Indoor Worship Resumes in Sanctuary on Sunday, May 30, 2021

A note from Pastor Curt:

Dear Goochland Baptist Family,
After a long and challenging year, I’m profoundly grateful to bring good news: starting Sunday, May 30, we will be moving back indoors for worship and Sunday School.
In light of the CDC’s updated guidance concerning COVID-19 and Governor Northam’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, our Regathering Team met to consider the best plan forward for Goochland Baptist Church.  Working in collaboration with our Music and Worship Committee, the Regathering Team approved the changes outlined below to our worship schedule starting on Sunday, May 30.
We know there are varying levels of comfort with indoor worship.  We will continue to offer a live stream of our worship services online for those who aren’t ready to worship in person.  We look forward to connecting with you in person when you’re ready.
Despite over a year of disruption, we’ve seen God’s grace throughout.  We’ve found creative ways to worship, connect, and serve with others.  We trust God will continue to lead us as a church family as we follow him.
I look forward to worshiping with you!
God bless,
Pastor Curt



Sunday Schedule –
  9:30 am             Sanctuary Worship
  9:30 am             Multipurpose Room Worship (Video of Sanctuary Worship)

10:15 am             Fellowship Time
10:30 am             Sunday School  (Adults, Children, and Youth)

Will GBC require masks?
Not in the sanctuary.  The CDC suggests that fully vaccinated people need not wear masks, and Governor Northam has eliminated the mask mandate.  However, we welcome the wearing of masks for those who feel more comfortable wearing them.  In addition, following CDC guidance, we encourage everyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear a mask.

In the Multipurpose Room, though, we are asking everyone to wear a mask to help create an environment where our most vulnerable and cautious can feel comfortable.

Will GBC require social distancing?
No.  Governor Northam is removing all capacity and gathering restrictions on May 28.  However, we do encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to distance themselves from others, following CDC guidance. 
Will we sing?
Yes.  We will worship through song in our sanctuary worship.  In the Multipurpose Room, worshipers will refrain from singing. 
What if I’m not yet comfortable in an environment that includes singing and sitting close to others?
In our Multipurpose Room, we will offer a live-stream of our sanctuary worship for those in our church family who feel safer in a setting without singing and with more space to spread out.  Out of concern for our most cautious and vulnerable, we are asking everybody in the Multipurpose Room to wear a mask.  In addition, we will continue to live stream our services on You Tube, so you may worship with us from home.

Will there be childcare?
We will offer a nursery for children ages 4 and under.  Our nursery workers will be fully vaccinated.  Children will not be required to wear masks, though they are certainly free to if they choose.
What Sunday School classes will be offered?
Adult Co-ed Class  -- led by John Webb
Adult Co-ed Class  – led by David Angel

Adult Co-ed Class -- led by Wayne Melton

Adult Co-ed Class -- led by Lynn Hayes and Hope Webb

Women’s Class  – led by Gwen Padgett
Youth Class – led by Kelly Anderson
Preschool and Children’s Class – led by Susan Angel