Crossroads Community Church In-person service at Cottonwood Cinema Protocols/Key Points
Attendees are asked not to attend if they are displaying any of the following symptoms: fever, dry cough, tiredness, difficult breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement. They have been outside of Canada within the last 14 days. Or, if they have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19.
Physical distancing: We ask that you maintain the 6 feet physical distancing regulations throughout your visit.
Entry & Greeting
Upon arrival, you must check-in to confirm your registration specific to this service.
A maximum of 50 people is the allowable occupancy limit for service. This will ensure that physical distancing can be maintained in each area of worship
Access into the building will have one entry point. Once registered you will be directed to your assigned seat for the service. After the service is over you must use the exit door provided to leave the building
Greeters will remain 2m(6ft) from attendees and others, and if unable to do so other measures will be taken to ensure physical distancing is maintained
There will be no communal items, such as pamphlets and magazines provided
Please follow the guidance of staff or leadership team members
Sanitizing stations will be placed at the entrance and exit points to use while on the premises.
Entering the Theater: As you enter into the theater, we ask that you go directly to your seats you have been assigned too. If you wish to visit with others, we asked that you do that after the service, after exiting the theater outside from a safe distance of 6 feet.
During seating you may notice some unavailable seats and rows, and we will ask that you maintain the unoccupied seats/rows between families
Avoid shaking of hands, hugging, touching, or passing of items between groups, except between members of the same family or household. We would encourage waving, nodding, or other means of non-contact interaction with other families.
Masks: We are requiring that you wear a mask at all times while inside the theater, unless you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing one. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided upon entry. Our recommendation for parents is that kids 5 and over wear a mask, understanding that the younger ones may not be able to keep them on.
Giving: We will not be passing around the offering plate during the service. Please continue to give online, or we will have an offering box placed at the entrance and exit of the theater if you wish to give that way.
Food: We will not be serving coffee or serving food during these services. If we serve and participate in communion together, it will be thought through in an appropriate/safe way for everyone.
Washrooms: Please be aware the washroom limit is 2 at a time in the men’s washroom and 4 at a time in the women’s washroom.
Cleaning: The Theater will have the facility appropriately cleaned and disinfected prior to our arrival. This will be followed by another cleaning and disinfecting after the service.
• We ask that everyone practice good respiratory etiquette (cough or sneeze into you sleeve, not your hands. Avoid touching your face with your hands. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and put your used tissue in wastebasket. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 secs. Clean hands with alcohol based hand sanitizer when hand-washing facilities are not available.)
We readily admit that this experience will be much different than we are used to, but are working hard to offer this, because there is something beautiful about the body of believers being together in-person.
We will adhere to the provincial health guidelines and hold to the 50-person limit at every gathering.
Services will be held at 10am at Cottonwood Theater. These services will aim to be around 50 minutes in length. Please arrive at 9:45am for check in.
Online registration will be required in order to attend a service. We will use https://www.eventbrite.ca/ online for signing up. Every Monday at 8am we will launch and open the event up for registrations (This is when you can register for the coming Sunday service). Registration will close when it fills up, or it reaches our cut off time of Thursday at 8pm. This allows us time to appropriately organize seating. Please be considerate of how often you attend depending on seating availability as we move forward. The registration link for each service will be in the weekly church email, on our website (www.crossroadcommunity.ca), and on our social media platforms.
We will not run a Kidzone program at Cottonwood Cinema for the time being, and will continue to offer online lessons for our kids. At the same time, if your kids do attend, we will have lap trays with individual sets of markers, activities, and art projects for kids to do while sitting with you in the service. (We recognize the challenge in this!)
We are going to develop a recorded or live stream option of the in-person service for those whom are not comfortable attending in-person yet or and do not want to miss out! Check out our website and social media pages to watch!
Expect change to happen: We admit that this is going to be a learning process, mistakes will happen, provincial health guidelines may change, and we will adjust things as we go. Thanks for your patience and grace with each other and us in advance! What an adventure we are on together, following and worshiping Jesus!
Prayers and love from Pastor Kyle, staff and leadership team!