WHEN WILL INDOOR SERVICES RESUME AT TRINITY?
Taking into consideration new Diocesan guidelines, along with CDC best practices, we are pleased to announce that Trinity will be open for inside, in-person services beginning May 23rd. Join us for Sunday services at 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am and 11:05 Church Down Under.
WILL MASKS BE REQUIRED AT CHURCH?
Yes. Every person over the age of six (6) years of age will be required to wear a mask. At Trinity, we will require that masks are worn even if vaccinated. Studies show that mask wearing greatly reduces the risk of virus spread, so please plan to wear a mask while in the building for any reason. Masks will be required at Trinity until the CDC deems them unnecessary. If you do not have a reusable mask, we will provide one (while supplies last), or a disposable mask. Please contact Hannah Middlebrook to request one in advance.
WHICH ENTRANCES WILL BE OPEN?
The southwest entrance will be the only one available for use which will help ensure that everyone has signed a community covenant. This will continue until we are fully open.
WILL SOMEONE BE TAKING TEMPERATURES?
No. Originally we planned to take temperatures when the building opened again, however we now know that many asymptomatic people do not even present with a fever. If you feel ill, or have a fever, please do not attend church. Masks and social distancing will also be essential for preventing the spread of the virus.
WHAT STEPS WILL BE TAKEN TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING SERVICES?
When we open for inside, in-person service on May 23rd, parishioners will be seated by ushers in order to ensure there is sufficient distance between family groups/individuals. Please understand this may mean you won't be sitting in your usual pew, and respect that ushers are working on behalf of the church to ensure your safety.
We also ask that you take personal responsibility for keeping a safe distance from others.
WILL THERE BE SINGING?
Yes. Masked, socially distant congregational singing will be permitted. The choir will also be masked and socially distant. In accordance with CDC guidelines for masked and distanced singing, ventilation will be increased to mitigate the risk of virus spread.
WILL WE HAVE COMMUNION WHEN WE REOPEN FOR INDOOR SERVICES?
At this time we will have communion "in one kind" only, meaning wafer only. The clergy will wear masks and sanitize their hands while distributing communion.
We will have communion in one kind at our outdoor Liturgy on the Lot services starting April 4th.
WHEN THE BUILDING IS OPEN AGAIN, HOW DO WE KNOW EVERYONE WILL FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES SET BY TRINITY?
Every person who enters the building will be asked to sign the community covenant. These agreements ensure that every individual knows the expectations and agrees to accept personal responsibility for following our guidelines. Find a downloadable version the community covenant here, or you can sign the community covenant digitally here.
WILL THERE BE COFFEE HOUR?
Yes! With the new Diocesan guidelines we are permitted to have coffee hour outside. Coffee hour will take place on the promenade (on the east side of the church). However, there will not be seating available. Please plan accordingly.
WILL RESTROOMS BE OPEN?
Yes. Restrooms throughout the building will be open and regularly sanitized.
WILL THERE BE IN-PERSON CHRISTIAN FORMATION?
No. For the time being, all Christian Formation classes will be online. Click here to learn more about Christian Formation.
CAN SMALL GROUPS MEET INSIDE AT TRINITY?
YES! Small groups (15 or fewer) are currently allowed to meet in the building. As of May 23rd, groups of all sizes will be permitted to meet inside, however, food and drink are still not permitted in the building. Groups must complete a building usage form and submit it to Jan Schneider at . Groups will be responsible for sanitizing the spaces they use. Each individual must wear a mask, even if full vaccinated.
WHERE CAN I FIND TRINITY'S CLEANING PROTOCOL?
Trinity follows CDC guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing. You can find more information about our protocols here.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE COMMUNITY COVENANT?
WHERE CAN I FIND THE BUILDING USAGE FORM?
You can download the updated Building Usage form here.