Service Times: Sunday - 10:30am and Wednesday - 6:30pm Online LIVE Stream: Sunday - 10:30am
15001 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, AL 35803
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Re-Opening Plan

In view of the lifting of the lock down by the governor, we will start back with worship services in the sanctuary on Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 am with these precautions in place:

  • No Sunday School for the next couple of weeks; restart will be announced later.
  • No children’s church for the first few weeks. We will provide a free snack, kids’ bulletin and children’s moment in the service.
  • We will have a nursery and nursery workers will be regularly sanitizing the area.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear masks if they want to. We will have extras available. We would like volunteers to make more masks to be available.
  • We will use only one entrance. Doors will be propped open for hands-free use. The back building will be closed for now.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the foyer.
  • A sanitizing team will wipe down surfaces to disinfect. We would like to have folks volunteer to be on this team.
  • The water fountain will be closed for the time being. Bottled water will be available.
  • Deacons and ushers will help to direct traffic into and out of the service to keep things moving. 
  • We will not have a printed bulletin and will remove hymnals, pens and Bibles from sanctuary. Please bring your own Bible.
  • To encourage social distancing, we will tape off every other pew and encourage non-family members to sit and stay at least two seats apart.
  • We will forego a “meeting and greeting” time and discourage handshakes and hugs for now.
  • Your offering may be dropped in a bowl in the back as you exit.
  • We will exit one row at a time and we discourage “congregating” until you get outside.

We encourage anyone who is sick or is having any type of cold or flu like symptoms, such as fever, chills, coughing or sneezing, not to come.

If you don’t yet feel safe in coming, please don’t come. We assure you there will be no judgment or criticism from us. Just watch at home until you’re ready.

We will continue to live stream the service for all who can’t or choose not to come. Go to YouTube and search for mbchuntsville to watch. We will continue to do the Tuesday night K group and some Sunday School classes on Zoom for a couple more weeks.

Life is full of risk and we will do everything reasonable to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and other illnesses, but we can’t promise a perfectly sterile environment. It’s up to each individual to decide for themselves what amount of risk they are willing to accept.

What will Morningside look like in a post coronavirus world? I believe we will continue to take reasonable precautions for some time, gradually getting back to a more normal routine. I believe we will bounce back fairly quickly and regain our momentum as a church. Live streaming has been a great addition to our ministry, but it’s no substitute for our assembling together.

We just may need to make a few adjustments for the time being so please be patient. There will never be a world without risk from something, so we will take appropriate precautions and press on.

Fear not, be wise and trust God.