Please join us for Sunday worship service at 10:00am indoors and online October 18th. The service will be livestreamed, and will be available on Facebook for viewing live, and anytime after. The audio will also be available on the MCC website
What to Expect
In compliance with the governor’s current order, attendance at services in the sanctuary will include:
- physical distancing (seating will be every other row with 6 feet between immediate families)
- wearing masks, ages 10 and over*
- being symptom free
- we will help usher you in to avoid confusion
*If Ohio’s mask requirements change in the future, we will make adjustments accordingly.
We acknowledge that not everyone will be comfortable attending services in-person at this time. Families and individuals must prayerfully decide what is best for them. Additionally, while we are taking serious measures to ensure that our building is a safe environment for our guests, please understand that attending services in-person comes with inherent risks. If you consider yourself to be high-risk, please do not attend a service in-person.
Please note that while this is our current understanding and plan, the situation continues to be dynamic. We anticipate that this plan will have adjustments, and we're grateful for your patience, understanding, and flexibility.
I have a medical exemption for wearing a mask. What should I do?
If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please call the church office at 330-638-5537 so that we can make accommodations for you. We also recommend for your convenience and safety that you join us online if this applies to you.
Are face shields an acceptable alternative to masks?
Yes, at this time. If Ohio's mask orders change in the future, we will make adjustments accordingly.
Will there be congregational singing?
Yes. We ask you to use discretion in evaluating your comfort level in attending a public gathering that will include group singing with masks. Masks will remain on at all times.
What safety protocols does MCC have in place?
We will do our best to provide a “contactless” worship experience. Practically, this means that our church bulletins will have a digital option on the Faithlife app in addition to a printed one. We will not pass an offering plate, but have an offering box in the foyer. Coffee and food will not be served at this time.
Hand sanitizer stations are available at the main entrance into the building. Please be sure to wash hands. The building will be cleaned and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
What facility guidelines should I be aware of?
- We ask when the service concludes, you exit the sanctuary quickly, minimize your traffic through the building, and socialize outdoors if you would like.
- Restrooms will be cleaned regularly before, during, and after services.
- Sanitizing wipes will be available in the restroom for those that would be willing to wipe down the toilets/sinks after use
You won't be passing an offering plate. Are there other ways to give?
Yes. You can give online through the Faithlife app, website, or by mailing a check to the church. Additionally, you can give by placing your giving in the offering box located in the foyer area.
Will there be communion?
Yes. We are working through plans for communion. Details will be communicated once they are finalized.
Will you have nursery or Sunday school?
We are not offering children’s ministry at this time as we continue to think through questions about ensuring proper sanitization and physical distancing. We welcome families to bring children with them to the service during this unique season.