Which Embrace campuses are re-opening?
Embrace re-opened its 57th Street, Sertoma and Tea campuses on May 24. The St. Croix campus will reopen on May 31.
What service times will be offered at each campus?
57th Street: 8:45, 10 & 11:15 a.m.
Tea: 8:45, 10 & 11:15 a.m.
Sertoma: 9 & 10:30 a.m.
St. Croix - 9 & 10:15 a.m.
How many people can attend on Sunday morning?
How do I know I’ll get a spot?
We want to make this transition a safe and positive experience for everyone interested in attending a physical service at Embrace.
Each campus will allow a maximum of 50% of its building capacity for each service. We aren’t reserving seating, but we have added services and some creative seating options to give as many people as possible the opportunity to worship at a physical Embrace campus while still following social distancing guidelines.
Each service will be 45 minutes long to allow for cleaning between services. Also, this service length will be more ideal for families with kids. We ask that people don’t gather in entryways before or after a service.
What happens if I show up to my campus and there are
no spots left for that service?
We are following the 50% capacity rule very closely, so it’s possible that some individuals or families may not be able to attend their preferred service.
We will ask people to return for a later service or direct them to another Embrace location with more available seating. The early and late services typically have more open seating. Watching the service online at 8, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. will also continue to be an option.
What will Embrace be doing to ensure a clean environment?
The health and safety of our attendees is a top priority. Our staff and volunteers will be following a plan for thoroughly and consistently cleaning all public spaces during and between services.
We’ll also be following a “no-touch” policy, propping open doors and eliminating the use of offering baskets.
Are people required to wear masks if they attend a physical service?
Masks are encouraged, but not required.
How closely will people sit in your sanctuary or other seating areas?
Households can sit together, but we will ask people to sit six feet away from other individuals or families. Rows of chairs will also be removed and spaced six feet apart. We will have staff and volunteers available to help ensure seating follows proper social distancing guidelines.
Can I bring my kids to a service?
Children are welcome in the sanctuary; however, eKids and nursery programming won’t be available during this time. We’re also planning to have disposable activity bags for kids available at each campus to make the experience easier for parents and kids.
Can you still watch services online?
We’ll continue the same levels of online engagement on Sunday morning, including continuing to stream services live every Sunday morning at 8:45,10 & 11:15 a.m. Live services can be found on Facebook, YouTube and iamembrace.com/online.