in-person worship protocols
is meeting in person at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Services are also
live-streamed on ARC's page on Facebook.
ARC Executive Committee has discerned the relaxing of many of our protocols
due to decreasing positivity rates of Covid-19 and increasing numbers of people
who have received the vaccine. We are eager to return to our pre-pandemic
practices in the upcoming months.
- On Sunday, April 18, we will transition to "masks optional" within the ARC facility. Iowans age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the
vaccine. Those who would like to receive the vaccine have had an opportunity to
obtain at least one dose.
connection through in-person conversation will take place both before and after
ribbons and tape separating pews at ARC have been removed. The congregation is
encouraged to use common sense in spreading out throughout the sanctuary.
nursery will be open for families to use as needed for ages 3 and under. The nursery
will NOT be staffed, but families may supervise their own children in the
nursery while watching the livestream on the nursery screen. Feel free to come
and go using the nursery as needed.
order-of-worship bulletins are available by the sanctuary doors.
congregational singing led by the Worship Team has resumed.
The ARC Facilities
Reopening Planning Team will evaluate and adjust these protocols as needed. It
is important to acknowledge that if there is a spike in coronavirus
infections in our area or there are other complications at any services, it is
possible that in-person worship for future Sundays will be suspended and we
will focus to virtual worship only.