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Foothill Bible Church & COVID-19

Updated Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Foothill family,

Our hearts were filled with joy as we saw many of you on Sunday. As the apostle John said, “I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete” (2 John 12). Our joy was made complete!

We have several updates for you regarding service this Sunday, June 7th. 

No RSVP’s and Room Assignments

We will neither take RSVP’s nor assign people to rooms this Sunday since we were more than able to accommodate all who came last Sunday. There will still be adequate spacing between seats. 

Please make sure to come early to find a seat.

You can sit in the Worship Center, Fountain Cafe, or Gym. 

The Chapel will be open for those who have medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask. 

We know that the gym is a good location for many families with young children. The Banquet Room will thus be available as a cry room and nursing room, and will have a live stream of the service.

Clarification on Face Coverings

There was some confusion regarding our policy on face coverings. Below is our full policy on face coverings, with the additional wording in bold underline.

For the first few weeks, we will require that everyone 5 years old and up wear a face covering while singing, entering or exiting a building, or within 6 feet of anyone else, whether you are inside or outside, and before and after service.

Face coverings are optional for children ages 2-4. We know that getting children to wear a face covering can be very challenging. Please do not let that prevent you from coming. We want to show grace here.

Babies and children under age 2 should not wear face coverings, in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Please plan on bringing your own face covering as we have a limited supply available for those who do not have one. 

After the first few weeks, the elders will reassess how to proceed.

Communion

We will not take communion this Sunday. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Foothill Bible Church

 

Past Updates

Updated Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Here’s an overview of what our Sunday services will look like. 

While we will take the precautions listed below, we know that there is no such thing as a risk-free environment. As those who trust in a sovereign God who has conquered death through His Son, we have the greatest reason to not be afraid. When we gather to worship, may our hearts be filled with joy, faith, and peace, not fear!

One Service, Multiple Rooms

Because of seating limitations, we will live stream our service from the Worship Center to the following rooms: Chapel, Fountain Cafe, Gym Floor, and several rooms on the second floor of the gym. There will be at least six feet between individuals and households.

We will also live stream the service online for those who stay home. 

Service will begin at 10:30am. We ask that you come early so that you have enough time to be seated.  

Staying Home

If you, or someone in your household, has been sick within the last 72 hours, we ask that your household stay home. If you have been with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that your household not come to service for 14 days after your last contact with that person.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have attended service within 14 days of your positive diagnosis, please immediately notify Luke Rhee at Luke.Rhee@FoothillBibleChurch.org or 909-367-2863.

Higher Risk Individuals

If you are in a higher risk group for COVID-19, or are caring for someone who is at higher risk, we ask that you carefully consider the wisdom of coming to service. Click here to see who is at higher risk. 

If you choose to come, we will gladly welcome you. 

If you in the high-risk category and would like to be in a room set apart from others, we will have a room designated for those who desire this. By no means are we requiring high-risk individuals to sit in this room, but we want to make this available for those who would value it. Please let us know when you RSVP. We will notify you which room this will be. 

No Children’s Ministries

To minimize close contact between children, we will not have Children’s Ministries on Sundays. This is not a long term solution. We would like to resume Children’s Ministries as soon as possible.

Our Worship Services will be family services, where children will sit with their parents. 

If your child is having trouble sitting through the service, the patio areas are available to continue to listen to the service while watching your little one.

The Fireside Room and the Nursing Room in the women’s restroom in the Worship Center are available for nursing mothers. 

Disinfection

The campus will be disinfected weekly prior to each Sunday service. 

There will also be hand sanitizer stations throughout the campus. 

Face Coverings / Masks

For the first few weeks, we will require that everyone 5 years old and up wear a face covering while singing, entering or exiting a building, or within 6ft of anyone else.

Face coverings are optional for children ages 2-4. We know that getting children to wear a face covering can be very challenging. Please do not let that prevent you from coming. We want to show grace here.

Babies and children under age 2 should not wear face coverings, in accordance with CDC guidelines

Please plan on bringing your own face covering as we have a limited supply available for those who do not have one. 

After the first few weeks, the elders will reassess how to proceed.

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering, there will be seating for you on the patio outside the Worship Center.  

Fellowship on Sundays

After service, we will immediately dismiss people by rows from each building. We ask that you fellowship outdoors.

Communion

We will have pre-packaged, sealed bread, and juice for you to pick up. You may also bring your own bread and juice. We will not pass communion plates.

Offering

The best way for you to give is online. There will be offering boxes in each building where you can drop off your offering. We will not pass offering baskets.

Physical Distance and Contact 

We encourage everyone to keep at least 6 feet of distance from members of other households and to find other ways to greet that don’t include handshakes or hugs. 

Wi-Fi

Since we are streaming the service in multiple rooms, we are not making the FBC-Public network available on Sundays. 

 

Please read below for past updates.

1. Office Hours

The church office will be closed until further notice.

  1. All office staff will be working from home.
  2. You can still contact the staff via email or phone.
  3. If you would still like to drop off your offering check, drop it in the after hours box outside the church office.

2. Assistance

  1. If you need help picking up medicine, food, or other necessities that DOES NOT include financial assistance, please contact Carolyn Chambliss at fbc@Foothillbiblechurch.org, or at (909) 981-2835. We will be in contact with you to get you what you need.
  2. If you would like to help in the delivery of medicine, food, or daily necessities to those in need, please fill out this form.

Click here to find out how you can buy food through a family here at the church.

3. Giving

Since we are not able to gather and collect our offering and gifts, we encourage you to take advantage of these three options:

1. Online Giving through The HUB. (Preferred)

    • Go to the Give tab on The HUB.
    • Choose “One time gift” or “Repeating gift”
    • Select the destination of your gift to: "General Offering”
    • Then type the amount you want to give.
    • On the next page, input your checking account information.
    • Select the checkboxes and then click continue.

If you need help setting up an account on the HUB, please contact us at - fbc@foothillbiblechurch.org

2. Bill Pay through your bank.

    • Bill Pay is a free service in which your bank sends a check on your behalf to the church.
    • You can find details and instructions on your bank's website.
    • No account number is needed. If it asks for one, leave it blank or simply put “FBC."

3. Personal check through the mail.

    • Our address is 1330 W 15th St, Upland, CA 91786.