Reopening Announcements

Details of Southview’s In-Person Worship Service

We will have a COVID protocol in place until the State provides guidance that it is no longer necessary.  Also, we will update and communicate improvements to the protocol as changes become necessary.



RSVP sign-up is not required anymore (Updated 9/19/2020)

Streaming Service Ongoing

  • We will continue to have our service streamed online through YouTube and Facebook
  • If you are not ready to join the in-person worship service, continue to stream worship with us at home 

Church doors open at 10:30 am

  • Enter the church starting at 10:30 am for Worship 
  • Earlier access granted to the AV team and other service participants 
  • The service starts promptly at 11 am

Health Screening

  • Prepare to stop at health screening tables at the church entrance 
  • Health screening includes: temperature check and state-supplied Covid-19 symptom questions 
  • You will not be able to enter the church if your temperature is too high or if you are exhibiting symptoms
  • If you are sick, even with a regular cold, please do not come to church.  We look forward to worshiping with you when you are healthy

Masks are required

  • Masks are required at all times when you are in the church building
    • The only exceptions are those who are:
      • Actively participating in the service
      • Those under 2 years of age
  • Please bring your own mask. There will be a few masks available for those who forgot their own. 

Assigned seating

  • Attendees will be assigned seats upon their arrival at the church in order to keep social distancing.  
  • Attendees need to sit where they are assigned 
  • Remain distanced from others that may be seated nearby

Narthex Closed

  • Socialize outside of the church building
  • Do not socialize in the Narthex 

Limit restroom use

  • Only one person (or family) allowed in the restroom at a time
  • Wait to use the restroom on 6’ spacing marks, if needed. 

No food or drink

  • Food and drink are not permitted in House of Prayer, except water.  
  • Please bring a water bottle if you feel you will need a drink.  
  • The church’s drinking fountains have been turned off

Sabbath School

  • All Sabbath School will continue virtually
  • Children’s Sabbath School will be from 9-10am via Zoom
  • Adult Sabbath School will stream from roughly 10-11am and will also be shown in the sanctuary for on-site worshippers to watch while the sanctuary is seated

Nursery Closed

  • House of Prayer’s Nursery will be closed
  • Nursing Mothers must practice social distancing
  • The Nursing Mother’s room will be accommodated in another room inside of House of Prayer

Bibles and Hymnals Removed

  • Bring your own Bible
  • Hymnals are not needed (We will not have congregational singing) 
  • Bibles and hymnals have been removed from pews to reduce contact.  

Children’s story

  • Children must remain in their seats for Children’s Story, rather than come forward and sit together

Organized dismissal

  • Wait for dismissal directions to get out in an orderly manner 
  • The presiding Elder will coordinate the dismissal of the congregation

(Revised 9/25/2020)