TVBC COVID-19 RE-OPENING PLAN

MAY 16-30, 2020

A NOTE FROM YOUR PASTOR,

WE HAVE MET TOGETHER AND PRAYERFULLY CONSIDERED WHAT WE AS A CHURCH NEED TO DO TO HELP PROTECT OUR CONGREGATION AND THE COMMUNITY. WHILE GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR, HE DOES TELL US TO SEEK WISDOM IN A MULTITUDE OF COUNSELLORS. WITH THAT IN MIND, THE STAFF HERE AT TREASURE VALLEY HAS DECIDED THAT THIS SUNDAY WILL BE OUR FIRST LIVESTREAM ONLY CHURCH SERVICE.

ENCLOSED IS THE PARTIAL RE-OPENING PLAN OF OUR CHURCH GOING FORWARD FOR MAY 16-30, 2020.

Please keep a few things in mind:
The services will have a family feel with some chattering youngsters and babies.
This is not a problem, we’ll just enjoy the ambiance.

The livestream will continue for those who are not comfortable coming back at this time. No one is compelled to come. Compliance to the policies stated in our insert will be based on each of us being responsible for our own actions. We are attempting to stay away from policing each other.

We will need to respect the comfort zone of others, i.e. some have little concern over the virus and others are feeling much more cautious. Let us be conscious and respectful for the concerns of the other person, especially those who are feeling cautious.

We know that all of this is difficult, but thank you for your cooperation. Hopefully things will be back to normal sooner than later. If you have any questions, concerns or input, feel free to call us at the church office. We love to hear from you. Looking forward to seeing many of you this week.

Your Pastor and Friend,

Rick DeMichele

 

TVBC COVID-19 RE-OPENING PLAN MAY 16 - 30, 2020

The Idaho State Plan for reopening Idaho, entitled Idaho Rebounds, was issued 4-23-2020. For places of worship like TVBC, the plan provided:

May 16-30, Stage 2 - “Places of worship can open if they adhere to strict physical distancing, sanitation protocol, and any CDC guidance.”

Based on Idaho Rebounds and review by the Pastor, staff, deacons and CDC guidelines, the following will be the plan for May 16-30, 2020. Thereafter, the plan will be modified as appropriate, including for any modification in the Idaho Rebounds State Plan.

  1. College & Career, Sr. High and Middle School Sunday Schools will resume. All others will be in the auditorium.
  2. Because of the need to do physical distancing, alternate rows of seats in the Auditorium will be blocked off.
  3. Family units can sit together, but there needs to be spacing of 1 seat between family units and other persons or family units. Individuals need to space as well.
  4. Because of those spacing limitations, attendance at Sunday services will be divided into two groups by last name. A-L will be one group and M-Z will be the other. For May 17th, A-L will attend Sunday school and the morning service. M-Z will attend Sunday night. On May 24th, that is reversed. Wednesday nights are open to both groups.
  5. To meet plan requirements and ensure safety:
    • There will be no children’s church, handshaking, or passing of collection plates or such activities. Repositories will be at the back of the auditorium for offerings.
    • Hand sanitation and other sanitation protocols will be in place. Masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear one, unfortunately the church is not able to supply masks at this time.
    • Nursery will resume up to age 4 with ladies volunteering to work them.
    • The Bookstore will be closed during services, but remain open Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    • Bearing Precious Seed will resume their work. For questions and schedules, call Jim Carson at 208-602-4505.
    • If you feel sick, or have symptoms, either you or a family member, please stay home until things resolve.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7.

SERVICES

SUNDAY SCHOOL.................. 9:30 AM
SUNDAY SERVICE.................10:45 AM
SUNDAY EVENING.................5:45 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING...........7:00 PM

CONTACT

ADDRESS............... 1300 S. TEARE AVE. MERIDIAN ID 83642
PHONE..................+1 (208) 888-4545