Reopening Details

How we plan to move forward together
Service Times
  • 9-10am, First service in the Upper Room (masks required)
  • 10:30-11:30am, Second service in the Sanctuary, with modified Children’s Ministry available
  • Livestream service available at 10:30am, at cbcnashville.org/listen 
Building Safety Precautions
  • Building doors propped open for the duration of the morning, facilitating air flow and reducing touch-points
  • Hand sanitizer available at multiple locations
  • All persons serving in a volunteer position each week will need to verify and sign off that they have not had Covid-19 symptoms (View screening checklist here)
  • Greeters will wear masks and meet people outside/at the doors to help direct and welcome people
  • No offering taken (you can give online here, or use the drop boxes at the rear of the sanctuary)
  • Cleaning after every Sunday of all hard surfaces, door handles, tables, etc.
  • Water fountains blocked off
First Service
  • Masks required for every person over age 2, at all times
  • Limited singing
  • Please allow at least 6 feeet of social distancing between family groups
  • Pre-packaged communion units and other items such as monthly bulletins or children’s activity booklets will be available on a table in the entrance
  • Family service (no Children’s Ministry)
Second Service
  • Masks recommended but not required
  • Full worship service
  • Adjusted seating in the main Sanctuary to spread out rows at least 6′ apart
  • Pre-packaged communion units and other items such as monthly bulletins or children’s activity booklets will be distributed before the service by deacons wearing gloves
  • Coffee fellowship at 10am in the Connection Center for those desiring additional time to visit before the service
  • Children’s Ministry available for infants – 4th grade
Cleaning policy

Like many others, we’re taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends regular cleaning as one of the most important preventative measures we can take. We are reducing touch points around the building, and thoroughly cleaning/sanitizing hard surfaces between each group that using the building during the week. We will also have hand sanitizer throughout the building for your use, and sanitizing wipes/spray available where needed. 

Children's Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry is now being offered during the 10:30am service only. We have two classes available:
    • 4 years and under in the nursery wing, may be dropped off on arrival
    • 5 years – 4th grade, meets outside or in a large room upstairs, will join parents for worship service and be dismissed after the Scripture reading (approx. 10:45)
  • A stringent sick policy will be enforced – if any child appears feverish or registers a temperature over 100.4, has a runny/congested nose, cough, complains of sore throat/headache/muscle aches, we will ask you to please take your child home
  • Children’s Church for the older kids will consist of a Bible story and brief discussion time, prepackaged snack and water bottle, and free play/game time
  • Parents, please provide a sippy cup/bottle for your child in the “4 and under” class, as they may have trouble with water bottles
  • Activity booklets and prepackaged crayons provided each week for those who choose to remain in the service
  • Volunteers and children are not required to wear masks (this decision will be left up to each family)
  • We encourage you to talk with your kids about these changes and what to expect before coming to church, including that some adults will be wearing masks
Positive Test Response Plan
  • We ask people to let us know if they test positive in the week after attending a service
  • In the case of a positive test result from someone who attended a service, we will determine the best course of action based on the person’s exposure to the congregation on that particular Sunday.
  • While maintaining confidentiality, that course of action might include, but is not limited to:
    • Informing specific congregants of their possible exposure to COVID-19 while at church. Those specific people may be asked to stay at home the following Sunday. 
    • Informing the entire congregation of their possible exposure to COVID-19 while at church. If needed, we would close in-person services the following Sunday. 
    • Depending on the exposure, other mid-week gatherings may also be postponed. 
    • We ask anyone who is experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and livestream the service (https://youtu.be/o6Z1mhqOY0o).

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First Service (masks required) 9:00am  |  Second Service and Livestream 10:30am 

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