BEGINNING JUNE 14th: Kerman Covenant Guidelines for Public Worship Services
1) We will resume in-person worship services on Sunday, June 14.
• We will have one service at 10:00 a.m.
• The service will be shorter: 60 minutes in length.
• We will enter through the patio entrance instead of the foyer.
• We will take a photo of each service for attendance.
• Offerings may be placed in the basket as you enter/exit through the patio doors.
• Bulletins will be available online and at the greeter’s table.
2) We ask everyone to be responsible for themselves and their families.
• If your health is compromised, please stay home.
• If you or anyone in your family is sick, please stay home.
• If you or anyone in your family has been exposed to someone who has the virus, please stay home for 14 days.
• Take your own temperature and monitor your own health before coming to worship.
• Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet at all times, and avoid handshakes and hugs for the time being.
• Chairs will be set up in clusters of 2, 3, 4, and 5, with a six-foot social distance spacing in between.
3) During the service, there will be NO nursery, children’s church, Bible study hour, or planned fellowship time (refreshments) before or after the services.
4) Wearing a face mask/cover is required. Extra face masks will be available for anyone who may need one.
5) Restrooms will be sanitized before, during, and after service.
6) At the close of the service, we will all exit through the patio doors, beginning with the back rows closest to the doors. Ushers will excuse people by sections.
Dear KCC Family,
I want to give you a brief update on what’s happening with KCC in relation to our in-person worship service for the next two weeks or so. You may have heard about the governor’s recent ban on in-person singing in churches due to the increased breath and respiratory droplets that are projected when we sing.
Under normal circumstances, let’s be clear: the governor has no authority to tell us how we can worship our God. However: our circumstances are not normal, and I believe giving up congregational singing in the church building for a period of time is warranted for the sake of protecting others. Like you, I feel this sacrifice deeply. But I strongly believe that pausing on congregational singing, for the time being, is a way to fulfill both the first and second greatest commandments: to love God and to love our neighbor.
With the Covid-19 situation worsening in Fresno County, I believe we can love and praise God by giving up something otherwise valuable to us for the health and safety of our brothers and sisters in our worship center and community.
While circumstances may require us to give up something as foundational to us as worship-in-song for the time being, I encourage you to cultivate an attitude of worship that seeks ways forward, both spiritually and emotionally. We are the people of God in Jesus Christ, who died and rose again! We are given the Holy Spirit so that we may live powerfully, whether we meet online or in-person. Let us redeem this time by seeking God, studying the Bible, stretching our prayer life, and renewing the ties that bind us together as the Body of Christ. The enemy may harass and discourage us, but he cannot overcome Jesus Christ, who is in us by faith. So, let us keep living-out our faith in Jesus, showing and sharing His love with our friends and neighbors.
Brothers and sisters, I am praying for you and thanking God for you in these difficult days. May the God of peace who, through the blood of the eternal covenant that brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.