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COVID-19 Update August 2020

We are now having in-person worship at Cleveland First Baptist Church with two Sunday morning services at with 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing and suggest the use of a mask, although it is not required. At the 9:00 AM services, the balcony is designated as a mask required area.  This seating is for those who desire an area to follow strict social distancing with an additional layer of precaution.   

We urge everyone to use wisdom and thoughtfulness as we gather in-person. Additionally, we continue to provide our worship online as well. It will be live at 9:00 AM and available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube to watch at your convenience.

For all in person services, we will be serious about social distancing and will take every possible precaution to provide a clean and safe environment. We have purchased and installed hand sanitizers, as well as disinfectants to aid us in the preparation and use of our space. Bathrooms, common touch surfaces and worship gathering areas are being monitored and cleaned in real time (before and after service times). You are asked to enter the sanctuary by the main front entrance. You will be directed to your seat, where pews are marked off so that households can stay 6 feet apart. We will also exit the same doors with the direction of the ushers. We will have contactless collection of offerings using collection boxes in the vestibule and by continuing to use the nets used in drive-in church by the ushers. The order of the service and words to the songs will be projected on the screen, as we will not be using bulletins or hymnals. Bathrooms will be open in the vestibule and the welcome center area.

We are being mindful of the guidelines and recommendations by our state and local health professionals and leaders. Please help us ensure CFBC’s worship services are safe for everyone. Please read over the suggested guidelines below.

We understand that some of our dear family and friends are uncomfortable being back in person, so we will continue to provide the best quality online worship possible. We are continually working to improve our online services. We look forward to seeing you in person or online as we worship our living Lord. 

If you have any health issues that could be complicated by Covid-19, whether you are younger or
older, please consult your medical professional before regathering. CFBC will practice
recommended Covid-19 protocols during our in-person gatherings.

Do not attend if you have a fever or are feeling sick.

Do not attend if you have been in close contact with someone who recently tested positive for

Our President, Governor and the CDC encourages the use of masks. (Masks are required in our balcony seating area.)

Be sure to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly.

Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.

Please avoid handshaking, high fives, hugs, etc.