Q: How will FWC ensure that we can safely return to in-person services?
A: The FWC Leadership Team and Board of Directors are following CDC and State of Tennessee guidelines to reopen the church campus for in-person worship services. During Phase 1, which will begin on Sunday, May 24th services will resume with the following precautionary measures:
Q: If individuals over 65 years of age cannot attend services during Phase 1, when will they be able to attend?
A: We do not know exactly when it will be advisable for vulnerable persons to return to in-person services. We will continue to follow CDC and State of Tennessee guidance. When we do resume attendance for everyone, we will take the necessary precautions to do so safely.
Q: When will nursery and children’s services resume?
A: The concern is that having children in close proximity with each other may increase exposure risk for them and their families. We will continue to follow CDC and State of Tennessee guidance. When we do resume nursery and children’s services, we will take the necessary precautions to do so safely.
Q: Are we required to wear masks and/or gloves?
A: No. The use of gloves and masks are optional. We do encourage everyone to practice appropriate social distancing.
Q: If attendance is restricted to 50% capacity, how many people will be able to attend each service?
A: Approximately 250 persons per service.
Q: Will I be able to sit with someone not in my household?
A: The State of Tennessee recommends that you sit with only persons from your household.
Q: Will there be restrictions on where we will be able to enter and exit the building?
A: Yes. You may enter the facility through the North and South Atrium doors as well as the Main Auditorium doors. Exiting will be through the Main Auditorium Doors and the Main Auditorium stage doors.
Q: Will the coffee bar be open?
A: During Phase 1, the atrium will be accessible, but the coffee bar will be closed.
Q: Will there be any restrictions on us meeting or talking with people outside of the building?
A: The CDC and State of Tennessee recommends everyone maintain social distancing. We encourage everyone to safely fellowship with your FWC Family.
Q: When will organized activities resume for various groups on campus?
A: We do not know exactly when it will be safe to resume activities and times of close fellowship. We will continue to follow CDC and State of Tennessee guidance. When we do resume these activities, we will take the necessary precautions to do so safely.
Q: Will there still be online services?
A: Yes. Online services have proven to be a great alternative to corporate worship during this difficult time. Not only will they continue, but we have invested in better equipment to ensure we are delivering the best possible online services experience.
Q: During services, will tithes and offerings be collected?
A: Buckets will not be passed. We will have our online and text to give options available. If you wish to give by check or cash, giving stations will be located at the doors as you exit the building.
Q: When will Phases 2 and 3 begin?
A: We do not know exactly when we will be able to transition to the other phases. We will continue to follow CDC and State of Tennessee guidance and will take the necessary precautions to do so safely.
Q: Will restrooms be available?
A: The restroom will be available and will be disinfected between services.