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What to Expect

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Regathering Plan for the Merriman Road Family


A note from your Pastor,

Thank you for your patience and support during this unprecedented time. We know that you are ready for things to get back to normal, especially when it comes to Worship and Church gatherings. We know that there is a wide range of opinions on the subject and we are seeking to be sensitive to the needs of our church family, community and staff.

Please know that as we begin to open up opportunities for gatherings, you should return only when you are comfortable to do so. Those who are at risk or may not feel well, please continue to join us online.

In Phase 2, when we resume public worship, please remember that we will be spreading out to provide a safe space for your family. Please sit in family groups and leave space between you and others.

We appreciate your prayers and expressions of love as we take these steps toward gathering in fellowship. 


June 7 - 27

Worship - Online Only/Watch Parties

Groups—Online / Limited Gathering / Watch Parties - Small groups are permitted with social distancing

Students—Online Only / Watch Parties

Children—Online Only

Preschool—No Childcare 



June 28 - TBA (current phase)

Worship—Live Streaming or in-person Family Worship

Groups—Open with Distancing Protocol / No Childcare

Students— Sunday Evening Bible Study - in Fellowship Hall / Wednesday Night Worship - in Gym

Children—Online Groups

Preschool—No Childcare

Phase 2 Details

  • 3 in-person services on Sunday, 9:30am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm, please attend only one / social distancing encouraged
  • 3 worship venues available—Sanctuary, Gym, or the Fellowship Hall (asking families to sit together)
  • Sunday evening service will be designed specifically for seniors and those with compromised immunity
  • Wednesday Prayer Meeting will continue to be live streamed at 7:00pm
  • Masks should be worn as you enter the building throughout the hallways; not required in worship venues
  • Surface cleaning between services / no offering plates, bulletins or hymnals used / doors propped open / every other pew taped off / hand sanitizing stations throughout building
  • We request that groups do not meet during worship hours to keep the number of people in the building to a minimum
  • Children will resume in-person small groups once social distancing requirement has been relaxed



Worship—in-person worship / live stream

Groups—normal times and location

Students—normal times and

Children—group classes resume

Preschool—classes resume 


  • When you arrive at the building, please remain in your car until 10 minutes before the service begins
  • For the comfort of others, please greet one another with a smile or hello, and refrain from shaking hands or embracing with a hug
  • When the service concludes, exit from the back of the sanctuary first; let the row behind you exit before entering the aisle
  • Offering boxes will be in the back of the sanctuary, but online giving is encouraged
  • Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm
  • To keep connected and updated, visit our website at www.mrbc.us or by calling the church office at 734-421-0472