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!
Sunday Schedule – starting May 30, 2021
10:00 am Sanctuary Worship
10:00 am Multipurpose Room Worship (Video of Sanctuary Worship)
11:00 am Sunday School (Adult classes and a children’s class)
Will GBC require masks?
No. 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.
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.
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. 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 at 11:00 am?
Adult Co-ed Class -- led by John Webb
Adult Co-ed Class – led by David Angel
Women’s Class – led by Gwen Padgett
Youth Class – led by Kelly Anderson
Preschool and Children’s Class – led by Susan Angel
Will other Sunday School classes open in the future?
Yes. The following classes will begin at 9:00 am (note different time) on Sunday, June 6:
Adult Co-ed Class -- led by Wayne Melton
Adult Co-ed Class -- led by Lynn Hayes and Hope Webb