The Pastoral Team, along with the Church Board and the Southeastern California Conference have prayerfully considered you and your safety as we make decisions to gather in person for weekly outdoor worship services. We recognize that not everyone is ready to attend in-person worship gatherings and we encourage those in the vulnerable population or those who experience any COVID symptoms to worship online. We will continue to live stream so that you don't miss out on Bonita's worship experience!
The following safety precautions and protocols have been put in place to create an uplifting and safe environment for all who come to campus.
Q: What precautions will the church take for re-gathering?
A: Bonita will make sure that:
- We do our best to manage our capacity for our spaces/gatherings through ticket reservations
- Our spaces will be cleaned and disinfected before and after any gathering
- Social distancing is practiced
- There will be hand sanitation stands for guests to use
- Guests are pre-screened before coming to campus
- Guests will check-in and screen prior to entering a gathering space
- Guest will be required to wear masks when indoors and strongly encouraged to wear masks when outdoors
- Guests are encouraged to find creative and safe ways to greet each other from a distance
Q: Will there be a limit for the number of people who can attend?
A: Space limitations could potentially be a factor, however for our current outdoor gatherings we believe we can accommodate all who wish to attend. However, we strongly encourage all who plan to attend to use our ticket reservations system which will will help us better plan and be prepared for all who come to our campus.
Q: How can I get tickets to a Bonita gathering?
A: We are using the Eventbrite service to reserve tickets. (The Eventbrite App creates the most seamless experience for you and the church). You will find the invitation links to reserve your tickets within the Bonita Weekly email that is sent to you at the end of each week.
Q: Do I print my tickets and bring them to church?
A: When you reserve your tickets, you will receive an email with an electronic barcode and/or QR code. However, if you download the Eventbrite app, it will hold your ticket for you, or allow you to put your ticket in your mobile wallet. We will scan your mobile device barcode when you check in. If possible, please do not print and bring paper tickets to campus so that we can minimize the amount of touch points you and our volunteers experience.
Q: Will there be seating at the outdoor gatherings?
A: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as we worship together.
Q: Will I be allowed inside the church building?
A: When indoors, masks will be worn by all individuals aged 2 or older. The restrooms will be available for use. Other rooms/spaces in the building will not be available for gathering.
Q: How will restrooms be utilized?
A: One family in the bathroom at a time or a maximum of 2 people in the restrooms. Social distancing markers will be on the floor in the lobby as you wait and there will be an indicator at the front of the line to let you know if the restroom is available.
Q: Will there be any specific kids ministry activities during gatherings?
A: We love kids at Bonita! They are most certainly welcome at our services and we are being mindful to create a worship experience that is family friendly. We hope that the songs chosen, activity bags provided, and kids segments included will engage your children during the services. However, in the spirit of safety, we ask that they remain with you while on campus. At this time, in accordance with the SECC guidelines, there will not be any child only activities that are separate from their parents.
Q: What if I prefer to wait a little longer before returning to a church gathering, will this event be streamed live?
A: We are grateful that you are being mindful of yours and your family’s safety. We want to make sure you do not miss out on Bonita experiences as you wait to regather. We will do our best to live stream events. However, we are at the mercy of our internet and data capabilities. At the very least, the event will be recorded and posted to our website to be enjoyed at a later time.