Hello Bright City Family and Guests,

Here is our most up-to-date plans in response to COVID-19. The key points are in bold. Bright City is taking a phased approach to regathering indoors based on hitting objective numbers regarding COVID. We have moved into stage CLEAR (The phases are outlined below). Please email church@brightcitychurch.com with any questions.

Key points:

  • We will resume weekly indoor services beginning Sunday, July 11th at 9am & 10:30am. We can’t wait!
  • We will continue streaming weekly online at brightcity.live.

*Online services are recorded one week ahead of time. This means all in-person services will stream the following Sunday.

 

Safety Protocols for Indoor gatherings:

  • Masks are optional everywhere except in Kid City.
  • We will provide red, yellow, and green wristbands for you to indicate your comfort level in engaging with others
  • Currently, no coffee will be served
  • Kid City will be open but all Kid City Servant Leaders and kids 5+ will be required to wear masks.

 

Regathering Stages:

Stage Red

Guiding indicators: 

-Durham County 7 day running average of new cases rising or plateauing

-Percentage of positive test outcomes over 5%

 

Policy:

-No indoor/in theater worship gatherings

-Continue once-a-month outdoor gatherings at Old Mill Farm

-Services will be streamed on Sundays at 10:30am at brightcity.live

-Small groups and other gatherings remain outside, observing social distancing and wearing masks

-Leadership/Advisory/staff Meetings are over zoom or outdoor

-Pastoral care and meetings are outdoor at coffee shops, or over zoom

-Worship can record indoor, with masks worn by all except vocalists, and socially distanced.

 

Stage Yellow

Guiding indicators: 

-Durham County 7 day running average of new cases decreasing

-Percentage of positive test outcomes below 5%

 

Policy:

-Resume indoor worship services at the AMC at 30% capacity, or what is allowed for theaters by the state at that time (not every week initially). *This is also contingent upon having sufficient servant leaders to provide a great Sunday morning experience. This capacity based on NC guidelines: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/business/businesses-and-employers

-Services will be streamed on Sundays at 10:30am at brightcity.live

-Small groups and other gatherings remain outside, observing social distancing and wearing masks

-Leadership/Advisory/staff Meetings are over zoom or outdoor

-Pastoral care and meetings are outdoor at coffee shops, or over zoom

 

 

Stage Green

Guiding indicators: 

-Percentage of positive test outcomes moves below 2%

 

Policy:

-Increase indoor worship services to 60% capacity at the AMC, or what is allowed for theaters by the state at that time (not every week initially)

-Services will be streamed on Sundays at 10:30am at brightcity.live

-Small groups and other gatherings may resume meeting inside at their discretion, observing social distancing and wearing masks

-Leadership/Advisory/staff may return to meeting indoor as team members are comfortable

-Pastoral care and meetings can resume indoor, or may continue over zoom

 

All Clear

Guiding Indicators:

-A vaccine or an effective treatment for Covid-19 is widely available.

-Infection rate is low, widespread testing is available, outbreaks contained

 

Policy:

-Restrictions on attendance for in-person gatherings are lifted (as allowed by state guidelines)

-All church activities may resume as normal

-In-person pastoral care continues following appropriate safety recommendations from public health officials. 

 

Sunday Regathering frequency based on Servant Leader availability:

Every 3 weeks: Servant leader team at 30%

Every other week: Servant leader team at 60%

Every week: Servant Leader team at 75%

 

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters. Please pray with us for wisdom as we continue to move forward as a church. We are very excited about the future of Bright City and we are so glad that you are a part of it!