Willow Brook Is Open to the General Public .
With an eye towards safety and the health of our congregation, Willow Brook Church will be open for worship on July 4 to the general public . If you are not able to attend in person we encourage you to join us for our online worship service.
Protocol for Attendance:
- The church will be utilized only up to 50% of the sanctuary’s capacity, and all social distancing guidelines for churches (7 feet apart) will apply (roughly 40-50 individuals).
- Overflow seating may be available in Paden Hall, following the same limitations as the sanctuary.
- All minors must sit with their household unit and must always stay with parents or guardians while on the church’s property.
- To facilitate social distancing, please enter the sanctuary through the center aisle filling the front pews first. When exiting, please use the side aisles and exit starting with the back pews first.
- There will be no offering collection, but offering receptacles will be placed at the back of the sanctuary for you to place your tithe and offerings in.
One adult Sabbath School will be conducted in the sanctuary following all social distancing guidelines outlined above. No other onsite Sabbath School space is allocated for use at this time. Alternate adult Sabbath School classes may continue on Zoom.
Children's Sabbath School will be conducted onsite with a Zoom option still available.
- All Sabbath School classes will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the worship service will begin at 11:10 a.m.
- The online worship service will continue as before, becoming available for viewing starting at 9:00 am Sabbath morning.
- Body temperatures will be checked before entering.
- A mask must be worn over the nose and mouth (if you do not have one, the church has a small supply and will provide one).
- Wash hands frequently (hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building).
- No physical contact with others who are not of the same household (no handshakes, hugs, etc.).
- No food for consumption or sharing on premises.
- Bring your own water bottle, as drinking fountains will be closed.
- Although our restrooms are open, attendees are encouraged to use the restrooms at their own home before arriving and to limit the use of the church’s restrooms to necessities.
- The church will be cleaned/sanitized between services.
- If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, you must stay home!
A Worldwide Church Family
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church wit
h approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Adventist Church operates 173 hospitals and sanitariums and more than 7,500 schools around the world. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) works within communities in more than 130 countries to provide community development and disaster relief.