St. Barnabas is currently hosting in-person gatherings on Sunday mornings. Your safety is our priority and we’ll be ensuring you and your family feel comfortable and safe while attending. You can learn more about all of the safety measures that are being implemented by reviewing our FAQ’s below.
We realize that not everyone is ready to attend in-person yet. No worries — you can continue worshiping with us online.
I’m not comfortable returning to church yet. Can I continue to be a part of the online experience?
Of course! We encourage you to continue joining us online each weekend until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our weekend worship experiences will continue to be streamed every Sunday at sbumc.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Will St. Barnabas be limiting the capacity of their services?
Yes, we are limiting our capacity to ensure social distancing in our Sanctuary and Family Life Center (FLC). As the local, state, and federal guidelines evolve we will update our seating limitations accordingly and keep you updated.
How will St. Barnabas practice social distancing in its locations?
We will be seating every other row where seats are fixed and spacing seats accordingly to keep a safe distance between families within the Sanctuary and FLC. We ask that every individual practices social distancing while in the common areas.
Will I need to wear a mask?
We are asking guests to wear masks as they enter our building and make their way to their seats. We are closely watching local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure all recommended safety precautions are implemented to ensure your safety.
How is St. Barnabas cleaning its facilities?
We will conduct regular cleanings between gatherings to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building.
Will restrooms be open?
Yes, all restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning.
Will St. Barnabas be screening those who attend in person?
Temperature checks will be required for all our staff, volunteer teams, and all children attending St. B Kids. We ask everyone to use good judgment: if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in our online experience.
Will there be St. B Kids available for my children?
Yes. Our nursery will be open from 8:15am-12:15pm for ages birth to Kindergarten. All other ages will have Sunday School at the playground from 9:30-10:30am. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your children while you attend the worship experience.
If I choose not to attend in person, will there still be an online curriculum from the St. B Kids ministry?
Is there an experience for my Junior High or High School Student?
Youth meets Sunday mornings on the front lawn to engage God through relevant and encouraging Bible studies. Sunday Night Youth Group is from 6-8pm and includes hangout time, a snack supper, music, a lesson, small group time, and games
We also encourage youth to attend Wednesday Night Bible Study where students divide into Connect Groups for their Midweek study, focusing on developing life-giving relationships with others and living out and growing their faith one day at a time. Wednesday Night Bible Study is available via Zoom for those unable to attend in person.