FAQs: Sunday Worship Services

What are worship services at Proclamation?

Our corporate worship services are the highlight of the week for us. Each service is an opportunity for the people of God to meet together to worship the Lord Jesus Christ through singing, sharing, fellowship, prayer, and hearing the Word of God faithfully preached. 

What are the service options for the weekend?

We have two services in Windsor and we are located at 100 Pigeon Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095. Please click on the link below to see service times and details.

Due to the colder fall weather, we are moving both of our services indoors with masks required when moving around the building and when the minimum 6-foot social distancing requirement is not possible.

Should I stay home?

Hebrews 10:24-25 exhorts us to not neglect our meeting together as is the habit of some. That being said, we understand and appreciate that there are valid reasons to temporarily refrain from joining us in person. Please love one another well by considering the following reasons to stay home for a particular week:

  • If you feel sick or you are running a fever.
  • If you are under quarantine restrictions.
  • If you are in a high-risk category.
  • If you do not feel comfortable with attending large-group gatherings.

What kind of safety precautions are in place for the services?

The entire building is cleaned and sanitized each week. All bathrooms will be open and available in the church buildings. We will have sanitation wipes inside all bathrooms. Our request is that you wipe down the bathroom before and after it is used, including the door handles, leaving it sanitized for the next person. We will have one sanitation station located near the entrace to the sanctuary—complete with hand-sanitizer, masks, and tissues.

In submission to Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 13A, the Town of Windsor's Emergency Order, and the CDC guidelines regarding masks, our indoor service is considered mask-mandatory. The following is our policy here at Proclamation:

Indoors

  • When moving around the building and when the minimum 6-foot social distancing requirement is not possible, masks are required.
  • We will, however, arrange the chairs in the sanctuary in order to provide and maintain the required 6-feet of social distance. Therefore, once you have reached your seat, you are free to remove your mask, if you desire, while participating in the different aspects of the service.

Outdoors

  • Masks are not required when outdoors.

How can I serve others during the service?

As you consider attending one of our in-person services, please love one another well by exercising the following COVID-19 etiquette:

  • Please make it a habit to wash your hands and use the available hand sanitizer.
  • Please maintain the 6-foot social distancing recommendation.
  • Please bring your own mask with you (extras will be available at the sanitation station near the entrance to the sanctuary).
  • Please put your mask on before approaching and talking with a person who is already wearing their mask. Assume that will make them feel more comfortable.

What will the worship service look like?

Our order of service will include the following components:

  • Call to Worship
  • Congregational Singing (3-4 songs)
  • Congregational Sharing & Prayer
  • Sermon
  • Closing Song
  • Benediction

*We will take the Lord's Supper once a month. To keep it as safe as possible, masks and gloves will be used during the preparation of the elements and the elements will remain covered during the service.

What is the plan for children?

We will provide nursery (Birth – 2 years), Kinder Kids (3 – 5 years), Younger Kids (1st – 3rd grades), and Older Kids (4th – 6th grades) for each Sunday service where kids will have a great time learning through games, activites, and Bible studies. We are also happy to provide the following resources during the service: 

  • Children's Service Bulletin
  • Children's Sermon Outline

The Conference Room will be available for parents with young children and the Pastor's Office will be available for nursing mothers with babies. The services will be livestreamed on the televisions in these rooms.

 

What kind of safety precautions are in place for the nursery and Kinder Kids?

  • Classrooms will be sanitized before and after each class.
  • Parents will check in their child(ren) at the Proclamation Kids table located by the tent (outdoor service) or in the foyer (indoor service).
    • All children will receive a touchless temperature screen by a childcare coordinator.
    • Any child with a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be permitted in Proclamation Kids.
    • Children with temperatures lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be given a wristband that will permit them entrance into the Proclamation Kids classroom.
  • We will provide separate toy bins for the 9 AM and 11 AM services. All toys from the 9 AM service will be removed from the room prior to the arrival of children for the 11 AM service. These toys will be sanitized prior to the following week's service. A new bin of toys will be provided for children at the 11 AM service.

Will there be a fellowship time after the service?

At the conclusion of the service, please feel free to visit with others outdoors while being mindful of the recommended COVID-19 etiquette. We will have a coffee and snack tent sent up in our front yard by 10:30 AM so that folks finishing the 9 AM service can fellowship with folks coming early for the 11 AM service. The plan is to have coffee, fruits, and packaged snacks available under the tent.

Are there opportunities to serve at the services?

Yes! There are currently opportunities to serve with setup, tear down, cleaning, sanitizing, the music team, and Proclamation Kids. If you are willing and able to serve in any of these areas, please email the church office at office@christproclamation.org.

Final Encouragement

As a final encouragement, we are aware that while we are all facing challenges related to COVID-19, we are doing so in a variety of ways. There are varying challenges, convictions, comforts, and concerns. As we see so clearly in the life of Christ, we must be careful to consider the interests of others as more important than ourselves (Philippians 2:3). This worldwide pandemic and the implications for gathering together in the midst of it bring us an opportunity to exercise the particularly beautiful Christian virtues of love, humility, and forbearance. We have a chance to demonstrate in such a practical way that our identity is not in ourselves, our preferences, or our comforts, but in the Lord Jesus Christ. So, let us live out what we proclaim to believe, that our hope, joy, and peace are not primarily in this world, but in Jesus Christ and the salvation that is ours in Him!