PHASE ONE SCHEDULE

Began June 21, 2020

Orland Park

15401 Wolf Road, Orland Park, IL 60467

Sundays 930am, 11am  //  Arabic at 1pm

Chicago

3647 W 83rd St, Chicago, IL 60652

Sundays at 10am  //   Espanol at 1130am

GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SAFELY

We will follow a timeline in accordance with CDC, Illinois, & Orland Park guidelines.

  • Our plan includes 3 phases of re-opening in accordance with CDC, White House, Illinois, and Orland Park guidelines.
  • We understand that this will be a long and gradual process with factors such as safety and awareness of current circumstances.
  • We will evaluate our guidelines and attendance policy monthly or sooner if merited.
  • An email will be sent outlining the process and steps we will be taking.

Regarding senior citizens & those with underlying health conditions.

  • Because of the dangers related to COVID-19, we are asking all members age 65 and older and members of all ages who have underlying health conditions such as breathing conditions, cancer treatments, suppressed immune systems, etc, to please stay home and continue worshipping via livestream during Phase I of our return.
  • To learn more about whether or not you are at greater risk, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html

Preparation for reopening our facilities.

  • Sanitizing facilities– Facilities will be sanitized before and after every service using CDC approved disinfectants.
  • Amenities– Restrooms and water fountains will be accessible based on the Phase criteria.
  • Volunteer training– Ushers and volunteers will need to be trained on proper protocol for social distancing. (Parking, Greeters, Ushers)
  • Communicate clearly– Clearly communicate the 3 phases for reopening our facilities to reduce confusion and alleviate concerns.

CRITERIA FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

DO'S & DON'TS

DO:

  • Be willing to have temperature taken.
  • Wear a mask (Ages 5+, Phases 1 & 2)
  • Wash hands before and after the services.
  • Stay 6 feet from others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Use hand sanitizer stations frequently

DON’T:

  • Shake hands.
  • Hug others
  • Come to church if you are sick.
  • Touch your face, nose, or mouth.
  • Leave trash in the auditorium.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each service. *Online preregistration is required for Orland Park English services in Phase 1-2.
  • Volunteers will take your temperature, using a no-contact thermometer, upon entering the building. If you have a temperature, you will not be admitted for the safety of others.
  • No one should plan to attend services who is known to have had any contact with known COVID-19 confirmed case, or is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Attenders are asked to wear a mask until further notice and to maintain six feet of distance when speaking to one another. Masks are available for those who have forgotten to bring one.
  • No one will be permitted into the auditorium without a mask. Adults and children age 5 and older will need masks.
  • There should be no gatherings at doorways or in the foyer. Please promptly exit.

ATTENDERS

  • No one should plan to attend services who is known to have had any contact with known COVID-19 confirmed case.
  • Attenders are asked to wear a mask until further notice and to maintain six feet of distance when speaking to one another.
  • Masks are available for those who have forgotten to bring one.
  • No one will be permitted into the auditorium without a mask.
  • Adults and children age 5 and older will need masks.
  • Offering plates will not be passed during the services. Secure receptacles (see appendix) will be available in the auditorium for you to drop your offering, or you are encouraged to use online giving.
  • The auditorium will be cleared at the end of each service and will remain closed until fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of the next service.

VOLUNTEERS

  • Volunteers will wear gloves and masks and will maintain social distancing of six feet at all times from the time we drive onto the property and exit our car until the time we get back into our cars after the service.
  • Auditorium doors will be propped open to avoid the touching of door handles.
  • Ushers will seat attenders before the services. Families will sit together. There will be at least 6 feet between families.
  • We will sit every other row, and staggered in the rows. Distancing will be kept in all directions—front, back, left, and right.
  • At the end of the services, ushers will dismiss attenders in a controlled orderly manner maintaining social distancing. Ushers may need to direct people to a specific exit door. There will be no gatherings at doorways, hallways, or foyer.

PHASE ONE

Began June 21, 2020

Worship Schedules

We are conducting multiple services in order to meet the guidelines to reduce the seating in the auditorium to less than 20% of capacity.

Sunday Mornings

CHICAGO (Updated beginning July 5)

  • English service- 1000am
  • Spanish service- 1130am

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- 930am &1100am (Preregistration required)
  • Arabic service– 100pm

Sunday Evenings- NO SERVICES.

