Returning to In-Person Worship FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Returning to In-Person Worship
(updated as of 9/30/2020)
Click on this page https://www.epiphanynyc.org/in-person-worship-regi... and then click on the registration link. Alternately, you may call the parish office at 212.737.2720. All registrations must be received by 12 noon on the Friday preceding.
All attendees must register in advance for contact tracing purposes. Seating also must be set up in advance based on who and how many people plan to attend, as 6 feet of distance must be observed around all households. Only immediate household members may sit together.
How many people may attend in person?
We are allowed to have 33% of our occupancy currently, which is 56 people After leaving spots for clergy, musicians, and staff, we have a registration cap of 45 people.
We’re sorry, but at this time, only members of immediate households may sit together at church.
Together we must all keep a covenant to never come to church if we don’t feel well! Even if one thinks it’s “just a cold,” or “just allergies:” if you are sick, or a member of your household is sick, please stay home and watch the live stream or participate by Zoom.
What will happen when I show up to church?
The doors will open at 10:00 am. Please plan to enter via the East 74th Street doors. Upon arrival, one may have to wait online outdoors, keeping 6 feet of distance between other households. Upon entering, you will check in with an usher, your temperature(s) will be checked, and you will find your way to your seat, which will have your name marked on it.
Everyone who attends in-person worship must wear a mask at all times, covering the nose and mouth. The only time one may remove it is when consuming the Communion wafer
Will there be music at the 10:30 am service?
Yes - we will have a supply organist and singers at the 10:30 am Eucharist.
Can I sing along?
Please allow our music leaders to make music on your behalf. Singing has been shown to spread respiratory droplets even through a mask, so we will refrain from congregational singing during the service.
Everyone is welcome to hug/kiss/handshake with members of their own household. Beyond that, we will all have to be creative in how we pass peace to others located 6 feet away or further! We ask that you remain at your seats for the full service, and please do not travel around the nave unnecessarily.
There is now one all gender restroom located out the door to the left of the chancel right next to the Interim Rector’s office. Please use this restroom. Please do NOT use the restrooms on the school level/basement.
Online Morning Prayer by Zoom will take place at 9:00 am each Sunday, followed by Online Coffee Hour on Zoom at 9:30 am. We will also offer a live stream of the 10:30 am Live Eucharist which can be viewed by going here: https://www.epiphanynyc.org/livestreaming/
Sunday School continues online via Zoom at its usual time of 9:30 am on Sundays.