Returning to Meeting Information.
Meetings are opening but require a first meeting with the pastor about protocols.
Pastor Dwayne Black at
AA update November 9th 2020
My brothers and sisters, The Covid virus continues to grow.
Our biggest concern is that we may grow complacent. That we may start lowering our guard.
We must continue to wear masks at all times. We must continue to be tested and isolate if we are exposed to somebody who has tested positive. We must follow the protocol if we want to remain safe. We must continue to clean the rooms, chairs, door handles and bathrooms.
Below is the site that we use to make the decisions that we must.
Pastor Dwayne Black the sanctuary church
HOW WE DETERMINE RISK LEVELS
DAILY NEW CASES
How many new cases are confirmed daily?
Is the number of infections going down?
POSITIVE TEST RATE
Is COVID testing widespread enough to identify new cases?
ICU HEADROOM USED
Do hospitals have capacity to treat a surge of COVID hospitalizations?
Are we hiring enough contact tracers given the number of new cases?
Sept. 29th update
Sept. 29th update
Because we love you, during this Phase of reopening, we will institute the following procedures to keep all of us safe and healthy:
Each meeting we will need a registration-sign-in: just the date, first names and the phone number. This is based on the idea if somebody gets sick we need to inform you if you were at that meeting.
We will only allow 25 % of the room capacity to be used for meeting. Group consciousness must police this.
Rm 105 is limited to 25 people
Some meeting will need to be moved to a different room because of the size of the group.
Therefore if there is an overflow you need to arrange to have a second meeting outside in one of the nooks and crannies around the property.
Some of the larger groups may need to move into fellowship hall.
Contact Pastor Dwayne to help make this transition.
On Monday morning the room will be completely cleaned and sanitized by our cleaning crew.
Each meeting must maintain this:
I would highly recommend that you take each persons temperatures before allowing them to entering the room with a non-contact infrared body thermometer. Forehead temperature in excess of 100°F) is suggestive of fever.
If you have a fever we will ask you to go home and attend the meeting online.
You need to place the sign out front saying that these meetings require you to wear a mask.
There will be only one bathroom open and that will be cleaned immediately after each use.
Disinfectant wipes, and let me be very clear they cannot, they can not be thrown down the toilet
All of the following will be required to attend:
Masks: All AA brothers and sisters will be required to wear a mask upon entering the room and will keep the mask on until exiting the room after the meeting.
Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available in the before the room door and all participants will be asked to clean their hands upon entering and existing. Volunteers will need to sanitize bathroom door knobs, faucets, and other surfaces touched during use.
At risk population: If you are a member of an at risk population due to age or underlying health condition, we ask that you refrain from attending in person meeting and continue to join us on line.
Our target date is Oct.12th as long as there are no spikes in South Florida.
Things you will need:
A sign that says these meetings a mask is required, or something like that.
Large containers of hand sanitizer
Lysol spray or something similar
Mask to give to people who did not bring their own.
Disinfectant wipes, and let me be very clear again they cannot, they can not be thrown down the toilet
One team to clean before the meeting and one team to clean after the meeting.
If anyone decides that they do not need to wear a mask during the meeting the meeting will be canceled immediately.
We here at the sanctuary Church feel that the AA programs and recovery programs here are part of the ministry of this church. We care deeply about you and the last thing we want is somebody to get sick. So we do this out of love.
Each Meeting must contact Pastor Dwayne Black before announcing the start of a meeting. 561-239-8528
Please continue to pray for our church family, our community and our nation as we navigate this “new normal.” As we move forward, let us live by the great commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”…” and “…Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22: 37-39).
Peace and Grace to All
Aug 24th, 2020
Peace and grace to you all.
As of August 24,
Florida is still running at a positive rate of 13.2% of COVID-19.
As you remember, the session had agreed on a return to in-person gatherings once that number was 5% or lower.
So, with that said we are still on hold.
If you would like to try to arrange your meetings here on the property in an outside location, practicing all the protocols of
- social distancing
- wearing masks
- distancing each other appropriately
We would be open to that.
Please do not hesitate to give me a call on my cell phone which is
Below is a link to register for email updates about recovery meetings.
On our website
We also have additional information.
Peace and grace to you please stay safe my brothers and sisters,
Pastor Dwayne Black
Aug 24th, 2020
As of today, we have 497,330 positive results in Florida over 7,402 deaths.
In Broward County, there are over 58,953 total cases. 765 deaths and well over 3,428 residents in hospitals.
When we reach the 5% infection rate for more than two weeks we will start re-opening according to the protocol the church requires.
Please register below so that we can stay in touch with you and please stay safe.
Pastor Dwayne Black
Dear Members and Friends of the Sanctuary Church,
In these trying times, we hope this finds you, your family, and friends safe and healthy. Many of you are wondering when our in-person worship might return as we all yearn to worship as a church family. At this time, we have not made a decision about reopening and hope that you will continue to join us for our online church service on Sunday morning and our Bible study on Wednesday evenings as well as our new daily devotional posted every weekday morning.
While we are not yet ready to announce a date to open our Sanctuary for services, our church leadership has been working to determine what practices and procedures will need to be in place to ensure the health and safety of congregants.
Because we love you, during Phase One of our reopening, we will institute the following procedures to keep all of us safe and healthy:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Masks: All worshippers will be required to wear a mask upon entering the church and will keep the mask on until exiting the church after the service.
- Social Distancing: Individuals wishing to participate in worship will need to preregister and will be assigned seating so that a minimum of 6 feet is maintained between all worshippers. When we announce our reopening date we will give directions on how to preregister. Because of limited space in the Narthex and the Sanctuary gathering to socialize will be discouraged. “The peace of Christ” will be shared with the congregation from the pulpit but not individually among the congregation. At the end of the service, congregants will be dismissed by rows so that we can maintain social distancing in the aisles.
- Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available in the Narthex and Sanctuary and all participants will be asked to clean their hands upon entering and exiting the church. Church staff and volunteers will be available to sanitize bathroom doorknobs, faucets, and other surfaces touched during use. Staff and volunteers will also sanitize high touch areas of the church after each service.
- Children: During this period, in-person children’s programs will continue to be canceled. Children who are too young to understand and participate in hygiene and social distancing guidelines should not be brought to any worship service. We will continue our online lessons and craft projects for children.
- At-risk population: If you are a member of an at-risk population due to age or underlying health condition, we ask that you refrain from attending in person worship and continue to join us online for worship.
As previously stated, we do not yet have a date when we can reopen our Sanctuary for in-personal worship, but when the time comes, we ask that all participants follow the above regulations. When we move to Phase Two, we will be able to relax some of these guidelines and welcome more people into the Sanctuary.