Safe Fellowship Protocol Update

Health & Safety Considerations

Along with other organizations and ministries, New Berean Baptist Church developed it “Safe Fellowship Protocol”. The plan developed is to provide all guests and visitors of our facility with the confidence and assurance needed to safely fellowship, gather and serve in the ministry. There will always be a risk with the COVID virus and any other communicable disease. But in light of the health challenges we are faced with, we are working to provide you with the information and tools that will help you know what options are available to you when it comes to your Church family.

The below graphics were derived from the VDH Dashboard regarding activities and the associated risks.

VDH Guidelines for Social Gatherings

Until the statistical trends improve, we are using this “Safe Fellowship Protocol” plan for our ministry:

  • Masks or facial coverings are to be worn at all indoor, in-person gatherings, Masks are not required for small (3-4 people), non-sustained gatherings that are outside
  • We ask our guests and visitors to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from others of different households for extended periods of time
  • We will continue to provide a facility, periodically cleaned and safely sanitized. We will continue to take body temperatures upon initial entries. Hand sanitizers, masks and gloves if needed.
  • We ask you to monitor your own health and if there are concerns, consider other options (i.e. virtual or audio transmittal service). If need be, talk with your medical specialist

Again, with any health and safety concerns, it is imperative for us to communicate with one another. If you have any special concerns for us, please share them with your Trustees or Deacons. The Believers in Peter’s first letter were scattered (I Peter 1:1-2) for different reason but were still encouraged to be about the Lord’s business. We encourage you our “beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (I Cor. 15:58). We thank you for your cooperation, input and patience during these and ask you continue to pray and be grateful to the Lord for how He has sustained this ministry as he has.