Covid-19 Response Update

Last updated:  August 5, 2020

As we consider our plan to gather together in person again, we have considered what our state officials have offered in the "Back on Track Indiana" 5 stage plan.  While the Indiana plan does allow unrestricted gathering for churches, the rest of our community remains cautious about the unknowns of virus spread.  In an effort to love our city well, Kossuth is aligning our plan with what Indiana has recommended for non-church groups along with a small buffer of time from Indiana's plan stages.  We will endeavor to apply wisdom to make any appropriate adjustments as needed to reflect adjustments from our state and local authorities 

 

This page will serve as a reference point on Kossuth's plan to keep you informed as we progress through this coming season.  Any changes or updates to our plan will be posted here.  Please continue to interpret all these details as tentative.  Proverbs 16:9 teaches us, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."  May we all continue to pray for collective wisdom and guidance for ourselves and for those in authority over us.


Our Plan for Gathering Together

While we will continue to offer a live stream for the foreseeable future (accessible through YouTube and Facebook Live), we are excited to start two on-site worship gatherings beginning May 31, one at 9a and another at 11a.  We see two on-site gatherings as a temporary solution for this season only and will resume to one worship gathering on-site when appropriate to do so. Our current target date for resuming one worship gathering is Sunday, August 23 with connection hour classes restarting on Sunday, August 30. 

 

We are implementing several precautionary measures to make these on-site gatherings as safe as possible: marked seating to enable social distancing, cleaning and sanitizing in between gatherings, encouraging masks for everyone who attends, and other precautions as we deem appropriate. In keeping with state requirements, we ask that you wear a mask in the building until you are seated and socially distanced. We also ask that you wear a mask while singing. We will continue to monitor national, state, and local concerns and recommendations and will re-evaluate these mask expectations as soon as it seems wise to do so.  

 

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 4.5

Stage 5

Anticipated Kossuth date

May 10

May 31

June 21

July 19

August 30

Indiana "Back on track" target date

May 4

May 23-24

June 13-14

July 4

August 28

Max Groups/Crowds

25

100

250

250

No size restriction; social distancing recommended


Worship Gathering

Live Streaming from Auditorium

Two Sunday Gatherings: 9a / 11a (gym overflow)

Two Sunday Gatherings: 9a / 11a

Two Sunday Gatherings: 9a / 11a

One Sunday Gathering: 10:30a

Connection Hour

Live Zoom

Live Zoom

Suspended

Suspended

Kids, youth, and adults (9:15a)

Nursery

--

none

Nursery 

(11a only)

Nursery and 2's class

(11a only)

Nursery and 2's class (9:15a, 10:30a)

Children

Resourcing parents remotely

Resourcing parents remotely

Resourcing parents remotely

3's and 4's-5's classes (11a only)

3's and 4's-5's classes (9:15a, 10:30a)

Youth

Online groups

Discretionary

Limited groups & events

Limited groups & events

All groups & events

International Ministry

Live Zoom

Sundays at 9:30a

Sundays at 9:30a

Sundays at 9:30a

Sundays at 9:15a


 

Questions?  please contact ksbc@ksbc.net or phone 765-448-1620