In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, Mayor Lumumba has issued an executive order stating that “any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain at least six feet of social distancing.”
During this service only, a Children’s Church for age 3 - kindergarten and nursery will be available (see Children's Ministry Update below).
For the present,
Sunday School will not meet, and
Sunday Night worship will not gather.
For the Safety of our Community:
Covenant’s campus is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized during the week. Surfaces will be sanitized in between services as well. Please arrive no earlier than ten minutes prior to your service so that areas can be properly cleaned.
If you have shown symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed in the past 14 days, or travelled out of the country in the past 14 days, please do not attend worship.
All staff and volunteers will have their temperature checked when they arrive.
If you are in the “at risk” category, have small children, or are not yet comfortable meeting in a group and decide not to attend at this time, we will miss you. Please know Covenant’s online worship will be available in the weeks and months ahead.
Please wear face coverings. If you are need, they will be available upon your arrival.
Maintain social distancing.
- When possible, doors and windows will remain open.
Only every third pew will be available for seating. Different pews will be used for each service. Please sit on one end of the pew with your family.
If the ends of every third row become full, the sanctuary is full. Overflow will be directed to the Fellowship Hall or the subsequent service.
When dismissed from the service, we ask that you not stop to visit outside the sanctuary and allow those who wish to avoid groups of people to do so.
3. Online Worship Service will continue to be posted on Covenant’s website (www.covenantpresjackson.org) even when worship resumes in our building.
This weekly order of worship and sermon will continue online. Each of these 'online bulletins' includes scripture, a video sermon, music, and Children's Bulletins.
Children's Ministry Update
Children’s Church will be offered as an option during the 9:30am service for children ages three through rising Kindergarten and nursery. Weather permitting, the entirety of Children’s Church will be spent outside. We will read, sing, pray, and play. In an effort to prevent contamination, we will not offer a snack but will have water bottles for each child and volunteer to stay hydrated. Based on recommendations, adult volunteers will be required to wear masks, and children, as they are able, are also encouraged to wear masks. Hand washing will be included at the beginning of Children’s Church and encouraged at the conclusion of Children’s Church. Pickup area will be marked with signage in the hallway downstairs close to the preschool restrooms.
Covenant will offer a nursery during the 9:30am service only. Drop off will begin at 9:15am. Parents should wait outside the nursery door for a nursery volunteer to help sign in their child. All volunteers and children will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the nursery rooms. No parents permitted inside the nursery. At the conclusion of the worship service, parents should wait outside the nursery door for a nursery volunteer to bring their child out to them.