In Person Worship with Valleybrook at Grace Fellowship Church FAQs

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have agreed to follow the current CDC guidelines in regards to masks and social distancing. With the emergence of the Omicron variant, new cases are on the rise in our communities the past several weeks. 


Currently the CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

  • We encourage masking along with social distancing. 
  • Parental discretion is suggested for children under 5 years old in the use of a face covering.
  • Seating will be by households and staggered if possible.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone attending the combined worship service in person at Grace Fellowship Church. We will continue to have hand sanitizer readily available and encourage social distancing, both during and after the service. Seating will be by family units and staggered if possible.


If you have any cold/flu symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, please remain at home and join us via Facebook Live. LINK

Regardless of your perspectives on vaccines and masks, let’s keep compassion, kindness, and grace at the forefront of our actions and attitude. 


  • What if this is my first time visiting Valleybrook?

    Welcome! We are honored that you will be joining us. We know this is a unique time to check out a new church and while meeting alongside another congregation everything looks different than even we are used to. We would love to know you are visiting so we can help you plan your visit and get to welcome you personally. Take a look around the website to get to know us a little better.


    • Please connect with Pastor Brian to let him know you are coming and to receive a Bulletin

  • What is expected of me to attend?

    • Please stay at home if you or anyone in your family has had a fever in the past 14 days, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 


    • Some people may opt to not attend in person - we will miss you but understand your choice. You can watch the Worship Service on Facebook Live! LINK


    • Masks are encouraged along with social distancing.


    • Parental discretion is suggested for children under 5 years old in the use of face covering.

  • Do I Pre-Register to attend?

    No, come on in!

  • What if I have young kids?

    • In the pre-Covid world, children joined us for worship and were then dismissed to children’s church during the message. We hope to resume this practice soon. Until that time, children will remain in the service where we welcome their wiggles and giggles.


    • Masks are still encouraged for those over age 5. Parents, please use your discretion for children under 5.


    • Contact Melanie Gamlin if you need help with babies or preschoolers.


    • Contact Ashley Bucher if you would like resources for your children.

  • What happens when I arrive?

    • The worship service begins at 9:45 am and typically lasts till 11 am. 


    • Please let a greeter know if you need to use the elevator to enter the building.


    • Be sure to wave your greetings, we'll know you're smiling under the mask!


    • We encourage you to introduce yourselves to those you have not yet met.

  • What happens while I'm in the building?

    • We encourage masking regardless of your vaccination status.


    • Please keep your family together and your children close to you. 

     

    • Seating will be by family units staggered where possible.


    • Please do your best to honor safe distancing while moving about the facility.

  • Communion Sundays

    We will not be passing the elements on Communion Sundays. We will provide prepackaged individual elements that can be picked up on your way into the sanctuary.


    We will still continue to take a Benevolence Offering on Communion Sundays. Please be sure to mark it as such in the Memo field before putting it in the box on your way out.

  • How are we handling the offering?

    We will not be passing an offering plate and we never expect visitors to give. For our regular congregation, thank you for your continued generosity. We recommend you continue to give online or by mail. However, there will be offering drop-boxes available as you enter the sanctuary.


    ONLINE GIVING LINK

  • Will there be coffee, water, or paper bulletins?

    • We look forward to again sharing coffee, treats, and fellowship after the service.


    • Please bring your own water bottles or covered drinks as needed during the service.


    • Paper Bulletins will not be available at this time - you may bring a copy you've printed at home. Bulletins, Sermon Notes, Sermon Bingo and Children's Sermon Notes are emailed to you with the Valleybrook View each week or can be found HERE under Sunday Resources