We are excited to start gathering together inside our church building again. In order to do so, please review the policies below.
Please maintain the standard social distancing of 6 feet.
From the Governor's Mandate: Vermonters shall wear masks or cloth facial coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they come in contact with others from outside their households, especially in congregate settings, and where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.
The final statement of "and where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet" allows those who attend ACF on Sunday to remove their mask once they get to their seat. We ask you to wear your mask as you enter, if you get up to go to the restroom, if you go to take a child to ACF Kids, and put your mask on at the conclusion of the service as you exit the building. So, in accordance with the Governor's mandate, you are allowed to remove your mask once you are physically distant from others by at least 6 feet.
We ask you to abide by this saying at ACF “when you move - mask up.”
If you are feeling sick or have been around someone who is sick, please watch our morning service online. Services will continue on YouTube Live at 10am. Our channel is ACF Rutland.
Please use the hand sanitizer stations located in the lobby and gym.
We will receive an offering in our offering boxes. Thank You for your giving! As always you are able to support ACF with online gifts through our web site and the Tithe.ly app.
We ask households to sit together.
Please refrain from physical greetings of any kind.
We will not be serving coffee. You are welcome to bring your own.
In order to allow as much fresh air in as possible, we will be opening the doors throughout the building. For those who are prone to chills, you may want to bring a light jacket.
Before and after the service, all common touch points will be wiped down.
For those who would like to attend, but stay outdoors, we will have the FM station (89.9) available. In addition, the front law on Melrose Ave. will be an outside option where you will be able to hear and have a partial view of the service through the open door.
We gather to worship and serve the Lord at 112 Lincoln Ave. This is the home of Rutland Area Christian School. We utilize the multipurpose room for worship. In addition we have permanent space for our ACF Kids ministry.
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There is plenty of parking in the large parking lot off Lincoln Ave. In addition, you can park on Lincoln Ave or Melrose Ave.
There is no nursery program at this time.
Children will be dismissed following the worship time for about a 30 minute kids lesson time.
Upon arrival, families will check-in. This will streamline gathering the children when they are dismissed from the worship service. Name tags will be printed and placed on a piece of paper for the class teacher.
Multiple hand sanitizing - in and out from every activity.
Depending on the number of children, we will have one or two groups. If we have enough children to be separated into two main groups, one for older children (1st-6th) and one for younger children (3-K).
If we have one group, all children will be picked up at the playground following the worship service. If we have two groups, the younger children will be picked up in the playground, the older in the classroom.
If we have two groups, the older group will go directly to the playground. The younger group will watch a Bible video lesson through RightNow Media. After about 15 minutes, the groups will switch activities.
We will utilize two separate rooms (the current ACF Kids and Youth / Adult classrooms) on rainy days.
To ensure social distancing, each family will get a (6x6) square on the floor.
A craft activity will either be during the “extra time” or will be sent home with the kids.
In accordance to current VT Regulations, children and volunteers are required to wear a mask.
Our worship services last approximately 60 minutes. We hope that our worship service is just that - music and message - that worships Christ. A community of people gathering to proclaim to Christ and one another, "He Alone is Lord!"
Stick around after the service and be sure to say hello to Pastor Erron. He'd love to meet you and answer any questions you have about ACF.