Am I healthy enough for in person service?
If you can answer no to the following questions for the two weeks before the service, you are healthy enough for in person service.
- Have you had chills, sweats, or a fever?
- Have you had muscle/body aches, headache, or fatigue?
- Have you had a cough, sore throat, nasal congestion/runny nose, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
- Have you had a recent loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea?
- Have you been in contact with someone who has had any of the above symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
Are vaccines required to participate in in-person worship?
No, vaccines are not required. Some individuals have been advised by medical professionals not to receive the vaccine due to health conditions, while others may be fully vaccinated yet develop far fewer, if any, protective antibodies due to immune-suppressing medications they regularly take. Requiring vaccination would exclude these beloved members of our community from exercising agency over their ability and desire to participate in congregational life. If you have not been vaccinated and would like more information about when and where vaccines are available to you, please go to https://govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map or call the Kentucky Department of Health at 800-722-5725.
Do I have to wear a mask?
In accordance with CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals, masks are optional for those who have been fully vaccinated. We encourage mask-wearing for all those who have not been vaccinated and/or for those individuals taking extra caution with COVID-19 or other illnesses. Bible Study Classes may have their own guidance regarding mask-wearing. Please speak with the teacher to find out more.
What is the schedule for weekend services and classes?
- Friday Church begins at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday’s first worship service begins at 8:45 a.m.
- Bible Study Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.
- Sunday’s second worship service begins at 11:15 a.m.
Will there be care or activities for children during the service?
There will be no care or activities for children initially. Children should bring their worship bag and activity/coloring sheets and quiet manipulatives will be provided for use in the pews. We anticipate Worship Care for Infants, Toddlers, 2s, 3s, 4s (entering PreK this fall) returning during one of the hours of worship on July 18. In addition, rising Kindergarten and 1st graders will have the opportunity to participate in a worship introduction class during one of the hours of worship in beginning in mid-July.
Is Adult Bible Study in-person yet?
Yes! Adult Bible Study Classes returned in-person on Sunday, June 20. To find out more, please email Carol Harston.
Will the youth group meet on Sunday in-person?
Yes! Starting June 6th and until the next schedule change, Youth from 6th-12thgrade will meet in the Youth Suite for Bible Study from 10am-10:45am. They will enter and exit the double glass doors to the lobby between the Education building and Sanctuary, to minimize contact with those in worship. Masks are required for now, but no reservation necessary!
Will there be more than one in-person worship service each week?
We will have three in-person services each week, one on Friday and two on Sunday. Friday Church begins at 7:00 pm and will also be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube. On Sunday, the first service beginning at 8:45 a.m. The second service will begin at 11:15 a.m., streaming live via Facebook and YouTube.
Will Highland still offer online worship services?
Yes, services will be available online via Facebook and YouTube.
How do I sign up for in person service?
Worship pre-registration is no longer required.
How often can I attend? Can I go to every service?
Worship attendance is open to all people, whichever service you would like to attend. While we previously were limiting attendance to twice a month, we are no longer asking people to restrict their attendance.
Where do I enter the building for worship?
You can enter through three different entrances into the building, either the Fellowship Hall entrance, the glass lobby entrance off of Cherokee Rd., or the sanctuary doors.