Friday, May 22, 2020 – Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak

UBC Family,

We are planning on resuming our church worship service on Sunday, June 14, as we move into Stage 4 of Governor Brad Little’s “Reopening Idaho”. We will do our best to encourage you in following and practicing all of the recommendations from Governor Brad Little and from the CDC as best we can. We are genuinely excited to gather again as we celebrate our reunion together! We also support and understand that there are those who may not want to gather in person for a while and that is perfectly okay too. As we reunite, please be extra gracious, loving, and humble towards one another as we may have different views or responses to Covid-19. So please be loving and understanding with each other. Let these scriptures guide our thoughts and actions with one another. 

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.” Romans 12:9-13 

We are working hard on drafting a “June 14, 2020 Reunion Sunday Service Guidelines” for when we reunite. It is almost ready to send out and communicate to you all so watch for that next week. 

Our Children’s Ministry Director Angie Jacobson, along with Amy Putman, has this exciting news that is coming soon!  

“CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTING SUNDAY, JUNE 14 – We are excited to be able to offer a fun and meaningful experience for the children!  We will be offering Children’s Church in an OUTSIDE VBS format. This will be during the entire morning worship service, for children who have just completed K-5th grade. Preschool will not officially resume at this time, but we are working on some details for options for families with preschool children. Outside is the safest place possible to offer a children’s gathering and we are pretty certain that both parents and children will appreciate all the time and attention to detail to create a very fun and safe atmosphere for children as they reunite with the church family. Questions? Please contact Angie Jacobson 608-338-6298 or Amy Putman 208-861-7017.” 

For now we are in Stage 2 until May 29. We are heading for Stage 3 which starts on May 30. During Stage 3 groups can meet, even at the church with permission and scheduling through Teresa Dudley, as long as they follow these “Group Guidelines” recommended by our RTF team and church leadership. (See below) 

We are praying for you all and excited about our joyful celebration coming as we reunite as a church family on Sunday, June 14!

 

RTF (Reunion Task Force) and UBC Leadership

 

Friday, May 22, 2020 – Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Groups Guidelines:
Meeting at Ustick Baptist Church during Stage 3

We (Reunion Task Force) recommend that no groups plan to meet at the church until the starting of
Stage 3, which is May 30, as long it is under 50 total, or previously approved by our RTF or church
leadership. 

Stage 3 (May 30 – June 12)
Any group meetings at the church building are limited to less than 50 people, need to maintain social
distancing and infection prevention measures per CDC guidelines, and follow recommended cleaning
procedures as detailed below.

With this in mind please follow these guidelines to the best of your ability if you meet as a group.
     1. Anyone who is sick needs to plan on staying home. If the leadership observes signs of people
being sick, their leadership team will ask them very nicely to please leave the facility.
     2. Those that are in at-risk categories are encouraged to stay home.
     3. Make sure that your event gets onto our all church calendar by scheduling it through Teresa
Dudley. Contact her by email at secretary@ustickbaptist.org or call her at 208-938-2121.
     4. After securing a room and making necessary preparations, making sure your area is clean
before you meet, have enough hand sanitizer ready and available for everyone, and to also
make sure that social distancing protocols (6 feet) will be met. Then you may plan to meet.
     5. Wearing masks, for anyone who would like them, and for the leadership to provide them, if
needed.
     6. Before you leave, please make sure that all sanitizing and cleaning up afterwards is done by
you and the leadership of your group.

If they do plan to meet, please have them follow these guidelines to the best of their ability.

Thank you,
RTF (Reunion Task Force) and UBC Leadership

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak

UBC TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED TIMELINE
for UBC REUNION on June 14!

Stage 1 (May 1 – May 15)
-Reopen church building for staff only and “authorized work teams”! Only 1 visitor at a time in office and any visitors need to follow guidelines posted on office doors of using face masks, sanitizing hands at door, and keeping strict social distance (6 feet apart). You need to call Teresa for an appointment or individual staff members directly.
-Allow/encourage staff to work from home when feasible
-Maintain strict social distancing and infection prevention measures, everyone.
-Vulnerable Idahoans continue to self-quarantine (allow staff to do this if applicable)

Stage 2 (May 16 – May 29)
-Open church building for staff and extremely limited visitors (needs to be less than 10 people total) follow guidelines posted on office doors of using face masks, sanitizing hands at door, and keeping strict social distance. Need to call Teresa for appointment.
-Allow/encourage staff to work from home when feasible
-Maintain strict social distancing and infection prevention measures
-Vulnerable Idahoans continue to self-quarantine (allow staff to do this if applicable)

Stage 3 (May 30 – June 12)
-Open church building for small groups only (10-50 people)
-Maintain strict social distancing and infection prevention measures
-More extensive cleaning procedures with more people
-Vulnerable Idahoans continue to self-quarantine (allow staff to do this if applicable)

Stage 4 (June 13 – June 26)
-Open church building on June 14 for REUNION SUNDAY for larger gatherings with built in precautions (cleaning, distancing, procedures, etc.)
-Maintain social distancing and infection prevention measures
-More extensive cleaning procedures with more people
-Vulnerable Idahoans can resume activities with caution

NOTE: Stage progression assumes no rise/resurgence of cases of COVID-19 with the relaxing of restrictions. So we hold it all loose as we watch, pray, and move forward.

Ministries and Activities Temporarily Suspended Until further notice

  • Sunday worship services, prayer group and Christian education sessions
  • Mon Awana – Click Here for more Info on Awana
  • Tue BSF
  • Tue/Wed Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies
  • Wed Youth group
  • Thu GEMS gathering
  • Growth Groups

Future Events

  • Congregational Meeting postponed till a future date
  • Women’s April retreat postponed till the fall
  • Boise Harvest Crusade postponed to a future date –Click Here for more info

How Can We Help Each Other

Questions?

How do I stay updated on this situation and other church news?

We will be updating this website and communicating through email and Facebook.

WIll Growth Groups Continue To Meet?

At this point we are asking that the Growth Groups not meet in person, but rather take advantage of zoom or other social media platforms.

When will we know more?

The Elders and staff will be closely assessing the situation on a regular basis and will communicate any updates.

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