COVID-19 Update

We want to provide you with updates as we continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it impacts our local communities.

SUNDAYS
If you aren't comfortable returning to church yet, we will continue to offer high quality live streaming on these platforms:

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NO MORE TEMPERATURE CHECKS
Members of the Welcome Team will no longer take your temperature when you enter the building. Please monitor your temperature if you are feeling sick, and stay home if you have a fever.

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE
You are considered fully vaccinated if it has been more than two weeks since you received the second dose in a 2-dose series or more than two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine.  
If you cannot be vaccinated or choose not to be vaccinated, please continue wearing a mask while inside the building to keep yourself and other unvaccinated individuals safe.
There will be no stigma associated with wearing a mask. If you wear a mask, your church family will respect you for trying to protect yourself and those you care for.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR KIDS MINISTRY
The CDC is advising schools to continue all prevention strategies, including wearing masks. Based on this recommendation, all children ages 5–11 and adult Kids Ministry volunteers will be required to wear masks on our campus.
We will follow the lead of Orange County Public Schools to determine when to allow kids to resume on-campus activities without masks.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESUMES IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL; DRIVE THRU OPTION WILL CONTINUE
Please enter through the Fellowship Hall parking lot doors.
5:00 pm - Doors open and the drive thru begins. The glass doors of the Fellowship Hall parking lot entrance will be the only doors open and they will not be opened until 5:00 pm
5:45 pm - Prayer Time in Fellowship Hall
6:00 pm - Dinner is over. Everyone dismissed to the worship gathering in the sanctuary. No one will be allowed to remain in the Fellowship Hall.
If you are using the drive-thru dinner option, please make sure to follow signage and directions from our Wednesday Night Dinner leaders.  That will help you and those entering our building stay as safe as possible.

Everyone will need to continue to make reservations every week. This helps us get an accurate estimate of how many meals to prepare.
All reservations must be made by 9:00am on Tuesdays. Any reservations that come after that will be placed on a wait list. If you are placed on the wait list you will be called at 5:30pm on Wednesday and told whether or not we have meals for you.

TRADITIONAL SERVICE WILL CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:15pm
By continuing to offer a Traditional Service and a Modern Worship Gathering at different times of the week, we create opportunities to connect with more people and maintain excellence at both services. The timing allows the ministry team and volunteers to plan for and fully support each service.
People who come to Wednesday Night Dinner will continue to be able to attend a worship service at a time when they are already at church.
 
COMMUNITY GROUPS RESUME MEETING ON CAMPUS  (JUNE 6)
Each Community Group may decide whether to resume meeting in person or to continue meeting online.
It is recommended that groups meeting on-campus on Sunday mornings begin their time together at 9:30am.
If you need to ride the elevator to your group’s meeting area, please limit the number of people riding the elevator at one time to four.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE SANCTUARY REDUCED TO 3 FEET
Following CDC guidance, the space for social distancing has been decreased from six to three feet.
If you feel uncomfortable sharing space on the pews, clusters of chairs will continue to be available in the back of the sanctuary. Please feel free to adjust the placement of the chairs to create the space you need to feel comfortable.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:00 AM–12:00 PM EACH DAY
The doors to the building will remain locked for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and Monarch Learning Academy. To enter the building, please come to the Yale Street entrance and alert the office staff by pressing the button on the intercom next to the door.  An office staff member will speak to you through the intercom and grant you access to the building.
If you need assistance from our office staff after 12pm, please contact them by calling 407-843-0140 or emailing them directly.

GIVING
COTD is a generous church and we want to demonstrate our faith by giving in this time of crisis. The funds given help us to minister to many local, national and international agencies who will bring relief to those affected by Coronavirus. Here are a few ways you can continue to give:

1. Mail a check to the church (We do not recommend mailing cash) at 1914 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804.
2. Drop off your tithe when you pick up your Wednesday night dinner.
3. Set up automatic bill pay through your bank.
4. Give online through our website by clicking here.