COVID-19 Update
June 16, 2021
In keeping with the recent changes Humboldt County and the California Department of Public Health has made to their guidelines regarding COVID-19, First Covenant Church of Eureka presents its updated guidelines for in-person worship beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021

Before you come to church

  • Masking is now optional, however, the health department continues to urge caution to those who are unvaccinated and strongly encourages them to continue to follow public health guidelines regarding masking.
  • If you are not feeling well, have a cough, or a fever, we ask that you please attend the online service instead of attending in-person
  • If you are feeling fine but are still hesitant to congregate around other people, please feel free to join us for online worship until you feel ready to come.

Children’s Classes and Nursery

  • Children’s Church will be held each Sunday during the second half of the worship service.  Children will be dismissed at that time and with the Children’s Church leaders to head to the Fellowship Hall for Children’s Church.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to go with their children over to Children’s Church if they so choose to make them more comfortable.
  • Children’s activity bags will still be available at the Fellowship Hall to help keep your ‘wiggly worshipers’ busy during the morning service.  A limited number of tables will be available in the Fellowship Hall for families to use.

When you arrive at church

  • Worshipers can choose to attend either in the Sanctuary, Peterson House or in the Fellowship Hall.  The service will be live-streamed from the Sanctuary to the Peterson House and Fellowship Hall.  
  • Paper Bulletins will now be available at the entrance of the Sanctuary (we kindly as that you only take one bulletin per family).  The bulletin will also be available on our website. 
  • Please respect each other’s personal space and wishes in regard to hugging, shaking hands etc.
  • We will not be passing offering plates, but there will be offering baskets near the exit doors.  If you prefer, you can keep giving online or by snail mail as well.  
  • On Communion Sundays, we will be handing out communion packets at the entrances of the buildings.

Other things to Note

  • If you have a prayer request, you can fill out a prayer request form at the prayer request station.  Take a “clean” pen to write with, and after you use the pen, place the used pen in the “used” pens container.  Place the prayer request sheet in the offering basket at the exit. 
  • For the additional comfort and safety we have installed UV-C sanitizers on both of the sanctuary HVAC systems.

We are pleased to be able to take a small step back toward normality, but we want everyone to feel welcome at First Covenant Church whether they choose to mask or choose not to mask.  We continue to request everyone’s cooperation in providing a healthy environment for all.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.