Q: When will Epiphany Fellowship reopen?
In-person Sunday gatherings will begin on August 22nd.

Q: How many services will there be when Epiphany reopens?
There will be one gathering at 11am. We will gradually add more Sunday gatherings in the future, but the date to add more services is TBD.

Q: How often can I attend?
Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday at 11am. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis… so please register early.

If you are unable to secure a spot for yourself and your family, we encourage you to join the waitlist. This will help us gauge how many people are ready to return to in-person gatherings as we prepare for future weeks.

Q: What if I would like to gather on Sunday, but I don’t want to (or can’t) wear a mask?
We are requiring all attendees to wear a mask while in the building (excluding children under the age of two). For those who are unable to wear a mask due to difficulty breathing, or for personal reasons, we kindly ask that you continue to join us via YouTube in this season.

Q: Can I attend without pre-registering? 
Because we are trying to maximize the occupancy of the entire room each week and create equity among as many as we can, we ask that you pre-register in order to attend a gathering. Registration is required to enter the building.

Q: What if I can no longer attend on a Sunday I registered for? 
Please cancel your registration in the Church Center App so that we can open up your spot(s) to another member.

Q: Can I bring a friend? 
Yes, but we ask that you have them pre-register to attend.

Q: What if I am serving? 
If you are scheduled to serve, you will still be required to register in order to attend on that given week. If a spouse or family member is joining you, you will need to add them to your registration or have them register.

Q: Is there a liability risk to us gathering?

Although there is an increased risk of transmitting Covid-19 anytime people are getting together, in order to mitigate as much risk as possible, the elders and staff  have developed a plan to return to gatherings with order and decency. Nevertheless, we want to remind everyone of the personal risk and liability each person is taking in choosing to gather with us. As such, all participants will be asked to agree to the following statement:

“By participating with us, you hereby affirm that you understand the potential health risk of attending a large gathering. You also agree to release and hold harmless Epiphany Fellowship Church and its employees from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from you or your family attending an official church gathering, should anyone in your household become infected with Covid-19.”

Q: How are you working to keep us safe and healthy?

While we are excited to see an increasing number of people getting vaccinated and a drop in the infection rate, we know that we still need to be wise about how we protect you from COVID-19. As we reopen, we’ll continue to follow public health best practices. This includes requiring temperature checks and masks for all persons in attendance. We are also limiting capacity at in-person gatherings. We’ve installed sanitation stations throughout our building and signage reminding everyone to mask up and wash and sanitize their hands.

In addition to all of this, we’ve spent much time in prayer, planning, and seeking counsel from medical professionals. As we learn more about this disease and the risk of transmission drops, we’ll be adjusting our protocols accordingly.

Q: Will my information be turned over to contact tracers in the event someone tests positive with Covid-19 shortly after gathering with us?
No. If we are notified of a confirmed Covid-19 case after someone has recently gathered with us, we will send out a notification to those who attended the gathering and encourage the infected person to reach out to anyone specifically they might have had close contact with, but as a church, we do not plan on turning over any information to contact tracers.      
If you have specific questions that are not addressed in this regathering guide, please don’t hesitate to reach out and email admin@epiphanyfellowship.org.