COVID-19

For the safety of our congregation and the community, the Admin Council voted to move most of our ministries to over the phone and online. Sunday morning worship experiences are available online and through call-to-listen by phone. 

Church Open Levels Chart

Maize Manor UMC Open Levels

Revised 11/4/2020

The current global pandemic is an evolving situation. As such, our reopening plan is not linear. We do not presume to know when and how the pandemic will spread, so we are not pretending to set dates or timelines in stone. Rather, we are making flexible plans to use in accordance with various levels of threats from the virus. Our intention is to loosely follow Ohio’s Risk Levels assessments with the following levels of ministry activities, while erring on the side of caution and patience as we move between levels. (For more information, read the COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines handout.) These church guidelines may be re-evaluated as necessary.

LEVEL 0 – OPEN DOORS

YELLOW ALERT LEVEL 1 – CRACKED DOORS

ORANGE ALERT LEVEL 2 – WATCHED DOORS

RED ALERT LEVEL 3 – KEYED ENTRY

PURPLE ALERT LEVEL 4 – LOCKDOWN

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NO ALERT LEVEL 0 – OPEN DOORS

The BUILDING is OPEN!

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YELLOW ALERT LEVEL 1 – CRACKED DOORS

WELCOME MINISTRIES

    • Church Chats gather by phone/video chat.
    • Congregational care by phone, email, etc.
    • Special Events (weddings, funerals, etc.)
      • Funerals: onsite with <45 people (~15% capacity) or outdoors. The pastor will not be conducting indoor funerals offsite.
      • Weddings: onsite with <45 people (~15% capacity) or outdoors.

LOVE MINISTRIES

    • Most small groups gather by phone/video chat.
    • Some small groups may be permitted to gather in person. Proper mask-wearing is mandated. All small groups need to get approval through the office for their social distancing plan. 
    • Preschool: applicable state guidelines.

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

    • Primary Sunday worship experiences are online-radio.

SERVE MINISTRIES

    • No-contact drive-thru produce.
    • Walk-in Closet open by appointment for 1+ households/day.

WITNESS MINISTRIES

    • The Jesus Show.
    • Church Event: Worship on the Lawn with themed activities.
    • Community Events: Low-contact drive-thru in nature.
    • Online Relational Evangelism.

OFFICE

    • Staff may work from home provided all necessary tasks are completed.
    • Staff are to stay home for assessment for two weeks if they show any COVID-19 symptoms. Quarantine days do not count as sick days.
    • Regularly Meeting Non-Church Groups may gather at approximately 25% room capacity.
    • Not Regularly Meeting Non-Church Groups may gather at approximately 25% room capacity.
    • Work Crews may gather onsite outside or <10 people.
    • Masks required at ALL church gatherings for everyone 2+ years old.
    • The building will be cleaned/disinfected as needed.

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ORANGE ALERT LEVEL 2 – WATCHED DOORS

Follow all guidelines from YELLOW ALERT with additional restrictions:

WELCOME MINISTRIES

    • Special Events (weddings, funerals, etc.)
      • Funerals: onsite with <30 people (~10% capacity) or outdoors. The pastor will not be conducting indoor funerals offsite.
      • Weddings: onsite with <30 people (~10% capacity) or outdoors.

LOVE MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

SERVE MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

WITNESS MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

OFFICE

    • Not Regularly Meeting Non-Church Groups may not gather indoors.

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RED ALERT LEVEL 3 – KEYED ENTRY

Follow all guidelines from ORANGE ALERT with additional restrictions:

WELCOME MINISTRIES

    • Special Events (weddings, funerals, etc.)
      • Funerals: onsite with <20 people (~7% capacity) or outdoors. The pastor will not be conducting indoor funerals offsite.
      • Weddings: onsite with <20 people (~7% capacity) or outdoors.

LOVE MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

SERVE MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

WITNESS MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

OFFICE

    • (See previous level)

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PURPLE ALERT LEVEL 4 – LOCKDOWN

Follow all guidelines from RED ALERT with additional restrictions:

WELCOME MINISTRIES

    • Special Events (weddings, funerals, etc.)
      • Funerals: onsite with <10 people or outdoors. Pastor will not be conducting indoor funerals offsite.
      • Weddings: onsite with <10 people or outdoors.

LOVE MINISTRIES

    • All small groups gather by phone/video chat.

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

    • (See previous level)

SERVE MINISTRIES

    • The Walk-in Closet will be CLOSED.

WITNESS MINISTRIES

    • No Worship on the Lawn.
    • No Community Events beyond basic necessity giveaways.

OFFICE

    • Regularly Meeting Non-Church Groups may gather with <10 people.