Indoor worship: FAQ

Oconee Street UMC offers indoor, in-person worship, but monitors pandemic conditions to make reasonable decisions to protect everyone in the congregation. Here are some common questions about our services.

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend? No, we will not check people’s vaccination status but we strongly encourage everyone in our church who can get vaccinated to take that step.

What is in-person worship like? In-person worship is a lot like the live-stream worship. If you are new to Oconee Street UMC or joined during pandemic and want to know more about what to expect inside the building, check out the Plan Your Visit page on this site.

Do I need to report my attendance for contract tracing purposes and how? We do not anticipate taking attendance at worship service, however, we do keep a record of attendees to small-group gatherings. 

What safety protocols will be in place for worship?

  • Everyone in the sanctuary is required to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status (The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend waiving this requirement for children under the age of 2). 
  • Everyone is asked to sit with some spacing between families.

Is there childcare? The church offers a nursery during 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, as well as for most special services.

Will you continue to live-stream the service? YES! We will continue to livestream the service, so worshippers can watch the Youtube livestream on phones or other devices from anywhere. A livestream also is available in Fellowship Hall (downstairs from the sanctuary) if you need more space.