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TOD Re-Opening FAQs


WHAT ARE THE SERVICE TIMES AND WHERE WILL THE WORSHIP SERVICES BE HELD?

  • Sunday, 7:45 a.m. CST

    • Main Sanctuary

    • Mask Required

 
  • Sunday, 11:00 a.m. CST 

    • Main Sanctuary

    • Mask Required

 
  • Tuesday night services will continue to be available on Facebook Live until further notice.

 

WILL WE HAVE SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES?

  • There will be no Sunday evening services offered at this time except when announced.

 

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON CHURCH ATTENDANCE?

  • If you are sick or a part of the high-risk category, we ask that you continue worshipping with us online as your safety is of the utmost importance to us. 

  • We will be following the recommendations of CDC, state and local directives issued by the Governor, Mayors of Memphis and Shelby County in limiting the occupancy of the worship center.  We are requesting that all adults (18 and older) pre-register for one of the Sunday services to ensure we are in compliance with the directives.  Minor children under the age of 18 should be listed on the form submitted by the head of household.

 

WILL MASKS BE REQUIRED?

  • A mask or face covering is required to attend Worship Services and should always be worn.  We ask that members and guests bring a mask. 


WHICH AREAS OF THE BUILDING ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Our main sanctuary will be available for Sunday worship. 

  • Restrooms will be available for use.  However, the number of guests allowed in each restroom will be limited to maintain social distancing.

  • All other areas will remain closed until further notice.

  • Water fountains will not be available at this time.   


WHERE SHOULD I ENTER THE BUILDING?

  • To attend the Worship Service in the Main Sanctuary, you are asked to enter through the front lobby entrance. 

  • You will not be able to enter the church facility from any side doors.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ENTER THE BUILDING?

  • Your temperature will be checked before entering the worship services. Worshipers will not be permitted to enter if they have a fever or any other symptoms of COVID-19 as specified in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

  • You can expect volunteers wearing badges ready to welcome and assist you! 

 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

  • All parking lots will be available, except where barricades exist.  Keep in mind, entrance into the building is through the front lobby entrance.


WILL THERE BE PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES IMPLEMENTED IN EACH WORSHIP SERVICE LOCATIONS?

  • Yes. For your safety, all staff and volunteers will abide by appropriate distancing guidelines throughout the church, and we ask all in attendance to honor appropriate distancing recommendations as well.

  • Distancing markers will be place throughout the church, and outside where church members/visitors may be waiting in line to attend worship services in order to maintain a safe distance from other members/visitors.

  • Upon entering the Worship Service with a required mask, ushers will direct you to a seat within a specific section of the Main Sanctuary.  Seating will be every other row.  You will be seated in a row allowing there to be a vacant row of seats in front and behind you.  You will also experience two open seats between each household.

  • Signs are posted in highly visible locations (e.g. entrances, restrooms, lobby) demonstrating the church is compliant with the CDC, state and local guidelines and that people should: 
  1. Avoid entering a public facility if they have a cough, fever, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  2. Maintain social distancing from people. 
  3. Engage in respiratory etiquette, including covering up coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues.
  4. Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  5. Wear masks or face coverings when appropriate.  


WILL THE FACILITIES BE CLEANED/SANITIZED?

  • Yes, the church executes a detailed and thorough cleaning plan throughout the facility.  

 

WILL HAND SANITIZER BE AVAILABLE?

  • Yes, there are hand sanitizer stations located throughout the building for your convenience.

 

CAN I GIVE MY TITHE/OFFERING DURING WORSHIP SERVICE?

  • Yes.  Receptacles will be located as you enter/exit the worship service.  Ushers and Deacons will provide offering envelopes for your convenience.  Tithes and offerings will not be passed down the row.

  • We will continue to have other mechanism for your tithes and offerings to include:

  1. Give securely online at www.todcogic.org 

  2. Mail your gift to Temple of Deliverance COGIC at 369 G. E. Patterson Blvd.  Memphis, TN  38126 (please do not send cash)

  3. Drop off your tithe and offering at the church

  4. Give securely via your mobile device using Givelify or Text-To-Give

  • Please specify your name and membership number so that your donation can be properly recorded.

 

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE THE ELEVATOR?

  • Yes.  The elevator will be available but only two individuals or one family who live under the same roof and/or traveled to Worship Service together may use the elevator at a time.

  • TOD Volunteers will be assisting with the use of the elevator.