COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Dear Members & Visitors,


Please be aware that The Episcopal Church of the Advent takes your safety seriously and that procedures in keeping with local and national public health guidelines are in place to mitigate the risk posed by COVID- 19.


At the same time, it is impossible for us to guarantee your safety. All public activities, including in person worship, have risks related to the virus at this time. By entering you agree that you understand this, assume the risk of exposure to the virus, and agree to release and hold the parish harmless from any claim associated with exposure to the virus.


In order for us to better care for our congregants, staff, and broader community, we ask that you follow all posted guidelines and verbal instructions while in the building or on church grounds.


Thank you

COVID-19 Protocols

In the Sanctuary

We ask that you wear a mask at all times

There is blue tape marking X on pews that should be left empty for social distancing in the pews

Family members may sit together

Face masks are available in the Narthex

Hand sanitizers are located in the Narthex and along the exterior aisles


Communion wafers are self administered from individual paper cups on a tray in the center. Wafers on the tray have been quarantined for two weeks as extra precaution

When approaching the table for communion, please keep your mask on until you have picked up your paper cup and stepped to the side of table.

Communion wine is administered by celebrant.  Sip or skip but NO dip

More about services

Our soloist will sing the hymns and everyone may hum along

Peace is shared in a non-contact way

We will not process at the beginning or at the end of the service

Both Sunday services are offered online via Zoom

The 10:30 am service is also live streamed on YouTube

After service coffee hour has been suspended

Church is cleaned after each service

Other Gatherings

Children's Chapel

Children's Chapel will resume on Nov 3rd adhering to the following safety protocols:

Children age 3 and above and all adults should wear masks

Maintain physical distancing at 6 feet apart when able

Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing

Hold chapel outside when able (under the pavilion

Open windows  and doors to allow ventilation of areas or rooms when congregating

Cleaning of the rooms used and all common areas of the church after services

No child or adult should attend who has any sick symptoms

Other modified gatherings

Bible Studies are available on Zoom with on premise attendance limit to less than 10 with use of face masks and physical distancing

Wrestling With Faith is gathering outside as weather permits with physical distancing.  Indoor gatherings will be physically distanced, with use of face masks

Suspended gatherings


Godly Play

Lectio Divina

Fellowship gatherings: Coffee hour after services, potlucks, TGIF