Carmel Church is Open For In-Person Services

There will be one adult Sabbath School panel discussion in the sanctuary from 9:45 - 10:30 am.  The Worship Service will begin at 11:00 am.

For planning purposes, we need to know how many to expect this Sabbath. Respond here and indicate how many will be in your party.  

Please make careful note of the following specifications related to re-opening.  These were voted by the Church Board and include certain things that will be required of attendees.  

In re-opening the Carmel Church for in-person services, we will:
 

1. Encourage individuals 65 years of age and above, and those with an underlying at-risk health condition to watch services online.

2. Communicate to church members and friends that individuals should not attend if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.

3. Take temperatures of attendees prior to entering the church building.

4. Register attendees upon entering the church building.

5. Require all church attendees to wear a face covering of some kind and have extra face coverings available for those who do not have their own.  (Face coverings are not required for children under 2 years old).

6. Ask church attendees to sanitize their hands upon entering the church building, and frequently, especially after touching things others may have touched.

7. Implement non-contact greetings (no handshakes or hugs)

8. Not hand out church bulletins or other materials and remove all materials from church pews.

9. Post information in the church regarding the WHO good hygiene practices.

10. Place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations such as entry/exit and bathrooms.

11. Clean & disinfect high-contact surfaces such as door handles and bathroom fixtures.

12. Seat attendees in alternating and horizontally staggered rows and block off unavailable pews.

13. Ensure 6-foot social distancing between individuals or family units during church services.

14. Require attendees to stay in the same seat for the Sabbath School and Church Services.

15. Dismiss attendees by individual/family and maintain 6-foot social distancing during dismissal.  Attendees will be encouraged to exit the building promptly after the services conclude.

16. Place a receptacle for Tithes/Offerings at the entrance/exit of the sanctuary.  Offering envelopes will be available at a table upon entry to the church.

17. Disable drinking fountains.

18. Have bottled water available.

19. Prohibit use of the kitchen or eating of food in the fellowship hall at this time.

As you can see, the Church Board has taken many steps to make returning to church as safe as possible by adopting all the recommendations of the State of Indiana regarding Houses of Worship, plus some other precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our members and guests.  We hope this information will be helpful to you in deciding whether or not to come to church at this time. If you have any questions regarding these safety protocols, feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested in this update on the Carmel Church.  Thank you for being part of the Carmel congregation!

Pastor Robb


Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Get to know the faces of Carmel.  Visit the site often to discover something new like a daily devotion or an event coming up on the calendar. Find a Christ-centered activity for your child in Carmel Kids' Place.  Share your talents as part of one of our ministries. We hope you will join us for worship Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Robb Long

 

Robb and Chris Long  joined the Carmel family in November of 2018.  Pastor Robb brings a wealth of experience in church planting and evangelism to Indiana.  In addition to shepherding our church, Pastor Robb serves as Evangelism Director of the Indiana Conference. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ON THE SCHEDULE

July 11, 2020 9:45 AM
July 11, 2020 11:00 AM
July 14, 2020 6:00 PM
July 14, 2020 7:00 PM

IMPORTANT TIMES


8 PM - Wednesday Prayer Meeting

Pastor Robb Long, Pastor Mark Eaton, and Chris Long lead out an engaging study on a variety of biblical themes.

945 AM - Sabbath School

Making Friends for God The idea that mission is God’s work is clarified  throughout Scripture. Solomon states it this way, “He [God] has put eternity in their hearts” (Eccles. 3:11, NKJV). When an individual is born into this world, God places a desire for eternity deep within the fabric of that person’s being.  Contemplate it for a moment. We have the incredible privilege and the awesome responsibility, as well as the eternal joy of participating with Christ and cooperating with Him in His mission. That’s what these lessons are all about this quarter.

11 AM - Sabbath Service

Worship in prayer, music, a children's story, and a scriptural message, then stay for potluck!