We are excited to announce that we have resumed in-person worship services! We are working hard to come together in a way that is as safe as we can make it and allow us to connect as a church family. We will continue to offer online worship for you if you feel safer worshiping online.
IS IT SAFE TO WORSHIP IN PERSON AT WLC?
Sadly, in a COVID-19 world, nothing is 100% safe. We are finding a new normal where we have to weigh the risks and make decisions about what level of risk is acceptable for us given our health situation.
Our Pledge to you: Worshiping in person at WLC is SAFER than going to the grocery store
We are following the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and Kenosha County Kickstart Best Practices for Communities of Faith as well as the Medical Professionals in our church.
What we are doing to make in-person worship as safe as we can make it:
- Limiting Attendance and Practicing Social Distancing - We are holding multiple services and registering people for each service to keep our attendance at about 40 and never over 50 to stay below the 25% capacity recommendation of the CDC.
- Requiring Masks - While no measures are 100% effective to protect you and others against infection, wearing cloth masks over your nose and mouth is advised by medical professionals and the CDC as one of the most helpful measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Circulating the Air - We have installed HEPA filters and are constantly circulating the air through the building and will open the windows (when appropriate) to remove droplets and particles that could cause infection.
- Intense Cleaning - Between every service we will clean all chairs and touched surfaces with an alcohol based cleaner to kill all germs. We are using plastic chairs that we can fully clean and disinfect between services. We will especially clean the bathrooms to help it be as germ free as possible.
- Hand Sanitizing - We will offer hand sanitizer when you enter and exit the building.
- No-Touch Environment - We will not pass a plate or bulletins and will prop open doors. We have installed no-touch faucets and soap dispensers in our bathrooms. The offering will be online and in the black boxes in the back, and we will offer individualized disposable communion supplies.
- Organized Dismissal and Outdoor Fellowship - We will dismiss you by section at the end of the service to maintain social distancing and fellowship outdoors, which is the safest place you can be right now.
- Pastors and Volunteers will Stay Home if Sick - We will do temperature checks to confirm.
What we ask of you:
- Please Register for a Service - To keep our services limited to maintain Social Distancing please register each week on our website for a service. We strongly encourage you to keep attending the same service if possible to limit the number of people you are exposed to. More details to come.
- Wear a Mask - To protect each other, especially the most vulnerable members of our church.
- Stay at Home if you Feel Sick - Our Pastors and Volunteers will do the same for you.
- Please Be Patient - This is a hard time for all of us and we are doing the best we can to worship together in a way that is loving and as safe as we can make it.
What if I still don’t feel safe worshiping in person?
- We love you and will continue to offer online worship for you and your family!
- Let us know how we can serve and care for you during this time.
COVID-19 is a constantly changing situation. We will adjust our measures to match the current situation and publish our current guidelines on our website.