Excelsior Springs Baptist Church
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Christ Centered. Bible Believing. Family Focused.

COVID - 19 Information Page *With Phase 2 Information*

COVID Update with reopening information, June 15, 2020

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1


Excelsior Springs Baptist family, we are excited to begin Phase 2 or our re-gathering process on Sunday, June 21.  As with our Phase 1 process, that means in-person worship will still be far from "normal", but it will begin to feel a little more normal.


While we have chosen to begin our second phase on the 21st, we realize that many will not feel comfortable gathering in large groups for a variety of reasons, and that's OK. As always, we support you and your decisions for your well-being. We will continue to provide online content and worship opportunities for everyone during this time.


To observe social distance expectations:

Minimalistic bulletins will be placed on seats before the service, not handed out.

Greeters will remain at the doors to open/close them to reduce cross-contamination.

The Sanctuary will be reorganized to help maintain a social distance.

These rows will be alternated between services to avoid cross-contamination.

No doughnuts or coffee will be served. Outside food/drink is allowed.

There will be no period of meet/greet during the service.

Deacons will stand in the foyer after service to collect offerings, and online offerings will continue to be accepted.

The use of masks is encouraged but not required.

Bathrooms will be open but their use is discouraged if possible.

Before and after each service all public areas will be sanitized.


Our Phase 2 schedule will be:


Family Sunday School for all ages in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am.

Family Worship for all ages in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am.

Youth Ministry in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm.


Two things that we continue to ask from you is prayer and flexibility. Please pray for pastor John, the church's leadership, and the church's membership. We are one body and desperately need the wisdom, guidance, and grace of God at this time. Also, we have already been taken far outside of our comfort zone and that will likely continue for some time as our church, community, and nation seek to navigate through the uncertainties of reopening.