New Here? - Covid-19 Changes

Even with the limitations below, the church is always open to serve your needs. Please do not hesitate to call the church office. Arrangements will be made to meet online or in person.


  • Church building is open. As of May 1, 2021, the building is open for use by church groups and outside groups with limitations such as wearing of masks and social distancing.

Worship and Other Groups Use (As of 5/1/2021)

  • General Guidelines - All persons entering the building must wear masks and social distance.

  • Indoor Worship

    • Bower Hill Worship - In person worship will be at 9:30 a.m. Online live streaming will continue.

      • If you are not attending, the service will be live-streamed and recorded so you may watch it as usual.

      • Bulletins will be available. Bibles and Hymnals will be in the pews.

      • Clergy, Lectors, Music Director and choir members will not wear masks while speaking  or singing. They will be socially distanced and be in the front of the sanctuary.

      • The congregation will be permitted to speak prayers & responses while wearing masks

      • If the Sunday has Communion, and you should bring a piece of bread and some juice for you and your family.

      • All doors and all restrooms will be open.

      • Upon entering, everyone must wear a mask.

      • Social distancing will be maintained by having a full pew between each occupied pew, and ½ the pew (right or left will be alternated).

      • There is no nursery.

      • At the conclusion of the service, people should maintain social distancing as they exit.

      • Fellowship time following the service will be permitted (outside when possible) with social distancing and masks being worn

    • 1st Baptist Worship - First Baptist will be worshiping in the chapel.

  • Other Church Groups and Classes: Please check the weekly bulletin and mass emails for special announcements for the church groups and classes on where and how they will meet. Many will continue to meet on zoom for the near future.

Alternatives to normal In Person Activities

  • Sunday Worship Service​ - We will have a live stream each week of the worship service. The video can be watched anytime on YouTube. The website link for watching online - Live Stream/Archive

  • Sunday Children's Worship/Summer Stories - Website link for watching online - Sunday Children's Worship

  • Adult Education - Zoom meeting as scheduled 

  • Church Groups - Zoom meeting as scheduled

Plan for Resuming in Person Activities Inside​ - There is a committee that is monitoring and making recommendations.

Other​ Activities (Including use of building by outside groups) - Outside groups may use the building as long as they follow the mitigation requirements.