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Update from the FCC Medical Advisory Task Group

While we all miss worshipping in our sanctuary, the staff and Board at FCC are committed to balancing the desire to return with the health and safety of our worshipping community and our staff. We are so grateful to have a team of medical experts that are willing help us understand all the complexities of re-opening and guide us through the safest way to do so.

The Medical Advisory Task Group met on February 9, 2021 and given their recommendations, the Discipleship Team has decided not to resume indoor worship services at this time. The task group will continue to meet monthly to evaluate the local situation and provide recommendations to the FCC Discipleship Team. Please feel free to reach out to any FCC staff member or FCC president, Melissa Swan with questions or concerns. We are all looking forward to worship together in the sanctuary again as soon as we are safely able to do so!

Please see below for some specifics regarding the recommendation from the Medical Advisory Task Group:

Markers the Medical Advisory Task Group considers to make informed recommendations for in-person, indoor worship:

  1. A declining trend in the positivity rates and community spread risk category designations in Jefferson and surrounding counties, specifically Oldham Co.

  2. Ventilation in the sanctuary and church building.

  3. Ability to safely open services to all church members, including those who have not been vaccinated, in keeping with the Church's core belief that "all are welcome."

It is the Medical Advisory Task Group’s recommendation that Baptism/ Child Dedication may take place in the sanctuary on the following conditions:

  1. Baptismal must be drained and sanitized between candidates.

  2. Baptisms will take place over several days/weeks.

  3. Attendees will be screened, and temperature checked.

  4. Attendees will be masked and will social distance.

  5. Immediate family only.

  6. Families will spend no more than 15-20 minutes in the sanctuary.

It is the Medical Advisory Task Group’s recommendation that Outdoor Worship and other Activities may take place at FCC, as soon as weather permits, and staff can work through the necessary logistics.

It is the Medical Advisory Task Group’s recommendation that Mission Trip does not take place this year. Those with questions may contact Pastor Jerry McBroom.


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