An Update from pastor GRANT

re-gathering plan:

PHase 1: Stay at home

No in-person gatherings. All services and small groups meet online.

PHase 2: RESTRICTED

we are here

STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING

Individual Safety

• Two NEW Service times - 9:00am & 11:00am

• Doorholder Team (mask required)
• Congregation (mask optional)
• Sanitizer stations
• No handshakes or hugs
• No Small Groups or Kids Services / Nursery

• No Nursing areas

• No coffee or breakfast items served
• Offering in boxes or online
• Spaced Sanctuary Seating (Social Distancing)
• All used areas sanitized between services
• Worship Center & Sorrell Hall will be the only 
buildings open

• Designated seating for each service

Church Programming

• 50% capacity in Worship Center / Sorrell Hall
• All other Services online
• Kids / Refuge / Exchange Services online

• Continue online services at both 9:00am & 11:00am

 

SMALL GROUP CLASSES WILL ATTEND CERTAIN SERVICES:

To help us utilize the space we have available, we are asking you to attend the 9am or 11am Worship Service based on the Small Group you attend. Please view the list below to see the recommended service. This will help create open space for safe social distancing in each of our services.

 

First Hour Worship Service – 9:00am

  • Children’s Ministry teachers and their families

  • Dyson Division – Hinton/Dean & McGee Small Groups

  • Hoeben/Hinton Division – all 1st hour Small Groups

  • Sisk Division – all ladies Small Groups (1st & 2nd hour)

 

Second Hour Worship Service – 11:00am

  • Middle School & High School teachers and their families

  • College & Career Division

  • Dyson Division – Larry Beaton, Newlyweds, Braswell, Ferree/Thompson, & Hartley/Mills Small Groups

  • Hoeben/Hinton Division – all 2nd hour Small Groups

PHase 3: transition

MODERATE SOCIAL DISTANCING

Individual Safety

• Two NEW Service times - 9:00am & 11:00am

• Doorholders Team (mask required)
• Congregation (mask optional)
• Sanitizer stations
• No handshakes or hugs
• No Small Groups or Kids Services / Nursery

• No coffee or breakfast items served
• Offering in boxes or online
• Spaced Sanctuary Seating
• All used areas sanitized between services
• Worship Center & Sorrell Hall will be the only 
buildings open

Church Programming

• Limited capacity in Worship Center / Sorrell Hall
• All other Services online
• Kids / Refuge / Exchange Services online
• Church open for normal office hours

• Continue online services

PHase 4: new normal

reduced social DISTANCING

Individual Safety

• No masks required
• Maintain sanitizer stations
• Coffee served in Missions Hall / Atrium / Sorrell Hall
• Normal Worship Center seating

• Resume normal cleaning practices

Church Programming

• Worship Center & Overflow areas at full capacity

• Small Group on-campus classes resume

• Wednesday night & Sunday night Services resume
• Mid-Way Kids Ministry / Nursery resumes
• Refuge / Exchange Services resume
• Continue streaming our services online

A LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR:

Dear Mid-Way Family,


I pray each of you and your families are staying safe during this difficult time. We are one day closer to being back together, and that day is SUNDAY, MAY 31st.

 

The staff and I have been prayerfully planning for what Mid-Way’s re-gathering process will look like. We, as a staff have decided to move forward cautiously as these are different times and we want to communicate our adjustments with you.


As when we began, we are taking a “for now” approach. What that means is we are making our decisions based upon the information that we have, and it is subject to change. With many view points out there and many families with varying perspectives, we are taking a conservative approach.

 

I desire, more than you know, to meet in person again. I miss you, and I miss seeing people gather together here on campus, I miss worshiping God in one gathering, but I also have seen God working! However, we will continue to proceed prayerfully and with the utmost caution. No doubt there will be a few churches that open sooner. However, we are making decisions that we feel are best for our church and our community.


The next time we meet in church will not look like it did on March 8, the last Sunday we met together. Church will be different, and it appears social distancing, of some form, will be with us through at least the summer. Please continue to visit our website and look for more updates to follow.
 

As always, your Pastors, Deacons, and Officers are here for you. If you need anything, please call the church office at (919) 772-5864. Also, if you are in financial need during this time please let us know. Due to the generosity of many of our members, we have funds available to help you.

 

It is so important during this next season that we remember what the apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4:1-3: 


I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


This is a time of putting others above ourselves and in unity having patience towards one another. We might not all see things the same way but we are a family and we are in this together!


We are looking forward to being back together and believe the best is yet to come.


Be Strong,


Pastor Grant Staubs
Lead Pastor
grant@mid-way.com

MID-WAY
BAPTIST
CHURCH

919-772-5864

6910 Fayetteville Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27603

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