Guidelines for Reopening Meridian Presbyterian Church
Updated June 10th, 2020
The following has been approved by the Meridian Presbyterian Church session in order to safely provide worship for
our church during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Worship will be Sunday mornings at 9 AM and 11 AM
– 50 people can reserve a spot in each service.
– Contact the church office by phone or email, first come first serve.
– There are no restrictions on signing up and you are free to schedule out for the summer.
– 11 AM service will be live streamed.
– 9 AM service will be traditional.
– Communion will be served throughout the month of June 14th and 21st. The elements will be prepackaged
and placed in the pews.

Safety Precautions for Sunday Mornings
– The nursery and JR Church will return on June 21st during the 11 AM service only.
– All doors to the church and sanctuary will be propped open to reduce points of contact.
– All people will be required to wear a mask when walking through the building, but not during worship.
– Hand sanitizer stations have been purchased and when they arrive will be placed throughout the
– Please refrain from using the bathrooms unless it is an emergency.
– There will be no fellowship time, greeters, handshaking, or coffee room.
– Offering plates will be by the entry doors if you would like to drop off your giving. We encourage
you to continue with online and mail in giving.
– Bulletins will be emailed out ahead of time. We will also have a scannable QR code for you to
get it on your device.
– Pews will be marked for use for each service time. Please use the designated open pews for your
time. Please do not sit in the closed pews.

Guidelines for all Other Church Activity
– We are reopening the church for normal activity for small groups and Bible studies.
– Your group is required to sanitize and clean the spaces that are used including wiping down
entry doors, room doors, chairs, and tables.
– Please, if possible, refrain from using the restrooms.
– Groups must be small enough to social distance (6 feet apart).
– Masks must be worn.

Please respect other people and use common sense when interacting within the church. God bless!