When last we gathered together on Sunday, March 8, 2020, none of us could have imagined the world we were about to enter. The Coronavirus Pandemic exploded upon the scene and changed our way of life overnight. As a church body we have done our best to stay in line with both our Federal and State guidelines, along with being good citizens and neighbors of our community.
    
As our society begins to reopen, we believe that now is the time to set a date for us to move forward in a responsible way with having live, on-campus worship gatherings again. We recognize that not everyone will feel comfortable or will be able to gather together at this time, and we will continue to offer a high quality online service for those in this category.
    
After much prayer and thoughtful discussion, we have made the decision to restart our worship gatherings beginning Sunday, June 7.
    
Below, you will find important information regarding our Reopening Plan. You will notice right away that things will be very different on June 7 from what they were on March 8. We are not yet ready to restart a full scale ministry model, and for this first stage of reopening, we will be focusing on Worship Gatherings alone.
    
We will be having four services spread throughout Sunday morning and afternoon, and will be adhering to social distancing guidelines. As you will see below, we will need to reduce seating capacity in each service dramatically to ensure we are following the guidelines that have been set forth for us.
    
We recognize this is not a perfect system and we will all have to adjust to our new reality in this COVID-19 world. But I am deeply encouraged by the fact that we are now able to look forward to June 7 to reopen our doors and once again worship together.
    
Thank you for your resilience and faithfulness during these past months. Our church family has held strong together and continued to carry out the mission of Christ even in these challenging days. It is an honor to be your Pastor. Once again you have proved… We Do It Better When We Do It Together.
    
Pastor Shane
    

PHBC REOPENING PLAN

WORSHIP GATHERINGS

9:00am – Worship Center Service [Seniors age 60 and above/High Risk (any age)]
*If you are not in this category, we would ask that you to attend one of the other three services.
Max capacity: 150
Doors open at 8:45am/Close at 10:15am
Parking at Back Lot by Glass Walkway

11:00am – Worship Center Service
Max capacity: 150
Doors open at 10:45am/Close at 12:15pm
Parking at Back Lot by Glass Walkway

11:30am – Family Life Center Service
Max capacity: 125
Doors open at 11:15am/Close at 12:45pm
Parking at Front Lot by Youth Center

    

Live Stream Service will continue to be provided on a weekly basis.
*Audio CDs will be available upon request for those who do not have Internet availability.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN

• 6-feet distancing expected
• Face coverings are encouraged (Staff and volunteers will have masks on in hallways, etc.)
• No entering the building until 15 minutes before service begins.
• At the conclusion of the service, people will exit through designated doors and exit the building.
• Family Units sit together/leave 6 feet between you and next individual(s).
• Every other pew open in the Worship Center/pews will be marked.
• Chairs will be appropriately spaced out in the Family Life Center.
• We are asking people to stay home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
 

CHILDREN

• Children and youth will sit with their families during services.
• There will be a “children’s” emphasis during all services.
• As with all areas across the church, we will continue to monitor the situation.
 

GROUPS

• No groups meeting in the building at this current time.
• Youth Ministry/Young Adults will continue to have online gatherings.
 

FACILITIES PLAN

• We will be cleaning and sanitizing the building prior to and after each service.
• We will be using an electrostatic sanitizing spray gun with COVID-19 proven sanitizer.
• During the services, we will be sanitizing all touching points throughout the halls, bathrooms,
and entrance ways.
• Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.
 

OFFICE HOURS

• Will reopen Monday, June 1.
• Public Hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm.
• No Sunday morning office hours at this time.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

• Hymnals/Envelopes will be removed from the Worship Services.
• Paper Communication Removed from Hallways.
• No Shuttle at this time.
• We will not be producing or handing out bulletins for the foreseeable future.
• We will not be “passing the plate” for the foreseeable future.
• We will continue to encourage online giving and provide giving boxes for people to use for their
physical offerings.