Here are our safety guidelines for our church to ensure those who come in-person can act safely and that we can also feel safe with others. Whether you are in -person or online, we encourage you to fully engage with God and God's people. These guidelines for JBC were set after a vote agreed upon by our Diaconate leadership. The situation is constantly changing so please check back regularly to see if there are any relevant changes for you. For any further questions, please contact our office.
· Weekly sign-ups are no longer required and there is no capacity limit starting on November 7, 2021.
· An usher team with a health check at the door will be in place.
· Masks are required for all guests.
· We strongly encourage everyone who attends to be vaccinated.
· We will ask everyone to socially distance outside of their pods. We have measures for overflow seating if necessary.
· The pulpit shield will remain in place for the speaker.
· The musicians will continue to be masked.
· People are asked to either not sing or sing quietly.
· Children programs and child care will be available on certain days for now. Please pay attention to our community announcements for details. We are trying to secure a more regular child-care provider to come on a weekly basis. We hope to give an update soon. Before the sermon, children will be lead into the gym for a distanced and safe activity and dismissed when the service is over.
· Food fellowship in the gym after service is on hiatus for now.
· Saturday Special (our community outreach program to families with special needs) may meet in the gym but all volunteers and participants will be vaccinated with a health check system in place upon entering the building. They are currently deciding when is the right time to safely gather again.
· Sports meetings in the gym will be considered on a case by case basis.
For further information about King County guidelines for faith communities, please visit this link.
The leadership at JBC has chosen to approach our guidelines with an abundance of caution so we recognize we are well under the guidelines listed by King County and Washington state. We have a very diverse group of people in background and age group so we are trying to ensure that everyone feels safe and heard as they transition to this different season of attending church.