Last updated April 9, 2021.
We are the Asbury Family. Part of what it means to be the Asbury Family is that we value gathering together. As we take steps to move forward into more normalcy thanks to COVID-19 vaccinations and decreasing case numbers in our area, we encourage the Asbury Family to make healthy decisions and care for one another well. Due to Governor Ivey’s announcement that the mask mandate for the State of Alabama has expired as of April 9, we are following our local city & county guidelines allowing businesses and organizations to make their own determinations, and are updating our mask requirements starting Sunday, April 11. We encourage you to continue to engage with life at Asbury in the way that best accommodates your needs. Stay tuned for additional decisions to be made in June.
Here’s how we are working to keep every gathering safe through masks, distancing, and sanitation efforts:
9am Contemporary & Traditional | Masks required
10:45am Contemporary & Traditional | Masks recommended, but not required
Volunteers will continue to wear masks for both services.
10am | Masks required in common areas, but may be removed once seated
Masks are available at each entrance. Please note that worship team members will not be wearing masks as we maintain more than the required 6ft distance between groups of musicians and between musicians and the congregation. If you do not feel comfortable entering this environment, please continue to join us for our Mobile Worship services on Sundays at 10am during this time.
Seating Individuals and family units should continue to maintain 6ft of social distancing when gathering. On our Madison Campus, seating will continue to be available only on every other row, and rows will be sanitized and rotated between services. Ushers will no longer dismiss rows at the end of the services. On our Harvest Campus, seating arrangements will continue to be spaced out 6 ft apart.
Sanitation We have contracted our cleaning services to be present during the entire Sunday morning experience and to continually sanitize all common areas such as door handles, countertops, and bathrooms, as well as between services. In between services, seats will be sprayed with an anti-viral disinfectant, and available rows will be alternated so that the following service attendees are sitting on “fresh” rows. Hand sanitation stations are available at each entrance/exit and throughout common areas.
Offering & Communion Contactless offering collections and communion will remain the same for now.
Adult Groups Each Sunday Morning and weekly group may make their own decision as to whether they will wear masks or not. Please contact your group leader or email our Groups Coordinator Pam Hanlin to confirm your group’s decision. For our Madison Campus, since masks are required for the 9am services, all Sunday morning 9am groups should plan to wear masks in the common areas. Masks can be removed once you reach your classroom, depending on your group’s choice.
Asbury Weekday, Kids, and Students Ministries These groups will continue to follow Madison City Schools guidelines for their masking protocols for our Madison Campus, and Madison County Schools guidelines for our Harvest Campus.
Coffee + Water | Please bring your own To maintain best health practices during this time, we will not be offering our coffee stations in any of our venues. Water fountains will also be unavailable. If you would like your morning cup, please feel free to bring your own covered cup, mug, bottle, or thermos with you! Water bottles are available at each Guest Services desk.
Office Visits Beginning on April 12, visitors during office hours must continue to maintain social distancing of 6 feet. Masks continue to be recommended, but not required while visiting the church offices. Staff will not be required to wear masks, but are happy to honor visitor requests.
We can’t wait to see you!
Last updated April 9, 2021.