Information about In-Person Worship Gatherings at the YMCA

We are so excited that many of us will be able to gather in person this Sunday at the Y for worship. And we are happy that others will still be able to join us online via our Facebook Page and our YouTube channel!  Here is a rundown of what to expect.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Wearing Masks and Social Distancing— The Shelby County Health Department issued a new masking mandate for all indoor public spaces as of Friday, August 20. The YMCA now requires all people using their facility to wear masks and to practice social distancing. The YMCA has already stated that children ages 2 and up will need to wear masks as well as all adults who work closely with kids in our Bible classes. Until further notice we will continue to use this RSVP form each week. We will also continue setting up groups of clusters of chairs 6 ft apart (see below).
    • Each person should wash their hands on arrival.
    • After you have washed your hands, you can pick up your individual cups of bread and juice for the Lord’s Supper, from the small table as you enter the gym. Please take the elements to your seat for use later in the service and dispose of the plastic containers after our worship time.
    • If you are leading an in-person prayer, please walk up to the microphone. Anytime you are using the microphone, please stand close to the mic and remove your mask so everyone can understand you better.
    • Please do not use your device to login to our steamed worship gathering via Facebook or Youtube while in the gym. Having multiple devices in the same room tuned in to the livestream can cause terrible noise feedback problems
    • If you are able, we ask everyone to wipe down their chairs with paper towel disinfectant and stack up the chairs after worship.
 

RSVP

If you haven’t already sent in your RSVP for worship at the Y, please fill out our RSVP Form letting us know you are going to join us at the Y, along with the names of others coming with you.   We are using the RSVP form so that we will know how to set up clusters of chairs 6ft apart in the gym.  Our teachers will also use this information to make plans for our children’s classes. If you forget or miss the 4 PM RSVP deadline on Saturday, don’t fret! We will always have extra chairs set up.
 

COMMUNION

  • The Communion elements are placed in small plastic containers with lids in a sanitary way.
  • After you have washed your hands, you can pick up your cup of  bread and cup of juice for the Lord’s Supper, from the small table as you enter the gym.
  • Please take the elements to your seat for use later in the service and dispose of the plastic containers after our worship time.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

We won’t be passing around the Welcome Books. Instead you can make prayer requests during our “Share and Prayer” time after the sermon.  You can also send your prayer requests to info@cordovachurch.org.
 
 

OFFERING

  • You can mail in your checks to the church office (2964 Ole Bartlett CRT, STE 5, Bartlett, TN 38134)
  • There are two online giving options you can find at https://www.cordovachurch.org/giving/
  • You now can also give by text on your phone. Text any dollar amount to (901) 612-2289
  • There will also be a stationary offering basket and giving envelopes on the table when you enter the gym. You can place your gifts in the basket when entering and exiting the gym
 

STAY HOME IF

As excited as everyone is about coming back to the Y, please do not allow your longing for reunion to overrule the need to be wise.  Please worship with us from home if…

  • You are feeling unwell 
  • You have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • You have a new cough/shortness of breath/sore throat
  • You have had a fever in the last 48 hrs
  • You have had a new smell/taste loss
  • You have had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24hrs
  • You are included in one of the many vulnerable categories (age, immunosuppressant, and other underlying conditions)