In the month of October will continue to hold limited capacity in-person services while also providing an online worship experience for your safety and well-being. Our schedule in October has been updated:
MORNING WORSHIP | 9:30 or 11am
Join us at 9:30am OR 11am on campus as we offer two identical worship services each Sunday morning.
EVENING WORSHIP | 6pm
There will also be a different evening worship service at 6pm.
Feel free to continue to worship from home by joining us online if it’s not yet time for you to return. The 9:30am and 6pm services will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and our website. The services will be available to watch anytime on-demand on all three platforms.
Click the link below to read Pastor Neal’s October letter to the church. This should answer any questions you may have and give greater insight into our heart, vision, and plans as we’re asking the question: How do we chart a faithful path forward?
Feel free to reach out to us at anytime with further questions at email@example.com. And thank you for your patience, flexibility, and kindness during this time of uncertainty and change for our world and God’s church.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will I be safe?
We are prepared for you for your visit. The worship space and any other public spaces are clean and will be cleaned before and after services. We seek to provide a safe, convenient, and worshipful experience for you and your family. If you feel comfortable, we feel comfortable.
We will also keep an eye on attendance without “taking attendance”. We do not plan to use the registration system moving forward.
2. Where do I go?
There will be signs and a welcome team directing you from the road to the worship center. There will be two main entrances/exits to the worship center: the doube doors on the west and east sides of the church.
3. Do I have to wear a mask?
While we as a church will not mandate face coverings, we do encourage you to wear one as a means of precaution and kindness. As you enter, fellowship, and exit, please keep your face covering on. You’re welcome to leave it on or take it off as you’re comfortable at your seat while physically distanced from other families. Our leaders and welcome team will be wearing face coverings with the exception of when leading from the platform and distanced from one another.
Let’s also show kindess and love to our neighbor by refraining from handshakes and hugs at this time. Upon entering the worship center and applying hand sanitizer, keep on walking and then find a seat. Try to keep one pew, or at least 6 ft, between you and others not in your household.
4. What about my kids?
As you enter, kids (pre-K through 5th grade) will receive a worship guide and crayons just for them to enhance their worship experience. We want families worshiping together — with a little peace of mind.
We aim to open limited childcare options soon. For now, the nursing mothers room is accessible down the hallway. There is also a “Kid Break Room” if you need to step out of the service for a moment (first room on your right upon entering the hallway).
5. Are restrooms available?
Yes, the main restrooms in the hallway will be accessible, but they will be at limited capacity (one person at a time). A hall monitor will be keeping up with traffic flow at the restrooms and proper cleaning will occur during and between services.
RESOURCES FOR YOU
We understand that you and your family may not yet but comfortable returning to our campus. That’s fine! Our 9:30am and 6pm services will continue to be live streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and at coatsbaptist.com/watch-live. These services will be archived and available at any time on all three platforms:
Listen to the Service by Phone
For those who may not have access to the internet in their home, nursing home, or hospital room, we have a phone number that allows you to call in and listen to our services live. Simply call (605) 468-5740.
If you miss the live service, you can call the number at any time and hear the previous 9:30am service on-demand.
We’ve also provided worship guides for kids! Print them if you can, or just walk through them with your child on your device.
For now, we encourage you to continue to remain in community off-campus. Whether you use Google Meet, Zoom, or begin to meet in homes, we simply encourage you to stay connected! Below are the latest online group gatherings that you can join at this time.
PRAY AND SERVE
Our mission hasn’t changed. BE the church! And pray for one another. Pray with one another. There are many people with great needs in our community. If you are aware of those needs, reach them as you can. Contact us if you have a need or if you know of anyone who has needs to be met in our community.
We encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, or fill out a prayer card and read prayer prompts for the month of October on our online prayer page.
If you’re joining us on Sunday mornings in person, there will be black boxes by the entrance/exit for you to leave offerings as we will not be passing the plate during a designated time of offerings.
Whether you’re with us in person or online, the most simple and secure way to give is digitally, but you may also place your gifts in the secure drop box near our covered drop-off, or mail your gifts to PO Box 297 Coats anytime during the week.
Digital giving options include online giving, text-to-give (text COATS to 73256), and the Abundant Giving app. Learn more about these options and the benefits of digital giving on our giving page.
Besides frequent visits to our website, we still encourage you to stay connected and informed by following us on social media. Links to our social media accounts are below.
We also invite you to opt-in for text message updates from Coats Baptist Church. Simply text CBCNEWS to 94000 and follow the instructions in the automated text message. It only takes a few seconds!