We will continue with our current schedule of no evening services on Sunday.

Midweek Services- ALL SERVICES ONLINE

  • English service- Wednesday, 700pm
  • Spanish service- Wednesday, 700pm
  • Arabic service- Tuesday, 700pm

All services will continue to be offered online at www.ashburn.live or Facebook Live.

Ministries & Amenities

We anticipate expanding our ministries in incremental steps as guidance is received. Parents please note student and children ministry changes between Phases 1-3.

Small Groups

  • Small Groups will continue to meet online. If you are not currently attending an online group please learn more by visiting our website at www.ashburnbaptist.com.

Elevate Students

  • Elevate Students will continue to host online service each Wednesday at 700pm on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Nurseries & Children

  • Nurseries- Nurseries will not be provided. Children must sit with parents.
  • ABC Kids- There will be no ABC Kids ministry. Children must sit with parents.

Amenities

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be easily accessible.
  • Masks are mandatory for ages 5+. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, they will be supplied at the entrance.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Water fountains will not be available.

PHASE TWO

To Be Determined

Worship Schedules

We are conducting multiple services in order to meet the guidelines to reduce the seating in the auditorium to less than 20% of capacity.

Sunday Mornings

CHICAGO (Updated beginning July 5)

  • English service- 1000am
  • Spanish service- 1130am

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- 930am &1100am (Preregistration required)
  • Arabic service– 100pm

Sunday Evenings- NO SERVICES.

We will continue with our current schedule of no evening services on Sunday.

Midweek Services-

CHICAGO

  • Spanish service- Wednesday at 700pm
  • English service- Thursday at 700pm

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- Wednesday at 700pm (Fellowship Hall)
  • Arabic service– Tuesday at 700pm

All services will continue to be offered online at www.ashburn.live or Facebook Live.

Ministries & Amenities

Ministries and amenities will be modified and available in accordance with CDC guidance. in incremental steps. Parents please note student and children ministry changes for Phase 2.

Small Groups

  • Small Groups will begin to meet with specific criteria. A schedule will be provided.

Elevate Students

  • Elevate Students will begin with specific guidelines which will be provided.

Nurseries & Children

  • Nurseries- Nurseries will be available with specific guidelines which will be provided.
  • ABC Kids ABC Kids ministry will begin with specific guidelines which will be provided.

Amenities

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be easily accessible.
  • Masks are optional. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, they will be supplied at the entrance.
  • Restrooms and water fountains will be available.

PHASE THREE

To Be Determined.

Worship Schedules

Services will resume a full normal schedule.

Sunday Mornings

CHICAGO

  • English service- 1000am
  • Spanish service- 1130am

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- 1100am
  • Arabic service– 100pm

Sunday Evenings-

CHICAGO

  • English service- 500pm
  • Spanish service- 630pm

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- 600pm

Midweek Services-

CHICAGO

  • Spanish service- Wednesday at 700pm
  • English service- Thursday at 700pm

ORLAND PARK

  • English service- Wednesday at 700pm (Choir Room)
  • Arabic service– Tuesday at 700pm (Choir Room)

All services will continue to be offered online at www.ashburn.live or Facebook Live.

Ministries & Amenities

We anticipate all of our ministries and amenities to resume full schedules and activities.

Small Groups

  • Small Groups will begin to meet with a full normal schedule, which will be provided.

Elevate Students

  • Elevate Students weekly programming will resume normal scheduleS and activities.

Nurseries & Children

  • Nurseries- Nurseries will resume normal schedule.
  • ABC Kids ABC Kids will resume normal schedules and activities.

Amenities

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be easily accessible.
  • We will continue to abide by any recommendations from CDC and State of Illinois guidance.

RESOURCES

  • Center For Disease Control- Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html
  • State of Illinois– https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/
  • The White House- https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/
  • Illinois Baptist State Association- https://www.ibsa.org/church-helps/
  • The Village of Orland Park- https://orlandpark.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_14039774/File/covid/VOP%20Re-opening%20Plan%20Update%205-4.pdf
  • North American Mission Board (NAMB)- https://www.namb.net/pdf/practical-guidelines-for-returning-to-church/
  • First Liberty- https://firstliberty.org/news/reopening-places-of-worship