Dos and Don’ts for Attending Live Services

DoDon’t
Do pre book each week by phoning Jacqui on  07484 627242  on a Thursday between 1pm. and 8pm.Don’t just turn up. You may be turned away at the door.
Report any covid symptoms you or anyone you’ve been in contact with have experienced in the preceding 7 days, while booking your place. This will mean you cannot attend for at least 2 weeks. If the symptoms occur after you have attended a service please let us know so that we can all self isolate.Even when you have a booked place, don’t come to church if you or anyone you have been in contact with have experienced symptoms in the last 7 days.
Follow all instructions to practice social distancing. Disinfect hands, use tissues and place in the bins provided. Follow cleaning rules if you need to use the toilets. Bring and wear a face maskDon’t complain to the stewards, they have to follow the rules too. Don’t shake hands, hug or kiss anyone. Don’t touch anything or anyone unnecessarily. Don’t worry we will all get used to it.
If there is a queue outside church wait in your car.Do not get closer than 2metres to others not in your group
Do bring your own Bible if you want to use it during the service but please take it home with you each week.  The words of readings will be on the screen.Don’t bring hymn books as there will be no singing for the foreseeable future. Don’t sing along to any music.  
Do continue to make your offerings to the Church. If you bring your envelope with either cash or a cheque made payable to Stocksfield Methodist Church and place in the offering bowl as you enter the church. If you would rather avoid cash or cheques you can make a standing order or bank transfer quoting your envelop number as reference directly to Sort code: 090151  Acc number 53468300
Do wait in your seat at the end of the service until you are directed to leave.Don’t hang around outside to chat as it may stop the flow of people exiting the building.
Do arrange to have a coffee time with your friends over the phone.Do not expect communion, coffee or other fellowship. We will get there when things become easier.
Do wear warm clothes as the doors of the church will be open to aid the flow of fresh air through the building. 
Do tell a steward if you feel unwell during a service. There is a first aid procedure in place.  You will be shown to a toilet area. Please sit there until we can sort out your needs.Don’t go into the kitchen area. In your eagerness to help someone who feels unwell don’t get within 2 metres of them.

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