June 14th, 2020 – Message from PV
Re-opening plan for the Church
Pleasant View friends and family, we have watched in wonder as God has worked His will throughout
America and the world in these uncertain times. We are daily reminded of something that many outside
of our country know intrinsically; that God works in bad times just as much as in good, and maybe
more so. We serve an amazing God.
Now it is time for the next chapter in this story; it is time to re-open the doors of Pleasant View.
Beginning on Sunday, June 21st, 2020, Pleasant View will be opening its doors for worship.
We are so grateful to all of those in leadership who worked so hard to bring the same, Bible based,
Christ-centered content you have come to expect from Pleasant View. We will continue to offer this
Biblical teaching and Christ-centered worship, online, as we move forward towards communal worship
within our building.
It is important to note, we will not be simply opening the doors and diving back in as normal. There will
be some ongoing changes as we work towards our goal in phases. Please take the time to read
through this statement in its entirety as that will help greatly in adjusting to some differences.
First, and foremost: God is our focus. He is the reason for everything that we do. We are not trying to
make any political statements, we are not trying to take any popular stand, we are, and always will be,
striving to follow the commands God has given us in the Bible. We are commanded to encourage each
other towards love and good deeds, (Hebrews 10:24), and to continue to meet together, as a church
(Hebrews 10:25); we are told to help one another work through our problems, (Galatians 6:2); we are to
teach and admonish each other, (Colossians 3:16); we are to praise God together, (Psalm 150: 1-6) and
so much more.
We desire to follow God’s commands in this area and that is why we are re-opening.
The following is intended to help you understand what changes are being made and the easiest way to
transition back inside PV.
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms; fever, coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue,
etc..; please continue to join us online at PleasantVChurch.com
When you arrive at Pleasant View, you must park in the two lower lots. These are the lots to the left of
the building, behind the cemetery. To reach them, simply circle the building counter-clockwise, (to the
right), and you will see the entrance. The only exceptions to this parking restriction are for the elderly or
infirmed. They may park in the upper lot, if they so choose. As you walk towards the building, you will
notice new signs along the path, at the entrance, and inside the building. These signs will have the
main changes listed as reminders and for quick reference.
Pleasant View has contracted with an outside company to sanitize our building and all surfaces within.
This company will be using a sanitation system called, GreenSpeed Hygiene System. This system has
been used in hospitals for years and is being used by other churches at this time. After application,
GreenSpeed will continue to sanitize all surfaces for an entire month. This means that after one service
vacates the auditorium, your seat, and anything else you may contact, will be sanitized before you even
At this time, we are recommending that everyone avoid physical contact with those outside of your
household. This would include handshakes, hugs, etc…
The use of masks, or other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is welcome, but is not required for
staff, volunteers, or guests. A box of extra masks, (if they can be procured) will be placed by the
entrance for any who may have forgotten theirs, or would like to wear one. Our front doors will be
Service start times remain unchanged, (9:30 and 11:00am) but their duration will be shortened from 1
hr to 45 minutes. This means that services will be from 9:30-10:15 and from 11:00-11:45. This will allow
45 minutes between services for arrival and departure and will reduce congestion.
We will not be passing the offering plates for tithes and financial gifts at this time. We ask instead that,
if you are able, and as God prompts, please give through our Realm Connect program, or use the
offering box that will be placed at the Welcome Desk. This box will be available before, during, and
after the service.
We ask that, if you are able, before or after the service, please fellowship outside of the building, in the
front yard, or anywhere else that may suit. If you have small children and are uncomfortable being so
near the road, we understand if you need to use the lobby or the park area in the back of the building.
There will be no food or drink offered within the building at this time, but you are welcome to bring
your own. If you choose to do so, please keep it with you at all times. Do not leave any food or drink
There will be no bulletins handed out, instead we invite you to print out Pastor Jay’s sermon notes
from home, ahead of time, or view them on your phone during the service. Additionally, all materials
will be removed from the seatbacks, so if you bring your own notes, bring a pen as well.
Within the Auditorium, we are asking congregants to respect each other’s space and we will help by:
closing off every other pew. As you fill in the auditorium we ask that you please, fill in from the front
back, and if you are the first to a pew, please sit towards the middle so that remaining options exist at
either end. Households are encouraged to sit close together to save space.
In the event of a “packed house” we will be initiating a planned reorganization of the auditorium which
will be explained, prior to the service beginning, by Pastor Jay. We will also have auxiliary seating
available, in our two large classrooms, (equipped with screens streaming the service) for certain staff
and volunteer members.
Our children’s department, KidZone, will be re-opening simultaneously and a detailed description of
that plan can be found on Realm, at our website, here, and on the KidZone Facebook
We thank you so much for your attention to these adjustments. We are so grateful for your grace,
patience, and understanding and we could not be more excited to begin meeting again, in person
starting June 21st, 2020. If you are uncomfortable meeting at this time, please do not feel obligated to
return. We realize that everyone has different thoughts and emotions at this time and we promise to
strive to live in peace with one another, as commanded in Romans 12:18. Remember that our doors,
and our hearts will be wide open when you decide to visit.
These changes will be continually fluctuating as time goes on and new challenges arise or dissipate and
we thank you again for your understanding.
We hope to see you soon.
Any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to leadership via Realm or by using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pleasant View Church Leadership Team