CHURCH REGATHERING | 2020
We’re excited for the physical regathering of Terrill Road Bible Chapel
on August 23, 2020!
The Regathering Committee has been doing its best to make decisions guided in a balanced manner by the following values:
Health and Safety: We have been guided by our desire to minimize the spread of the virus, heeding the health officials’ guidelines and common sense.
Freedom of Conscience: We understand that individuals have their personal convictions about how to worship God and their own safety boundaries.
Love for Neighbor:We believe that for Christians, personal freedom also considers the community—both the church and the world that we are witnessing to. We seek to love our neighbor by considering other’s consciences and health needs.
Grace: Terrill Road Bible Chapel seeks to be a safe place of grace. We seek to do our best to support each person’s position without compromising an honoring of Christ and Scripture.
The Glory of God: We desire above all to worship God. Ideally, we long to worship him as his gathered Church, even as we understand limitations set by the brokenness of this life.
IF YOU MEET ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT COME TO THE CHURCH FOR OUR IN-PERSON MEETING BUT VIEW THE SERVICE ONLINE.
- fever at or above 100F
- cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, loss of smell, taste,
- been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19
- have traveled in the last 2 weeks to a state that is under the NJ quarantine regulations
- have traveled on a plane in the last 2 weeks
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
The service will run from 11AM-12PM. The doors will open at 10:45AM for check-in so please be prompt in your arrival.
The service will include The Lord’s Supper from 11:00-11:30AM and a message from 11:30-12PM.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
Your mask should be on as you approach the side door closest to the front of the building.
Maintain 6 ft distance from others (except family members) as approaching.
At the door Greeter #1 will do a contactless temperature check. If you do have a temperature of 100F or above, we ask that you return home and join us via Zoom.
Proceeding up the stairs, use the contactless sanitizer dispenser for hand sanitation.
Greeter #2 will hand you prepackaged wafer/grape juice to be used for participation in communion.
Upon entering the main auditorium, you will be directed to pre-marked, distanced seating.
The service will last one hour, and we ask that you remain in your seats for its duration, if possible.
At the end of the service, you will be directed to exit by the piano, down the stairs and out the side door.
Socially distanced conversations may occur in the parking lot.
CAN I USE THE BATHROOM?
If at all possible, refrain from using the restrooms at the chapel during the service
If necessary one person or one family in the bathroom at a time.
WILL THERE BE ANY SINGING?
Prerecorded music will be displayed on the screen. We’d ask that you sing quietly, or lip sync the songs keeping your mask on.
WILL THERE BE ANY KIDS MINISTRY OPTIONS?
Sunday school, Youth Groups, and other kid-related activities are still postponed at this point. If children do come to the in-person service, they will sit with their families for the duration of the time.
HOW CAN I FINANCIALLY SUPPORT TRBC AT THIS TIME?
There is an offering box at the back of the sanctuary which will be propped open. Your check or cash offering can be placed there upon entry. We will not be passing around an offering plate.
Offerings may also be mailed to the Chapel or set up through your bank as a recurring payment on Billpay.
WHAT WILL BREAKING OF BREAD LOOK LIKE?
Once you are seated and the communion time begins, men who wish to share a thought will be encouraged to come to the front of the sanctuary and speak into a microphone. This is so that the people in the room and members joining via video or dialing in can hear what’s being shared. If there is a song that comes to mind, we ask that you come to the front and simply read, as singing is discouraged at this time.
No food, coffee, or beverages will be offered before, during or after the service. We kindly ask that you not bring any with you as well.
WILL ONLINE CHURCH STILL OCCUR?
YES! We will have our ZOOM church meeting connected to the live, in-person meeting to join those who can make it physically, and those who either can’t or choose not to.
Please reach out to or call 908-419-4859 if you need any clarification or have any questions.