Frequently Asked Questions
When is 9:30 AM worship resuming in the building?
Our Sunday morning traditional service will start back at 9:30 AM on October 18.
When is contemporary worship resuming?
Our Sunday morning contemporary service will start back at 11:00 AM on November 1. Mark your calendars for our outdoor Night of Worship on October 9 at 7:00 PM.
How do I save my seat for Sunday Morning indoor worship?
Go to ptcumc.org/savemyseat to reserve a space for your family on Sundays or call Christine Lewis at 770-487-6499.
Reservations open each week at noon on Sunday and close at midnight on Saturday for the following Sunday morning.
Why do I need to reserve a seat?
We have less space in our worship centers than we did prior to March 2020 in order to maintain social distancing. Our traditional worship center now only seats 180 people and our contemporary worship center now only holds 100.
How long will services be?
Our services will be less than 45 minutes in order to make sure we can clear the buildings between services and reduce exposure time.
Why aren’t we singing indoors?
Many of our common practices in worship have the potential to cause airborne spread. We are working within the guidelines set forth by the CDC
and the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. To read more about those guidelines, go here and click on “Considerations for Music and Worship Planning.”
What is being offered for Kids?
While we will be offering our 9:30 AM worship service inside the building by mid-October, our KiDS Min will not resume until we resume both services (9:30 Traditional and 11:00 Contemporary) on November 1 for babies – pre-K.
We ask that older children remain with their parents during worship in November. Children must be included in your “save my seat” reservation. Programming for K – 5th grades will resume in December.
What is our cleaning protocol?
We have purchased extra hospital grade disinfectant for surfaces to be used in between services in our KiDS Min areas and we have a fogger that is used every day after the rooms are vacant. We have found this to be highly effective for our Weekday School that has been in session since August 31.
Who is required to wear a mask?
Masks are required for ages 3 and up to enter the classrooms. Once in the classrooms ages 3 and 4 will be able to remove their masks. All leaders will be wearing masks and/or face shields inside the building.
What is the social distancing protocol?
We ask that households stay a minimum of six feet apart while you are on campus. For KiDS MIN we have re-arranged how we approach our programming time so that students can be more spread out and do not have to move from our large group room to small group rooms.
We will have a reservation system for worship to ensure that we are not overcrowded in any one space. You can register at PTCUMC.org/savemyseat. Upon arrival parents can check in their children in our lower lobby to the right as you exit the elevators.
When will Adult Sunday School and Breakfast Club resume?
Since we only have one room where these groups can gather and remain six feet apart, we will not resume these groups at this time. Please contact us if you would like to connect with a group via Zoom or if you’d like to join a Connect group that meets on Sunday evenings.
When does 608 start?
Our student ministry will continue meeting through Connect groups, Fall Retreat One Day on November 1, and a Christmas Night of Worship on December 13.