Coronavirus Update

Greetings MeadowRidge Family and Friends,

After prayer and discussion, the leadership of MeadowRidge Baptist Church invited the congregation to return for worship services beginning Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 10:45 AM.  On Thursday, May 28, 2020 Governor Pritzker lifted all restrictions on churches. There are no mandates prohibiting churches from holding in-person worship services of any size in Illinois.  

Though we are free to meet, we have reopened slowly and with precautions. We care about your health and understand that we are still dealing with an infectious disease. Here are some precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control which we have implemented:

  • No nursery or childcare
  • Individually prepackaged communion, when observed
  • Face masks – Bring your own (Limited supply available for those in need)
  • Retiring offering, no plate-passing, use baskets at the back door, or online giving
  • No handshakes or hugs, maintain social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer – Bring your own (Limited supply available in strategic locations)
  • Individuals or families will sit at least six feet apart
  • Doors will be held or propped open
  • Touchless temperature checks will be taken upon entry
  • We urge anyone who is sick to stay home. If a member of your household has symptoms of the virus, please stay home
  • If you are in the most vulnerable categories, consider staying home
  • The sanctuary will be disinfected on a regular basis with our own commercial fogging machine and EPA approved chemicals

We trust that you will take personal responsibility for your health and safety before, during, and after church gatherings. We want to respect the fact that people have differing views on this topic. If you are more cautious, please do not judge those who seem unconcerned. If you are less concerned, please respect those that are more concerned by not invading their space. Those who do attend should not look down upon those who do not attend for health reasons. May we practice the Golden Rule and strive to love one another through this challenging time.

For those who are not able to attend we will continue to live stream the service on Facebook and YouTube. Also, you can go to the Media Page on the church website for worship videos. We encourage you to stay connected with the church as best you can!

MeadowRidge Baptist Church Leadership