Healthy Church Team Updates

The Healthy Church Team has been working together to prepare Sterling UMC to begin to hold in-person events once more. In order to gather on the church property, a set of guidelines and rules have been developed to keep everyone healthy and safe. As of right now, only small events (20 people and below) will be approved and all events must be submitted to the Healthy Church Team to be approved.

Below you will find the document “Guidelines and Checklists for Planning Events During a Pandemic.” This document contains everything you need to know in order to plan a small event at Sterling UMC. It outlines the rules and guidelines for events as well as “what if” scenarios which lay out the church’s response should someone participating in the small event has had contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, has symptoms of Covid-19, or tests positive for Covid-19. It also contains checklists for the event announcement, the event organizer, the health monitor, the health acknowledgement requirements and the cleaning procedures following the event.

Guidelines and Checklists for Planning Events During a Pandemic

If you would like to plan an event at the church, please review the previous document and then fill out this form for submission to the Healthy Church Team. Once submitted, the Healthy Church Team will review your form and will respond within 1 to 2 weeks. Please give ample time for the event to be reviewed and approved as the Team is only able to meet once a week and must review all submissions.