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Plans for the Safe Reopening of Tabernacle Baptist Church

Last updated on 8/10/20.

On Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 AM we resumed our regular in-person (in-the-building) worship services!

Currently, we are operating under the following schedule:
 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Sunday School (ONLINE ONLY)
    9:00 AM - Adults
    10:00 AM - Children

  • Sunday Morning Worship Service
    10:30 AM
    Childcare provided for newborns through age 5.

  • Men's Bible Study (ONLINE ONLY)
    6:30 PM on Zoom

  • No Sunday Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

  • 6:15 PM - Prayer Meeting & Bible Study (IN-PERSON)
    There will NO meal or children's activities. Children are welcome to come into the service on Wednesdays. We are currently planning to resume children's activities on Wednesday, September 16.

NOTE: Both our Sunday Morning Worship Service & Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study will be broadcast on the TBC Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

OUR PRIORITY

 

Our priority in this reopening is to provide a clean and safe environment, being mindful of health needs and issues, in preparation for a non-touch experience.​​

Each part of our goal is important:

  • Preparation for safety & cleanliness

  • Informed decision-making

  • Expectation of compliance

OUR PREPARATIONS

 

We have taken the proper steps to ensure your safety while visiting our church campus:

  • Installation of: touch-free sanitizing stations, touch-free soap dispensers, and touch-free door handles

  • Deep clean of the facility, including carpet shampooing

  • Removal of non-essential items from children's area to minimize contact and promote ease of even stricter cleaning regimen

  • Restriction of chair usage to every other row in the sanctuary

  • Purchase of masks & gloves to be made available for those without such protection; masks are encouraged  but not required

OUR PROCEDURES

We have made the following changes in procedure currently in effect:

  • The Church Office is open for regular hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Be advised that if an employee shows signs of illness, they are advised to stay home.

  • No Wednesday Night Supper or Sunday Evening Service - We are not sure when we will resume these recurring events, so stay tuned for more details.
  • Enter through Main Entrance -​ For a period of time, we will keep the back gate and back entrance locked to minimize travel through the building. We will also have ushers stationed to open the front door for you to prevent unnecessary contact with the door handles.
  • No printed Worship Guide or handouts - With the exception of Sermon Notes, we are limiting distribution of printed materials. We invite everyone to access our Digital Worship Guide webpage to use during the worship service.

  • No passing of the offering plate - We will have plates or other receptacles available for the safe distribution of tithes and offerings.

  • No coffee or snacks - Obviously, concerns with food safety dictate that we suspend any kind of food service temporarily.

  • Social distancing is requested - We encourage everyone to practice social distancing when talking before or after the service and to sit with sufficient distance during the service.

  • Gloves & masks provided (optional) - Gloves & masks are not required to attend worship services, but you are welcome to use them for your safety and peace of mind. We have provided complimentary gloves & masks for those who need them.

  • Funerals/Memorials & Weddings are case-by-case - We must take each of these requests on a case-by-case basis.

  • Restrooms will be made available with modifications - We have installed no-touch soap dispenser and no-touch door handles and have temporarily turned off the water fountains. You are welcome to bring a water bottle with you as they are permitted in the sanctuary.

  • TBC Lake closed - The TBC Lake is currently closed.

We hope this explains the plan & procedures going forward. We desire to do two things: love God in our worship and love our neighbor through careful preparation. These two Great Commandments are the motivation for us as we move forward.

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6611 Zebulon Rd.

Macon, GA 31220

P.O. Box 28341
Macon, GA 31221

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Office: 478.476.3507
Fax: 478.476.9436

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