church precautions

On March 2, 2021, Texas Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order lifting the Texas mandate for face-covering (masks) while also removing restrictions limiting building capacity, effectively reopening Texas. 

With the mandates lifted,  Midway Baptist Church will be returning to its normal pre-COVID service schedule, effective May 2nd.  In doing so, we encourage those attending our services to follow sensible precautions, as described below.  

gathering together

Cautionary Procedures to Consider:

(1) To further support social distancing, we encourage family members who live together to sit together.  The service in the sanctuary will be video streamed to the Fellowship Hall and the Dunn Building.  Attendees may want to utilize these facilities as needed in order to maintain a “safe distance” apart.

(2) Several entries and exits remain available for attendees wanting to maintain “social distancing” and to avoid areas with heavy traffic. Please feel free to enter or exit via the Front Doors or the Fellowship Hall doors, which ever provides the best social distancing for you and your family. 

(4) Please remain mindful of and considerate of attendees using alternative methods for greeting their fellow Brothers or Sisters other than the typical handshake or hug.

(5) Please wash your hands often and frequently.  Midway will place hand sanitizers throughout its facilities for your use.  Remember cleanliness is next to Godliness.

(6) Surgical masks will be provided for anyone who wishes to use them.  Disposable gloves will also be made available.

(7) Please be extremely careful concerning interaction with the children or babies.  

(8) Please remain at home if you are manifesting any of the following signs of sickness:  Fever — Cough —– Shortness of breath — Chills — Repeated shaking — Muscle pain;  —  Headache — Sore throat — New loss of taste or smell or other neurological issue.

Thank you for your considerations — MBC, Pastor Ed Neal

modified worship services

After much thought and prayer,  we have decided to return to our normal pre-COVID service schedule, effective May 2nd, 2021.  

 

 For reference, as COVID-19 continues to be a threat to some, medical experts find those at highest risk for life-threatening illness from COVID-19 are: 

  • People 65 years and older • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions — Underlying medical conditions include, but are not limited to: People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; and people who have serious heart conditions;     
  • People who have a compromised immune system — Many conditions can cause a person to have a compromised immune system, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or an organ transplant, various other immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications;
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher); or
  • People with diabetes, chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, and/or liver disease.