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?
A mask is required for all participants over the age of 2, even if you have been vaccinated. If you do not have a mask, there will be one available for you.
What if I cannot wear a mask?
At this time, we are asking all those over the age of 2 that are unable to wear a mask to continue to worship with us online.
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 11. 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?
Adult Bible Study Classes return on Sunday, June 20.
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 9:00 am will also be streamed live via Facebook and YouTube. The second service will begin at 11:00.
What other precautions are we taking?
- Hand sanitizer will be provided.
- All pews will be cleaned thoroughly after each service.
- Limited congregational singing during the service at this time.
Are there restrooms available to use?
- Yes, there will be restrooms available for use. Restrooms will be sanitized between services.
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.
Will there be any spots available for visitors to Highland?
Yes, we do not want to turn away anyone who happens to visit Highland as we return to in-person worship. Ushers are prepared to give up their seats to any visitors and/or to seat them in other available spots in the sanctuary.
Can I bring my offering to worship?
Yes! There will be offering baskets located at each exit as you are dismissed from worship.