Re-Opening FPC Marietta

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Re-Opening FPC Marietta

Please view Rev. Joe Evans' video message above and click here for more information about current plans to re-open FPC Marietta for in-person worship.

Reservations:
The number of people attending any one service needs to be limited to a safe number in order to allow for proper physical distancing.  Reservations are required to attend the service.  Sign-up is easy.

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Nursery reservations are limited for
Infant Room: 0 – 12 months (4)
Toddler Room: walking – 2 yrs (7)
Preschool: 3 yrs – kindergarten (11)
Click here to make a nursery reservation.

If all spaces have been filled, please click here to sign up to be on a waitlist.

The above links will be activated each Wednesday and deactivated each Friday.

In order to give every member of the church who wishes to worship in person an equal opportunity (considering the limitations of Covid-19 protocols), we have created quadrants out of the Neighborhood Groups.  The quadrants designated below will receive the first opportunity to sign up on the Sunday prior to the quadrant worship Sunday at noon.   If the maximum headcount has not been filled by noon on Wednesday, an email will be sent to the general congregation to fill any remaining seats.  For more information about the process, please refer to the Reopening FPC Marietta flyer here or contact your Neighborhood Group Leader.  

Below are the worship dates that each Quadrant will be able to make a reservation to  attend in-person worship:

Quadrant 4: October 25
Quadrant 1: November 1
Quadrant 2: November 8
Quadrant 3: November 15
Quadrant 4: November 22

If you are unsure which quadrant your Neighborhood Group is in, please contact your Neighborhood Group Leader. If you are unsure which Neighborhood Group you are in, please contact

In-person worship:
Please wear masks* and remember to physically distance.  As you arrive, deacons stationed at the Gathering Space doors or at the 2 doors on either side of the Chancel will greet you and check off your names from the reservation list.  Another set of Deacons will usher you to your seats.  They also will assist you as you exit the service (ushering “wedding style”).

Children and youth under 18 years are welcome to worship with their parents.  During this first phase we will not provide a nursery or Children’s Church.

During in-person worship, nothing will be passed from person to person (friendship pads, offering plates, or bulletins).  We will not use hymnals nor provide Bibles, but you are welcome to bring your own from home.  Containers will be located near the doors to receive your offering as you exit, or you may choose to use to give online here.

We are planning a traditional order of worship but with some changes to congregational singing, choral anthems, passing of the peace, and communion (communion will be offered each Sunday in October).  These changes are made in the interest of health and safety.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenging times.

*We follow the guidance CDC provides for mask wearing. Face shields and gaiters are not recommended at this time. Please click here for more information on how to select, wear, and clean a mask from the CDC's website.

Attending:
We encourage those who are vulnerable based on age or medical condition to abide by CDC guidance and continue to worship virtually rather than attending in person.

If for any reason you are uncomfortable with in-person worship at this time, please be assured that virtual worship experiences will continue to be offered. Click here for virtual offerings and information.

Even if you have a reservation for worship, please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness; if you have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19; or if you have traveled out of the country in the last 14 days.