Is there anyone who should not attend indoor services? People over the age of 65 and those with compromised immune systems are encouraged to stay home and watch online. Please join us online if you currently have these symptoms or have had them in the last week: fever over 100 degrees, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath or contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the last 14 days).
New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time.
Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging following recommendations from the CDC
Will the music and preaching be live in the room? Or just a video playing? The service in the Sanctuary will be live in-person! To create an option for families with small children and make sure we have room for everyone, we will be streaming the service to our downstairs Overflow area.
Do we have to wear masks? Will we have masks available if I do not have one? Yes, we will require the proper use of masks until further notice. Please have them on before entering any building. We regret to inform you that gaiter and bandana face coverings will not be acceptable. We have masks available if you do not have one.
Can we sing? Yes! For the time being, we can sing with masks in place.
Will the restrooms be open? Currently our main level bathroom is under renovation. Please utilize the restrooms located in the lower level.
Will we receive a physical bulletin? For the time being, our weekly Enews Bulletin will continue to be digital only. If you would like to subscribe to this weekly publication, please email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Will there be areas of the church campus cordoned off? Some campus buildings and rooms may be accessible, but only to those individuals participating in previously-approved church activities. Folks entering these spaces must adhere to the same guidelines as noted here (mandatory masks, 25% capacity and 6-feet of distance).
Will the drinking fountains be open? Filling a water bottle is recommended rather than drinking directly from the fountain.
Are people allowed to stick around after the service and fellowship? We are encouraging everyone to make their way out of the buildings fairly quickly after the conclusion of each service/activity to avoid close physical contact with others. You are welcome to continue conversations outside of the buildings at the appropriate distance.
What is MBC’s plan if someone presents signs of illness? Will you be able to safely take a temperature reading if necessary? We will have a touchless forehead thermometer available to take temperatures. If you have a temperature over 100 degrees, we will kindly ask you to leave and encourage you to watch our services online at home out of respect for others in attendance. If a child presents signs of illness, we will take them to the check-in area and take their temperature. If it is over 100 degrees, we will notify the parents to come pick them up.
Can I sit with someone not in my family unit? We strongly recommend sitting with your family unit, but if both you and the individual/family are comfortable, you may join someone outside your family unit if there is space in their group of seats.
Are we capping the attendees per service? Yes. We will only accommodate as many people in each venue as allows for 25% of capacity and 6 feet of space between family units.
What if I miss my scheduled time, can I come to another service? Yes, but please make every effort to attend the service for which you have registered. This will help us keep proper numbers and leave space for visitors.
Is it ok for me to bring a snack for my child during service? We encourage you to enjoy a healthy breakfast at home and to please refrain from bringing food or beverages into the building.
Will we offer children’s programming? Yes. Children’s programming details can be viewed on our MBC Kids page.
Will we have a self-serve nursery available? The Nursery is not available at this time, but the Overflow space is accommodating for little ones and noise-friendly. We know that babies and children make unavoidable sounds during church! We hope to reopen the nursery in coming weeks.
Will we have coffee and refreshments available? Not at this time, but we hope to add in the future. Please enjoy at home before coming to service.
Will the Library be open? It will be closed for the time being.
Will there be any new volunteer positions you’ll need to serve with hospitality or maintain new cleaning guidelines? Yes, additional help is always needed and very much welcomed! Contact Scott Rajoppi to learn more about serving opportunities (email@example.com).