Let’s Get Back Together!

Under the guidelines of government officials, Highland Meadows Church has restarted in-person services. 
We are taking steps to help prevent transmission of Covid-19, which you can read about below. If you are sick, have a fever, present any signs of cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay home.
We care about your health and safety, and are doing our best to present a safe worship experience for you and your family!

Our Guidelines For Your Safety

We have begun Phase 2 of our reopening:
During this time, there will be no Sunday School.
HMC Kids is continuing to meet. Check-in is no longer in the sanctuary and has returned to the kids area.
The nursery has reopened for worship service. After a brief check-in process similar to HMC Kids we will welcome your child into the nursery. Parents if you have any questions, please call the church office.
Worship and Family Ministries are meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. These include Adult Bible Study & Prayer, DV8 Youth Student Ministries, and HMC Kids Ministries. At this time, the nursery is not available on Wednesdays.
When sitting in the sanctuary, please continue to social distance and maintain six feet between family units.
To help prevent the spread of infection, we ask everyone to wear a face mask.  If you forget, one will be provided for you.  Infants and toddlers will not be required to wear a mask.  If you have a health condition that makes it impossible for you to wear a mask, we understand.
Before service, the sanctuary and all high-touch surfaces will be disinfected. 
Hand sanitizer is available. We encourage its frequent use.
If you need to sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose or sneeze into your elbow.
We will continually wipe down surfaces in the restrooms and other high-touch areas.
Greeters will be wearing masks and gloves. We will not shake hands, hug, or high five. Instead, we will air hug, wave, and smile.
We encourage you to continue giving online.  During services, we will take an offering. Ushers will wear masks and gloves. They will walk to your family and allow you to drop your offering into a bucket, touch-free.
To limit unnecessary touch, gloved volunteers will be distributing bulletins, offering envelopes, and other printed materials at the back of the sanctuary as needed.

Do I Need to Wear a Mask?

We encourage you to wear a mask while entering and exiting the building. You may continue to wear a mask during service at your discretion.
Children and toddlers are not required to wear a mask. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, we understand.

Should I Attend Services?

We want to welcome everyone back to church! However, you may wish to stay home if you are in one of the following categories:
  1. You are over the age of 65.
  2. You are at risk or have a compromised immune system.
  3. You are sick or have been around anyone that has been sick.
  4. You are more comfortable worshiping at home.

Your Responsibility

By choosing to worship with us, you are agreeing to follow all social distancing & safety guidelines:
     Bring and wear your own mask. Wearing masks is encouraged but not required.
     Keep physical distance from other attendees (6 feet); do not gather in groups before or after service.
     Do not attend if you have any symptoms of any illness within the past 14 days.
     Wash your hands with soap regularly for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer as needed.