletin. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions you may have!