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Frequently Asked Questions About our Indoor Worship Services

Frequently Asked Questions About our Indoor Worship Services

A few months ago, due to a change in regulations for Montgomery County, we were able to discontinue pre-registration, check-in, and social distancing. However, based on a vote from the Spencerville Church Board, masks are once again required for all indoor events at the Church beginning Thursday, November 4, 2021. This includes Sabbath School classes and both worship services. It remains our long-term goal to be a church without masks. We will continue to keep you up to date in this very fluid time.

Common Questions

Do I still need to sign-up to attend?

No. There is no longer a requirement to pre-register or check-in when attending indoor worship services.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Yes. Masks are required for all indoor activities at Spencerville Church.

When are your worship services held?

Our in-person worship services will take place at 9:00 A.M. for our first worship service and at 11:30 A.M. for the second worship service. Both are presently held indoors in our sanctuary. In addition, our live-streamed online worship service has also moved to 11:30 A.M. on Saturday mornings and can be accessed on our YouTube channel or right here on the Spencerville Church website.

How many people are allowed in the building?

All capacity limits have been lifted, and we have returned to our full sanctuary capacity.

What about Sabbath School classes?

Our adult Sabbath School classes have started to return. For the latest information on which classes are meeting, we invite you to sign up for our email newsletter, which will provide the latest information on Sabbath School classes and worship services each Friday afternoon. See the information below for more on our children’s Sabbath School classes.

Will there still be an outdoor worship service option?

No. Our 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship service have moved back into the sanctuary.

Will the online worship service still be available?

Absolutely! We will continue to offer a high-quality streaming experience on our YouTube channel and here on the Spencerville Church website. A number of our local members, as well as many who are new to our community, have told us that they will continue to engage with our worship services online, as they’ve been doing throughout the pandemic.

What if I’m not yet comfortable with attending a worship service?

That’s okay! Many people have different comfort levels, so please do what you feel is best for you and your family. We’re happy to have you join us for worship, whether in person or online!

Will there be congregational singing as part of the worship service?

Yes. One of the primary reasons the Spencerville Church Board recently voted to reinstate the mask requirement was to preserve and maintain congregational singing as part of our worship service.

Can I still give my tithe and offering during the service?

Presently, we have made the decision not to pass the offering plates during the worship service. It is still our preference that all giving be done online. However, we understand that online may not be an option for everyone. Therefore, we’ve set up giving boxes, beautifully handmade by one of our members, in the church foyer. If you require tithe and offering envelopes, please contact the church office, and we will mail them to you.

Health and Safety

I’ve been vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask?

Yes. Beginning November 6, 2021, the mask mandate has returned for all indoor activities at Spencerville Church—regardless of vaccination status.

What if I’m not feeling well?

If you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, including:

  • Coughing, difficulty breathing, loss of taste, etc.
  • Close personal contact with anyone known to have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within the past two weeks.
  • A fever of 100.4 over the last 72 hours.

If any of the above apply to you, please stay home and worship with us online

Parking and Arrival

Where should I park?

You may park wherever it’s convenient within the Spencerville Church parking lot.

Will the restrooms be open?

Yes, but to be sensitive to the different needs and feelings about personal space.

Will the mother’s room be open?

Yes. The mother’s room will be open for a mother to change or feed her child as needed. However, due to the limited capacity in this room, please do not use it as a location for viewing the entire service.

Sabbath School

What about Sabbath School classes for our Elementary-aged children?

At this time, we are in a period of flux for our children’s classes. Our children’s Sabbath School classes are expected to return to their classrooms on Sabbath, December 4, 2021. For the latest information, we invite you to sign up for our Kids Ministry newsletter.

What about Sabbath School for the Middle School and Youth classes?

Our Youth and Middle School classes are meeting in person at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday mornings. At this time, there is no online option for either class. If you have questions about the classes, please contact Pastor Matthew Piersanti.

What about our Collegiate and Young Adult Sabbath School classes?

They are remaining online until further notice. Please contact our Collegiate Sabbath School coordinator, Caleb Salazar, for more information.

What’s the plan for adult Sabbath School classes?

As mentioned above, a majority of our adult Sabbath School classes have returned to meeting in person. For the latest information on which classes are meeting, we invite you to sign up for our email newsletter, which will provide the latest information on Sabbath School classes and worship services each Friday afternoon. Again, we are grateful to our Sabbath Schools and small groups, which have exhibited the hand of Jesus from week to week during the pandemic!