Midweek Update 

Online Giving Sunday Worship Guide Updates Video Archive

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When we will regather?

We will regather for worship services on our church campus starting Sunday, July 5. Governor Brian Kemp has advised that groups of more than 50 can meet as long as social distancing measures are in place. We will ask attendees to register online for the service of their choice so we can better assure groups/individuals sit six feet apart.

We will block off every other row in the worship center. After the first service, we will move the cordon to block off the alternate every other row so people sit in different rows in each service. Families and willing groups may sit together, but we ask that people who are not together leave three empty seats on either side of themselves or their group.

Families and groups who gather regularly with each other may sit together.

We welcome all people but encourage the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to please stay home and enjoy our weekly livestream at www.pabc.org/live. Please make health decisions that are best for you and your family.

Will we immediately return to our regular schedule?

We will begin with Sunday Morning worship services and preschool childcare ONLY. Adult Community Groups will continue to meet on Zoom. On Sundays, we plan to maintain our two worship services at the following traditional times:

  • First Service: 9:15 a.m.
  • Second Service: 10:45 a.m.

We will offer overflow seating in Rooms 1118/1119/1121 on the main hall, where we will project the live service onto screens for people who don’t know about registration and are walk-ins. The same physical distancing requirements will be in place there.

We will shorten services to approximately 50 to 55 minutes to allow time for sanitization of surfaces and restrooms, and to allow time for worshippers to return home for Community Group meetings via Zoom. Some Community Groups may need to adjust class schedules to allow for travel time to and from the church campus.

Will there be childcare?

Childcare is available only for bed babies through K4. Parents who wish to use preschool childcare must register in advance at www.pabc.org/rsvpRegistrations must be made no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday before Sunday service. We will clean restrooms after each child’s visit, and we will use a separate set of toys in each room during each service hour. We also will clean and sanitize all rooms and toys before the following week’s services.

What are the physical distancing guidelines?

With no elementary or student programming on campus, we ask families to stay together. It is best to seat your children with you and not allow them to sit separately with friends.

We will observe social distancing guidelines, spreading families and individuals apart with at least three empty seats between families/groups. In order to assure safety in sitting together, please wait outside before coming in to be seated if your entire family has not arrived. After the service, ushers will dismiss row by row, back to front.

  • Doors will open 30 minutes before each service.
  • The doors at A, B, C, and D entrances will be propped open. All other doors will be locked.
  • All parking lots will be open, and parking lot shuttles will run as usual.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • We will ask our greeters to practice contactless greeting.
  • We will sanitize surfaces and restrooms between the two services.
  • We will not offer printed bulletins until further notice. Please continue to look for all church information on our website and in our midweek emailed newsletter featuring Pastor Josh’s video.
  • We will not pass a collection plate during service. We encourage the continued use of online giving. You may also deposit contributions in boxes at the exit doors of the worship center. You may also deposit contributions in the drop box at the front door of the church office building at 2131 Ruth Jackson Road.
  • The Coffee Shop will be closed until further notice. You may bring your own beverage in a container with a top.
  • Please do not linger between services (to make room for people arriving for the second service).
  • Please take care to practice social distancing during your conversations and congregating.

Are masks required?

Masks are optional for all people but our staff, who will wear them for at least a few weeks as we monitor Covid-19 developments. A limited number of masks are available at each entrance if you do not have your own.

What precautions can people take when they come to Prince Avenue Baptist Church?

We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the Coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a mask if desired.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay at home if you have been exposed to anyone exhibiting symptoms in the previous two weeks.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if you are in a vulnerable population (individuals with underlying health conditions and those with compromised immune systems). Anyone 60 and over is welcome to attend. Please make health decisions that are best for you and your family.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your inner elbow.
  • Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.

How will Community Groups fit into the new schedule?

Community Groups will remain online via Zoom for the time being. Community Group leaders will decide their class schedule based on needs of the class. If you would like to join a Community Group, email Community Pastor Scott Moody at smoody@pabc.org.

Additional Information

  • With the exception of some family ministry events, we discourage any other gatherings on the church campus for this first phase of reopening during the month of July.
  • Please check the midweek email for Pastor Josh’s video and other updates.
  • Church offices are open and our entire staff is available. You may contact our staff at 678-753-3100.
  • Through July and into August, we will monitor Covid-19 developments and adjust plans as necessary.
  • We want everyone to stay safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Contact Us

Prince Avenue Baptist Church
Address: 3691 Monroe Hwy Bogart, GA 30622
Mailing Address: 2131 Ruth Jackson Rd. Bogart, GA 30622
Phone Number : 678.753.3100

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