Based on Faith Apostolic Church of Troy’s current membership and building occupancy rate, the facility safely accommodates worship by providing proper spacing for social distancing recommendations and will reopen for worship Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Healthy, low-risk members and guests who feel comfortable with our published guidelines are welcome and encouraged to attend services onsite.
Anyone who is not yet comfortable being in a public setting, considered high-risk due to age or health concerns, is a caregiver for a high-risk or COVID-19 infected person, or who has symptoms of any illness, is requested to please continue to enjoy worship services online.
The following plan is in effect
Mid Week Service:
There will be no Mid Week Services
10:00 a.m. – Music practice (temperature check before practice).
10:00 a.m. — Ministry and volunteers should be onsite (except Pastor who will enter at the southern sanctuary entrance door).
- Temperature check in foyer.
- Prayer and prep.
- Park Car.
- Enter building and find seat in sanctuary while practicing social distancing.
- Enjoy service.
- Exit per dismissal instructions.
High Risk Attendees:
We encourage all high-risk individuals to enjoy service from home. Special arrangements have been made for those who feel comfortable attending.
What time should I arrive?
Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each service.
Where should I go when I arrive?
Proceed to the sanctuary and an usher will help you find a seat that will work for you and your household.
Can I use the restroom?
Yes, restrooms will be available. Please supervise your younger children and follow posted guidelines. Note the toddler restroom will be closed, and the single-person, handicap-accessible restroom is reserved for those in the higher risk section. We will monitor the number of people in the bathrooms and clean them at regular intervals.
Will there be anything for children to do during service?
Sunday school continues to be available through our YouTube channel. At this time, there will be no children’s classes during service. Households will be asked to sit together. For those with younger children, we encourage families to bring a non-disruptive, age-appropriate activity for their child(ren).
Will the nursery be open?
The nursery is open exclusively for diaper changing and nursing infants. Please restrict time and follow posted cleaning guidelines.
Will the water fountain be available?
No, the water fountains will not be operational. You may bring a small water bottle in the sanctuary. Do not bring coffee, beverages (other than water) or food into the sanctuary. Please make sure to take everything with you when you leave.
Will an offering be taken?
No offerings will be taken during the service. Tithes and offerings can be given online or in the boxes located in the foyer or in the high-risk seating area.
Can I hug my friend?
We request members and guests follow social distancing procedures while in the facility. A wave, smile, and air hugs are encouraged, but not physical contact.