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COVID-19 FAQ

Before Attending In-Person | During In-Person Worship | Contact Tracing

We realize that you may have a lot of questions, and we want to give you the most updated answers to allow you to make the best decision for you and your family when it comes to participating in worship over the next few months. If you have a question that's not addressed here, please email us at [email protected]

Let us prepare ourselves with all the uncertainties, with all the needs, to cling to him and him alone — as we see this new thing (Isaiah 43:19) he is doing in our lives, in our city and in our church.

Know Before You Go

What does worship look like these days? 

We're offering our Sunday worship service in person and online each week. Registration is no longer required to attend in person. The Auditorium's balcony area is available for those who are unvaccinated and/or who'd prefer to social distance with masks.

Do I have to register to attend service?

No, registration is no longer required. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the service will begin at 10:30 a.m. We'd love for you to join us!

Can I invite a visitor? Will there be room for them?

Absolutely! Inviting friends, family, neighbors or coworkers is encouraged.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Masks are no longer required while in the Auditorium or Social Hall (downstairs). If you'd prefer to continue wearing one, though, please feel free. Everyone will be asked to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building, when in the lobby, and while in the restroom areas downstairs. Thank you for understanding!

What additional cleaning and disinfection measures will you take?

CDC guidelines will be followed, and frequently touched surfaces (such as door handles, pews, countertops and bathrooms) will be wiped down before and after service. Hand sanitizer will be available for use throughout the building.

Will we have access to the restrooms?

Yes, the restrooms will be open. However, restroom capacities will be limited, so please follow the markers and signage that will be on display.

Will those seeking wheelchair assistance have access to the sanctuary?

In order to follow necessary social distancing protocols, those seeking wheelchair assistance must arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of service, so an LSQ Operations worker and Ethical Culture staff member can assist them into the sanctuary. If you have further questions about this, please email [email protected]

What if we still don’t feel comfortable returning at this time? Will livestream be available?

That is perfectly ok! We strongly encourage individuals who are immunocompromised, considered to be high risk, unwell, unable or uncomfortable attending in-person services to stay at home and participate online via livestream.


What to Expect on Sunday

What time should I arrive?

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The doors will open at 10 a.m. 

Will you pass out printed bulletins?

Yes, but you can also access a digital version via the Redeemer app.

Will LSQ Kids be offered?

Yes, for babies through 6th grade. If you have any questions about this, please email [email protected]

Where can I park my stroller?

This is located at the YMCA near the check-in area.

How will you take up the offering?

Yes, we will have an offertory time during our service each week, so you will be able to give tithes and offerings in person as you feel led. You can also give online here.

Will you be serving communion? If so, are the elements allergy-friendly?

We plan to partake of the Lord's Supper each month on the first and third Sundays. You won't have to leave your seat to partake as our Communion team will distribute the elements at the designated time during the service. The wafer is gluten-free.

Will there be a Coffee Hour? Can I have food and beverages during service?

Yes! We hope you'll stay after service to engage with others in our church family. Additionally, you will be asked to finish or discard any food or beverages before entering the building. In the Auditorium, only beverages in a capped bottle will be permissible.


Contact Tracing

What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 after attending service?

If you test positive for COVID-19, your medical professional will let you know the proper reporting procedures. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 by Tuesday of that week after attending worship on Sunday (use the date of the test and not when you received the result), please email [email protected] Doing this will help us coordinate care for you while you are ill and, if necessary, notify the other Sunday service attendees about the potential of exposure.


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Virtual Worship on YouTube

We understand that you might not feel comfortable returning to Ethical Culture as soon as we return, which is totally okay. We'd love for you to connect with us from your home, so we'll continue to offer our weekly worship service on YouTube.

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