FAQs for Reopening
When are we reopening our church campuses?
We are reopening both our Fincastle and Highlands Campuses on May 17, 2020.
Will you continue to offer online services?
We will continue to broadcast both the 9:00AM & 10:45AM services from the Fincastle Campus via Facebook, our website and fincastlebaptist.online.church.
When will the services meet?
Presently we are not planning on changing the service times. Our Fincastle Campus will meet on Sunday at 9:00AM & 10:45AM and our Highlands Campus will meet at 10:45AM.
I have heard some churches have to pre-register or sign-up in advance to attend service. Do I need to sign-up?
NO. The capacity at both our Worship Centers should allow us to fit within the 50% requirement as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order 61 for Phase 1. We will have an overflow available in the gym at the Fincastle Campus and the multipurpose room at the Highlands Campus in the event we exceed capacity
What will the services be like?
Since we will not be offering Nursery, Preschool or Kids Church at either campus, we are planning more of a "family service" and our service should last no more than 60 minutes.
How do we plan to keep our campuses clean & people safe?
We are planning a “touch free” service. This means no bulletins or passing the offering plates and all doors will be opened so no one will have to touch a handle. Sermon notes will be available online here and we will encourage online giving, but we will also have offering boxes in back of the worship center(s). We will not be having a “greeting” time during the service and we will be encouraging people to NOT shake hands or hug, but to practice social distancing.
As per the Governor’s regulations, signs will be posted denying access to the building for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has had known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
Both campuses are receiving a deep cleaning. We have consulted with officials at Carillon Roanoke Memorial and will be disinfecting the worship centers each week with the same cleaning agents used in ambulances. In addition, we have purchased a commercial carpet cleaner to allow us to clean the chairs, pews and carpets.
As per the Governor’s Executive Order, we are encouraging everyone to wear a mask.
Seating will be limited to every other row. At the Fincastle Campus, we will alternate the open rows for each service so the 10:45am service will be seated in a row that was not used during the 9:00am service.