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Transition to Reopening – Welcome Home

11 Nov Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Updated November 14, 2021

Greetings Tabernacle Family,

We have been blessed by God during this virtual journey and we want to thank you for your ongoing patience and support.  As we continue to move closer to the kickoff of the phased re-entry plan for corporate (in-person) Sunday Worship, we stand anxious to receive what God has planned for Tabernacle. 

We continue to seek God’s guidance as we prepare to welcome you into the safest environment possible for our Sunday Worship experience.  During this last year in this COVID-19 environment, we have learned how imperative it is that our edifice be in optimally safe condition, in order to minimize any adverse health impact. Determined to “Let all things be done decently and in order“ (1 Corinthians 14:40), ministries are working aggressively toward that goal.

TMBC FAQ’s for Congregational Communication

Communication

Reentry Notices/Information will be shared with the congregation through the
Clerk’s office in the following manner:

  • Church Newsletter, Announcements, Website, Mail, and Email
  • Pastoral Emphasis Sheet

In addition, Deacon’s group communication will include: 

  • Wellness Checks via phone calls
  • Emails to group members
  • Group meetings

Required Reentry Task Remediations:

  • Sanctuary Air Circulation – HVAC
  • Media Readiness – Camera/Projector Upgrades
  • Facility Sanitizing (Ongoing) – Custodian Resource Constraint

Once the Doors Open:

  • All persons entering the facility must be fully vaccinated
  • Registration to participate in, in-person worship will be available online and via the clerk’s office phone message system
  • The CDC’s social distancing/capacity rules will be followed for entry and seating (i.e., families living together can be seated together)
  • Worship will be limited to the main floor sanctuary
  • Congregants will be directed to seating by the Ushers ministry
  • Signage and stanchions will be posted throughout the facility:
    • To clearly identify closed off areas and
    • To encourage use of mask/sanitizer/gloves, etc. 
  • Sanitizer and masks will be available throughout the facility 
  • Covid screening, including temperature checks, will be conducted at entry point(s) by Health ministry volunteers
  • We will use the parking lot entrance to limit movement throughout the facility
  • Common gathering areas will be closed, to lower the chance of spreading illness between people, for the protection of the congregation
  • We will continue to livestream Sunday service via social media and the phone service
    • Facebook
    • YouTube
    • Free Conference Call
    • Zoom (all Bible Studies and other meetings)

As the Transition Team, we ask for your prayers as we pivot towards Tabernacle’s “New Normal.”  Looking forward to providing additional updates, as required reentry task are remediated.


Transition to Reopening Planning Team

Deacon Ministry – Executive Team
Trustee Ministry – Executive Team
Christian Education Ministry
Health Ministry
Logistics Team
Media Ministry
Nurses’ Ministry
Sunday Church School Ministry
Worship Arts Ministry

For additional questions please contact Dea. Robert Friday (dearfriday@tmbcdetroit.org) or Dea. Toby Gallant (deatgallant@tmbcdetroit.org ).

Click to View Tabernacle’s Reopening Plan