Reopening

FOUR WAYS TO WORSHIP WITH US ON SUNDAYS

IN THE SANCTUARY:

9 a.m.
Contemporary Worship

11 a.m.
Traditional Worship

Sanctuary capacity is limited. Please make a reservation to ensure your seat. Reservations open on Wednesday for the following Sunday.

ONLINE:

9 a.m.
Contemporary Worship

11 a.m.
Traditional Worship

Watch the livestream of each service at live.afumc.org or on our Facebook page.

FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE:

4:30-5 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Enjoy a special worship experience designed for kids (of all ages!) and their parents.

Make a reservation to ensure your seat. Reservations open on Wednesday for the following Sunday.

OUTDOORS:

6-6:45 p.m.
October 4, 18 & 25

Worship in your car or (socially distanced) in a lawn chair in our Cumming St. parking lot. Read about our Sunday evening Outdoor Worship Series.

What Precautions Are We Taking?

We are committed to protecting your health and are taking a number of precautions to ensure that our church campus is as safe as possible. Read our reopening FAQ document.
Here’s what you can expect from us.

INCREASED CLEANING:

Our maintenance staff has increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning measures throughout the church building. The Sanctuary, restrooms, elevators and high-traffic areas will all be thoroughly sanitized before and after each worship service.

HAND WASHING STATIONS:

Stations with hand sanitizers will be provided throughout the building.

MASKS REQUIRED:

While masks are required for everyone attending a service, you will see our clergy and others leading worship at times take their masks off to lead. We are making every attempt to keep everyone who leads worship at a significant distance away from the congregation.

RESERVATIONS:

In order to maintain appropriate social distance during Sunday morning and afternoon worship services, we are limiting capacity in the Sanctuary for each service. To ensure you have a seat, make reservations below. Print your emailed receipt or have it open on your phone when you come to worship, so we can scan your QR registration code.

TOUCHLESS ENVIRONMENT:

Bibles, hymnals, pens, brochures and all other informational items have been removed from the pews.

In order to provide a “touchless environment,” we will not pass the offering plates during worship. If you’d like to make a financial gift to the church, please:

— Text AFUMC to 77977 on your cell phone. —

— Visit afumc.org/givenow.

— Drop a check or cash in one of the giving boxes. —
(Giving boxes are located at the entrance to the Sanctuary
and along the exit route after worship service.)

ONE-WAY ENTRY & EXIT ROUTES:

To keep you safe, we’ve created one-way traffic routes into and out of the building.

Follow the BLUE signs when you enter the building.

Follow the GREEN signs to exit.

The designated entry and exit routes are shown on the maps below. If you have questions when you arrive for worship, our parking attendants, greeters and ushers will be happy to help.
Click the maps for a larger view.

 

What Do We Expect from You?

 

MASKS & TEMPERATURE CHECKS:

All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks. We’re also requiring masks of everyone who attends an indoor worship service. When you arrive at the church, please wear a mask as you exit your vehicle and make your way to the entrance, where we’ll take your temperature. Once inside the building, please continue to wear your mask during the service and as as you travel to and from the Sanctuary.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

Please follow social distancing requirements throughout the building and on the church grounds. Our ushers will escort you to your seats, which will be properly distanced (six feet) from worshipers on either side. Every other pew will be off limits to allow for proper distancing from front to back.

 

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE STAY HOME!

If you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have had contact with a COVID-positive person within the last 14 days, do not enter the church building. If you’re not feeling well, we ask that you stay home, take care of yourself and worship with us online.

– Cough –
– Fever –
– Muscle Pain –
– Difficulty Breathing –
– Sore Throat –
– Loss of Taste or Smell –

 

In-Person Worship Reservations

Reservations for the 9 and 11 a.m. services and for the 4:30 p.m. Family Worship Service open on Wednesday for the following Sunday. Reservations times will be listed in the gray box below. If you don’t see a service time listed after the reservations have opened on Wednesday, that means it is already full. If no seats are available and you aren’t able to get a reservation, we hope you’ll join us for worship online at live.afumc.org or on our Facebook page.

After you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email from Alpharetta First UMC (noreply@afumc.org). Please print or retain this email and bring it with you when you come to worship. The QR code in the confirmation will be scanned as you enter the building.

Reservations open on Wednesday morning for the following Sunday.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN THIS GRAY BOX.
Simply click the “select” button beside the worship service you wish to attend.

If you don’t see a service time listed here AFTER THE RESERVATIONS HAVE OPENED ON WEDNESDAY, that means it is already full.

 

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If you need help making a reservation, please call the church office (770-475-5576) by 5 pm. Thursday.

If you are unable to secure a reservation IN THE GRAY BOX above, let us know.

Please let us know if you’re not able to secure a reservation (in the gray box above once the reservation system opens on Wednesday morning). This will help us know the need for opening up additional services/seating. Please complete the form below. In the comments section, enter the number of seats needed and whether you were attempting to secure reservations for the traditional, contemporary or family worship service.

  • DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO MAKE RESERVATIONS! Only complete this form if you attempted but were unable to make reservations Wednesday-Saturday for the following Sunday worship services but were unable to do so. By completing this form, you are helping us gauge the need for additional seating or worship services.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.