In-Person Service are back!
In-Person Services are back! While carefully observing the COVID-19 guidelines and best practices for Places of Worship in Massachusetts, we’re hosting both 9 am & 11am in-person services each Sunday (along with our online, live-hosted services at 9 & 11 each week).
If you’d like to join us in person, we ask two things: first, please review the “What to Expect” section below. Then, when you’re ready to join us, please register by clicking on the “Registration” button below.
We can’t wait to have you join us in person again. Hope to see you this Sunday!
What to Expect
We are offering two Sunday services, at 9am and 11am, with limited seating. The Park, Kids Town, The LOFT, Family Room and Cafe will not be open on Sundays for now. Please continue to take advantage of weekly online programming and resources for children and teens.
We’re doing everything we can to provide a safe environment, but we can’t eliminate all risk. Therefore, we echo the CDC recommendations that at-risk and vulnerable individuals stay at home and continue to enjoy our online services. Also, please stay at home if you are ill, or if you’ve been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
We will be seating families/households together with a safe 6-foot distance between neighboring families, allowing for up to 250 attendees (25% of capacity) in the service. Because of the limited seating, we are asking that you register for the service to help fully utilize available seating. Registration will be open the week before and you will be notified by email with a registration link. For those attendees who do not register, we will have limited overflow seating available in The LOFT for viewing the service on video.
Both front and back doors are open beginning the weekend of April 11th. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time when the doors will open and seating will begin. As you come into church we ask that you keep social distance from others just as you would in other buildings open to the community. In accordance with state guidelines and out of consideration for others, we request that you remain contact-free, refraining from handshakes and hugs.
Per the Massachusetts guidelines, we are requiring all staff, volunteers, and attendees to wear face masks when entering and leaving the building and at other times when maintaining social distance is not possible.
We offer open seating with the request that you keep 3 chairs between you and the next party. We also ask that you keep in mind our seating limitations as you choose your seat and try to make maximum use of each row.
We will be using digital bulletins to avoid the handling of paper. Please visit our mobile app or refer to the weekly email for announcement information.
We will not be passing the offering baskets. We continue to encourage you to give online, through the mail, or by bringing your offering to Sunday service and using the offering boxes as you leave. If you have not set up online giving and would like to, please visit capecodchurch.com/give.
We will be opening our restrooms for your convenience; however, we are encouraging minimal use as it is difficult to maintain social distance and avoid touching surfaces. We will be cleaning and disinfecting restrooms before and after services.
After the service, we will ask everyone to leave the facility without congregating in the lobbies and hallways (in accordance with state guidelines). Feel free to catch up on the outside patio, but we ask you to keep the exit path clear for others who are leaving the service.
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Air Circulation
For everyone’s well-being, we are following the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting including use of our specialized hospital-grade disinfectant sprayer, and CDC cleaning checklists for every area used in the facility. Hand sanitizer will be available at stations near the auditorium entrances. During Sunday services, we will be use our HVAC systems and lobby fans to increase air circulation throughout the occupied space