ZION Return to Service Form
Re-Gathering Frequently Asked Questions
What steps has the Church taken to keep everyone’s health a priority?
Prior to re-gathering for worship, the entire facility will be professionally sanitized.
There are several contactless hand sanitizing stations throughout the church.
All hard surfaces in the sanctuary, lobby, elevator, restrooms, and stairwells will be wiped down with disinfecting wipes each week.
All seating and high contact areas will be sprayed with Purerox spray (made to kill 99.9% of viruses weekly.
Doors will be propped open to minimize attendees touching surfaces.
Will there be health screenings and temperature checks at the door?
All who attend are asked to self-assess prior to coming to church. Those experiencing any of these common COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior should stay home: a fever of more than 100.4 degrees, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a new cough. A full list of other symptoms and a self-checker assessment is available from the CDC.
Each person that attends worship must have their temperature checked as they enter the building each week. There are wall-mounted, contactless digital thermometers located at the Crawford Street, Parking Lot, and Welcome Center entrances. Additionally, handheld digital thermometers are also available.
Will face mask be required?
YES, face masks will be required for everyone ages 3 and up. We will have disposable masks available if you need one.
Will we have in-person Bible Study, Children’s Church and Sunday Church School?
At this time, we will not have In-person Bible Study, Children’s Church or Sunday Church School. We will continue holding Bible Study via Facebook Live, Children’s Church via Zoom and Sunday Church School via teleconference.
How will we do Holy Communion?
Communion will be served using prepackaged sanitary communion cups. They will be distributed by the Deacons and/or Ushers who will be wearing masks and gloves. We will continue to observe Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.
How will still be offering the Online Service?
YES, there are several ways that you can view our ONLINE Worship on Sundays at 11:00 AM.
- URL: zbc.online.church
- Church website: zionbaptistva.com and click “WATCH LIVE” from our home page.
- Via Facebook: ZBCPORTSMOUTH
- Via YOUTUBE PAGE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGBGMTyXlg3gCswo6WU30w
Anything else that we should know?
We also ask that members bring their own bibles either digitally or physically to service. We will not have pew bibles or hymnals out on the chairs.
We will not be passing bulletins and offering baskets.
- All announcements will be communicated via the Sunday video announcements, ZBC Weekly Communications or E-bulletin (on the church website).
- Tithes and offerings may be made via the church’s website, CashApp, PayPal, mailing them or dropping off them off at church.
- A Giving box(es) will be available if you would prefer to give in that way.