Trinity Family Church Health and Safety Policy

The Interim Health and Safety Policy is to provide updated and consistent messaging during the current pandemic. This policy may be updated frequently based upon local, state, and national guidelines. Notifications via Facebook and church announcements will advise church members and guests of the most current changes.

The safety and wellbeing of our Church members, pastoral staff, teachers, and volunteers are of the utmost priority. This includes the need for you to embrace worship as an important part of your life. The need includes gathering together for worship and is at the heart of what it means to be a community of believers. 

Changes in meeting structure during the pandemic environment:

Social distancing:

  • keep the recommended 6-foot distancing space. 
  • Families can sit together.
  • If you have underlying health conditions, you may want more space than the recommend 6 feet.

Prevention Protocols:

  • Please wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water. 
  • Use hand sanitizer throughout the period of time you are in the building.
  • You may use your own hand sanitizer or there will be bottles of hand sanitizer available throughout the building
  • Wear a cloth or disposable mask while entering the building and while you are inside for services. Please do not remove mask until you are outside in the parking lot. 
    • Dispose of used disposable mask in the appropriate manner

 

  • Do not come or stay for service if you are feeling any type of symptoms
    • 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If you are sick and or running a fever, please stay home and watch the services online. You can watch on FB live Trinity Family Church Forney, YouTube (Trinity Family Church Forney), and our website. www.tfcforney.com
  • You can watch all archived sermons on our YouTube Page (Trinity Family Church Forney) 
  • If you have come in contact with someone positive with COVID within the last 14 days – notify Executive Pastor Jose Rodriguez or Pat Perryman; also you will need to notify your healthcare provider as soon as possible

Latest Updates: Changes may be made at the last minute due to changes in situations and environments

  • According to the Kaufman County Commissioners Court masks are required if you can’t keep the 6-foot distancing rules.
  • Children’s Church is starting Sunday July 5th
    • Ages 4 through 4th grade. 
  • One Sunday a month we will all worship together in the sanctuary. For July that Sunday will be July 19th. We will keep you posted each month
  • The nursery is open for 3 and under.
  • Wednesday Bible Study will continue to be live-streamed through at least July.
  • The Adult Sunday School class is meeting on Sunday’s at 9 AM
  • The Sunday morning Worship service is live-streamed @ 10 AM

Additional Information:
Please share our videos on all your social media accounts! Help us get the Word out!
You can continue to give your tithes and offerings through text to give by texting “tfcforney” to 73256 or mail your offerings to Trinity Family Church PO Box 635 Forney, TX. 75126

Prayer Request Line: 214-850-7873

Resources and References:

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith
CDC offers the following general considerations to help communities of faith discern how best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe.  Millions of Americans embrace worship as an essential part of life.  For many faith traditions, gathering together for worship is at the heart of what it means to be a community of faith. But as Americans are now aware, gatherings present a risk for increasing spread of COVID-19 during this Public Health Emergency. CDC offers these suggestions for faith communities to consider and accept, reject, or modify, consistent with their own faith traditions, in the course of preparing to reconvene for in-person gatherings while still working to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/faith-based.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fphp%2Ffaith-based.html

Open Texas Checklist for Churches

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all churches, congregations, and places of worship in Texas. Churches, congregations, and places of worship may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.

https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Churches-Places-of-Worship.pdf

 

Prevention Tips and Guidelines

Prevention of COVID-19
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take steps to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the steps you take to avoid the flu.

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/#prevent