Reopening Plan

This has been a year to remember. In just a few short months, our church, our community, and our world have been disrupted and changed in a way that nobody could have imagined. As we reopen our Fall ministries (Children, Youth and Groups), we want to lean into our mission as we create safe environments that continue to inspire people to become wholehearted followers of Jesus.

What to Expect

What times are your in-person worship services?​  We offer two in-person worship services on Sundays at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. To allow proper social distancing in our sanctuary, these services will be limited to 180 people, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Fireside Chapel. 

Do I need to wear a facial covering? Yes. Facial coverings are required at all indoor services and events. This requirement does not apply to those who are exempt due to medical conditions, age, or other indicators as outlined in Governor Holcomb’s executive order. The pastor and worship team will also be exempt, but only when on the platform and proper social distance is maintained.  

I'm not ready to return. Will you continue to offer worship services online? YES! We will continue to stream our 11:00 a.m. service live. There are three ways to participate - Facebook, YouTube and our website.

Will you offer in-person children's (Joyland) and intermediate youth (ISM) ministry activities?​ Yes, Elementary and Preschool Joyland is available during both Sunday services, and ISM (grades 5-6) meets during the 11:00 service. Nursery options (ages 0-2) are still being evaluated at this time, but don't let that keep you from bringing your kids to church! If they wiggle, giggle or even wrestle around a little, we don't mind. We're family! We'll continue to offer all children's and youth lessons online as well.

What can I expect when I bring my Joyland kids and ISM youth to church? We're glad you asked! Check out this short video to see what's changed since you were last in Joyland and ISM - as well as what we're doing to keep your children and students safe!

Will offering boxes be accessible despite construction in the Cafe? Yes, we will have two offering boxes available - one is located inside the main entrance of the church building and the other is located just beyond the exit doors of the sanctuary. Because of your continued generosity, BRCC has been able to demonstrate God's love to so many in our local communities and globally. Thank you!

Will there be additional safety measures in place to protect attenders? Yes. We have implemented the following practices, in accordance with government and local health officials' recommendations:​

  • Ensure 6 feet between individuals or family units of the same households during services.

  • Space and mark seating.

  • Clean between each service and disinfect high-contact surfaces regularly. Restrooms will be cleaned after each service.

  • Place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations (e.g. bathroom, entry, exit) and staff, members, and guests are requested to sanitize their hands before entering the building.

  • Recommend non-contact greetings - waving, smiling, verbal greetings. 

  • No handouts - please sign up for our eNewsletter for events and activity information; download the YouVersion app for sermon notes.

  • The Café, coffee, and other self-service stations are closed.

  • Communion will be prepackaged to avoid contact.

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7480 US-52, New Palestine, IN 46163