Dear Church Member,
We are planning on having our first in-person church service on June 6. While we very much look forward to in-person worship, we all know that the COVID-19 virus emergency is far from over, and we all want to resume services while protecting each other and our extended family as much as possible.
With that in mind, as we resume in-person services, we will be doing so with multiple safety measures in place. As time goes on, modifications will be made to our measures, and we will keep you informed as these occur.
Summarized below are some of these measures:
The most important measure to help avoid virus spread is each of us individually. As you hopefully are aware, public health officials believe approximately 35% of virus transmittal has occurred from individuals with no symptoms of the virus. Given that, the best control we have is for each of us to assume we are carrying the virus and that we do not want to pass it on. If we can each think in these terms and stringently follow social distancing guidelines, the risk of transmission is far less.
If you or a member of your family unit has had fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea within 10 days of the church service, we are asking that you do not attend and take advantage of online services.
Upon arrival at the church, per California guidelines, there will be temperature check done. If you or a member of your family has a fever of 100.4 or over, you will be asked to return home and take advantage of online services.
California Stay-at-Home orders recognize the risk to vulnerable populations. These populations are defined by the CDC as individuals who are 65 years and older; live in a nursing home or long-term care facility; people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including: people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people who have serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised, people with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, people with liver disease. Since we want to help assure you and your family are safe, if you or a member of your cohabitating family unit fall within the definition of the vulnerable populations, we are encouraging you to continue to not attend in-person services at this time.
Per California State Guidelines, the maximum number of people that are allowed to attend are the lessor of 25% of the capacity of the sanctuary up to a maximum of 100.
Each of your family members must wear a mask at all times with the exception of children under age 2 and individuals with breathing difficulties.
Wash and/or sanitize your hands upon arrival (sanitation stations will be available) and any time after you move around, use the restroom, etc.
Fixed receptacles will be provided for offering, as offering plates will not be passed. You are also encouraged to continue to give your tithe and offering online via Adventist Giving.
While we all enjoy and are blessed by these activities, garden of prayer will not occur at this time.
Please be conscious to minimize touch to surfaces while at the church.
There will not be children’s programming available for kindergarten and under at this time. All children must be in direct supervision of their parents or guardian at all times.
There will be visual cues as to where you are not to sit in the sanctuary. At all times, while entering the sanctuary, moving around, etc., keep a minimum of six feet between you and others with the exception of your cohabitating family group. Please be careful to not sit in a pew in such a way as to force other attendees to go past you to sit in that pew.
Upon dismissal, continue to be mindful of the six-foot social distancing guidelines until you are back in your vehicle.
We are all looking forward to meeting in person. Let’s do everything we can to keep each other safe as we do so!
Joyfully serving Christ,
Live Streaming Church Services: https://www.facebook.com/whitememorialchurch/videos/643370386243452/
8:00 A.M "Sonrise" Service
9:30 A.M Sabbath School
10:45 A.M Worship Service
2:00 P.M The Rock Service
1) Online Donation: www.thewhite.org
2) or mail to: 401 North State St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
3) or use the dropbox next to the Gym anytime
4) Office hours below:
OFFICE HOURS FOR TITHE & OFFERINGS DROP OFF
(as instructed by the Southern California Conference Treasurer)
***Please ring the doorbell
MONDAY 9:00 AM—1:00 PM Pastor Berosil
TUESDAY 9:00 AM—1:00 PM Pastor Benjamin
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM—5:00 PM Pastor Kevin
THURSDAY 12:00 PM—4:00 PM Pastor Kevin
FRIDAY 10:00 AM—12:00 PM Pastor Benjamin