Health Team Guidelines

Comprising both members of the congregation and staff, the Gary Church Health team has been working this summer to find ways for us to be together in person, while following the safety recommendations of government agencies and the Northern Illinois Conference. Please know this information is subject to change if conditions regarding the coronavirus pandemic change. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual opportunities as well as limited in-person gatherings.

Worship
Services at Gary Church are live-streamed on Sundays starting just prior to 9 a.m. and recorded for later viewing. Members and guests are invited to sign-in and join us online.

Programming
A variety of virtual and in-person studies and small group opportunities are available for all ages at times other than Sunday morning. 

Guidelines for Small Group Gatherings 
The following guidelines must be applied contextually with discernment. What might be safe for one group or one individual may not be safe for another. Before scheduling any in-person gatherings, keep in mind John Wesley’s rule of “Do No Harm.” As the conditions in Illinois change with the coronavirus, these guidelines may change.

Groups of 25 or fewer may meet inside. Masks must be worn at all times. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep at least six feet of distance from each other. No singing. No shared food or drink. Participants must preregister with the event organizer and answer screening questions. All events and room use must be scheduled through the Church Office. Upon entering door #5, there will be a check-in/screening area and hand sanitizing station. 

Funerals/weddings of 25 or fewer (including pastors and ushers) may meet inside. Masks must be worn at all times. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep at least six feet of distance from each other. No singing. No shared food or drink. Participants must preregister with the family and answer screening questions. Family must schedule the event through the Church Office and present the guest list to the Church Office. Upon entering door #5, there will be a check-in/screening area and hand sanitizing station.

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