"Church in the Yunk"
your community church
since 1851

Live Church Info & Rules

Dear All,                                                                                                                                                               June 1, 2020


We are meeting for worship live at church on Sundays at 10:30 AM following social distance guidelines. This is great news. While the city remains in the Yellow Phase of statewide reopening, all of us need to do our part to make sure that our return to Church is a peaceful and safe experience for all. Please take the time to read the instructions below. We ask everyone to follow these guidelines when attending

Church during this period:


  1. Attending church on Sundays continues to be encouraged during the Yellow Phase but there is no obligation or requirement. No one will look down on you for not attending
  2. Please stay home if you are sick.
  3. Please stay home if you are at higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19. If you are uncertain about your risk status, please consult your doctor and the CDC Guidelines at the link below.

Click here to read the CDC Guidelines for those at higher risk: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html

  1. Church will continue to be available via live stream as long as we are technically able to do so.
  2. We will attempt livestreaming on zoom and our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/churchintheyunk/live/

Church worship Service is scheduled for Sundays at 10:30 AM


  1. Please wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water.
  2. Before entering the Church, please put on a face mask or cloth covering. Exceptions to this are “children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, and anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance” (CDC Guidelines).
  3. Please do not come to Church if you are sick or are at higher risk for severe illness with COVID19 (see above).
  4. For safety reasons, hymn books and pew Bibles will not be in the pews during this period. You are welcome to bring your own Bible with you.
  5. We will provide printed worship aids that will include the readings and Gospel. These will be available on a table at the entrance.


  1. Only the front, Green Lane, entrance will be available.
  2. Hand sanitizers will be available at the Church entrance. Please use the hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the Church.


  1. When taking your seat, please honor all posted signs about where you may sit. Seating will be marked to ensure proper social distancing. You may not be able to sit in your usual place because of social distancing.
  2. Members of the same household may sit together as normal. Please place 6 feet between your household and members of a different household.
  1. We will only have 25 seats plus family seating available for the opening Sunday, June 7th. We encourage people to arrive early to ensure that they will have a seat during the Services. If the available seats become filled, those who arrive after will be asked to remain outside during the service.


  1. Although we are not discouraging singing, we would ask that you sing quietly to yourself and if doing so, keeping your facemask on.
  2. Regarding tithes and offering: Collection boxes are placed at the rear of the auditorium..


  1. Please follow instructions during this ceremony. Special communion packets are being prepared.
  2. Please wait to remove your mask until you are about to receive communion.


  1. At the conclusion of the service, please exit the Church and proceed directly to your car or home. Please do not congregate within the Church for any reason.
  2. Please take a printed bulletin home with you.
  3. Please leave your mask on until you exit the Church.


  1. Church in the Yunk will follow the guidelines from the CDC for sanitation reasons as we resume public church services.
  2. To view the CDC guidelines, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html
  3. We will sanitize the church between church activities.
  4. If you are uncertain about whether or not you should return to Church, please consult with your doctor, as we cannot answer this question.

Many of you have missed Church as being an essential part of your week. We all feel the same way. Let us pray that this is the beginning of restoring live corporate worship.

Sincerely in Christ and Blessings to each of you,

Pastor Ron

Rev. Ronald James Matlack