We extend a warm invitation to everyone in the community as we resume on-campus worship services at Fourth Presbyterian Church!


Sundays Starting June 21

Outdoor Services  |  8:00 & 9:30 a.m.  |  Lower (east) Parking Lot

Indoor Service | 11:00 a.m.  |  In the Sanctuary and available via livestream
Face coverings required

If you are in a high-risk group for COVID-19 and/or you do not feel comfortable attending at this time, please continue to attend via the livestream at 4thpres.org/livestream.


About Required Reservations

Safety remains a top priority for you and our community as we resume services. Physical distancing limits our capacity, and therefore advance reservations are required for all services, indoor and outdoor. There is no childcare and no on-site Sunday school for children, youth, or adults, but see online classes and activities here: children, youth, and adults.

Reservation Options for Outdoor Services

We strongly encourage the wearing of face coverings at outdoor services.
Bring your own umbrella (in case of heat or light rain) and bring your own water bottles.

OPTION 1: Households of 1 or 2

  • Select this option on the reservation form if attending alone or with one other person.
  • Each reservation is for two chairs, provided by Fourth, with 7 feet between each pair.
  • Chairs will be sanitized between services.
  • 38 reservations total.

OPTION 2: Households of Any Size

  • Select this option for households of any size.
  • Each reservation is for one parking space (approximately 9’ x 18’) in the Lower Lot.
  • To maintain safe distancing, only every other parking space will be used.
  • Look for the ORANGE CIRCLE on available spaces where your family/group may sit or stand.
  • Bring your own chairs or towels if seating is preferred. Please no coolers, food, or tables.
  • 38 reservations total.

OPTION 3: Park and Listen by Radio

  • Select this option if you would like to remain in your car and tune in to 90.5 FM.
  • You must remain in your car at all times with the engine off. No exceptions.
  • Use the Lower Lot entrance opposite Kirkwood Drive.
  • 12 reservations total. 

Reservations for Indoor Service

Each reservation is for one household (i.e., one to as many as 8 people). To maintain safe distancing, households will be spaced throughout the main level of the Sanctuary. 27 spaces total.

  • Face coverings are required for indoor worship.
  • We are sorry, but we are currently unable to offer handicapped access to the 11:00 a.m. service.
  • Note that the service will include singing

 

map of outdoor services

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Practice physical distancing by maintaining a 6-foot safe distance from other attendees (outside your party) and avoiding contact.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, we strongly encourage wearing a cloth face covering or mask to outdoor services. A face covering is required inside the church building and strongly recommended outside. Children under two and individuals with respiratory issues are not required to wear masks.
  • We will not be taking people's temperatures on-site.
  • If you or anyone in your party have had any of the following in the past 7 days, we ask that you not attend and instead take advantage of the livestream service:
    • Fever over 100
    • Cough or sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Not feeling well
    • Contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the past 14 days)

Entry and Exit for the 11:00 a.m. Service

  • We are sorry, but we are unable to provide handicapped access for this service.
  • The single point of entry for the 11:00 a.m. service will be the Main Office door.
  • Everyone will exit through the door at the right front of the Sanctuary.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit so that everyone can "foam in and foam out."
  • Wear a face covering at all times.

Parking

  • Parking will be available in the Upper Lot on a first-come basis.
  • If you need handicapped parking, please email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy at rkorossy@4thpres.org.
  • You may park in the neighborhood, but please adhere to the neighborhood parking restrictions and take care not to block driveways.
  • You may also park in the Westwood Shopping Center and walk to and from the church.
  • Shuttle buses will not be operating.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 9:00 for the 9:30 service and no earlier than 10:30 for the 11:00 service. We ask that everyone leave the grounds promptly to help us reset for the next service.

Church Building Remains Closed

  • During outdoor services, the building will be closed to everyone except for authorized staff and volunteers.
  • The landing and steps in front of the Youth Entrance will serve as the platform for those leading us in outdoor worship.
  • Please do not attempt to enter the church through these doors.

Emergency Restroom Access During Outdoor Services

  • To access the restrooms (emergency use only), enter the building via the Lower Portico entrance.
  • The three individual restrooms located near the Children’s Welcome Center are designated for use during outdoor services and will be sanitized between services.
  • Spray sanitizer and paper towels will be available for use in the restrooms between cleanings.
  • Please do not use other restrooms marked “closed”.
  • As you enter and leave the restrooms, please use the provided hand sanitizer to "foam in and foam out."
  • Wear a face covering at all times.

Cancellation Due to Weather

  • In the event of weather that requires cancellation, a decision will be emailed to the Fourth community, and posted to 4thpres.org, by 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
  • In any event the livestream service will be available.

Bulletins and Music

  • For the outdoor services, hymns will be led from the platform (Youth Entrance) with keyboard or guitar and voice.
  • For the indoor service, hymns will be led from the organ. Lyrics to the hymns will be in the bulletin.
  • The church will provide a limited number of bulletins for you to use and take with you, but to minimize contact we encourage you to view your bulletin electronically or print your own.
  • There will be singing at outdoor services and the indoor service.