We’re excited to welcome you back on campus.

Please familiarize yourself with the information below. This page will be updated as needed to reflect the most up-to-date information.

What to Expect in Worship

For those who feel comfortable and choose to gather in person during this time, please know your safety is very important to us. We have implemented a number of measures to help you safely and confidently return to worship. We want everyone in attendance to be as comfortable and safe as possible.

What We Are Doing

Additional Cleaning: Cleaning and sanitizing measures are performed after each service.

Hand Sanitizer Stations: Additional hand sanitizer stations are available at entrances and throughout the campus. You will be greeted by an usher who will have hand sanitizer readily available.

Hands-free Experience: All doors will be open for you wherever possible. We will not be passing offering plates, but containers will be at the exits of the Sanctuary and Heritage Hall.

Seat Spacing: We have reduced our seating area and removed rows to enable households to sit at least 6 feet apart from other families.

What We Need You to Do

Personal Health Considerations: If you are sick, exhibiting symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home and enjoy our worship online, Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM & 11 AM.

Keep Your Distance: We are asking each household to practice social distancing and remain 6 feet from others whenever possible. Please be especially mindful of this while entering and leaving the Sanctuary and/or Heritage Hall.

Spread Out a Little:

- In the Sanctuary, please use the blue tape guidelines when selecting a pew.

- In Heritage Hall, please leave 3 empty seats between you and others who are not part of your family or household.

Face Coverings or Masks: Everyone must wear face coverings while on campus – including during and throughout all services.

At-Risk Groups: The decision is ultimately yours, but according to CDC recommendations, if you are elderly or have underlying medical conditions that would put you at higher risk, you should not attend worship services in person. We would love for you to join us by worshiping online from home. If you need technical assistance, contact our church office at (813) 961-1254.

Tested Positive for COVID-19?

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and think you were in contact with someone on campus, please call the office at (813) 961-1254 and ask to speak to one of our Pastors.

If you test positive for COVID-19, we ask you to refrain from attending worship services on campus for 10-14 days as recommended by the CDC.

If you’re not ready to return to in-person worship – no worries.

 Join us on for Sunday Worship online at 9:30 AM and 11 AM.

Visit our YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/c/lakemagdaleneumc

What to Expect for Weekly Small Groups & Bible Studies

Please know your safety is very important to us. We have implemented a number of measures to help you safely and confidently return to meetings for small groups and bible studies. We need your help to allow everyone in attendance to be as comfortable and safe as possible.

What We Are Doing

Additional Cleaning: Cleaning and sanitizing measures will be performed after each meeting. We will ask group leaders to assist with disinfecting high touch areas (tables, chairs and doorknobs).

Hand Sanitizer Stations: Additional hand sanitizer stations will be available at entrances and throughout campus.

Seat Spacing: We have reduced our seating capacity in meeting rooms and removed chairs to enable individuals to sit at least 6 feet apart from each other.

Food & Drinks: No food or drinks will be permitted at this time.

What We Need You to Do

Personal Health Considerations: If you are sick, exhibiting symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home.

Keep Your Distance: We are asking everyone to practice social distancing and remain 6 feet from others whenever possible. Please be especially mindful of this while entering and leaving the third floor hallway, the IWB Room, and other common areas around campus. Please be aware of the layout for each meeting room and do not move/add any chairs around the space.

Face Coverings or Masks: Everyone must wear face coverings while on campus.

At-Risk Groups: The decision is ultimately yours, but according to CDC recommendations, if you are elderly or have underlying medical conditions that would put you at higher risk, you should not attend on campus activities. We would love for you to join one of our virtual small groups from home. If you need technical assistance, contact our church office at (813) 961-1254.

Tested Positive for COVID-19?

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and think you were in contact with someone on campus, please call the office at (813) 961-1254 and ask to speak to one of our Pastors.

If you test positive for COVID-19, we ask you to refrain from attending on campus small groups and/or bible studies for 10-14 days as recommended by the CDC.

What to Expect in our Family Ministry

(Children’s Ministry & Student Ministries)

Your family’s safety is very important to us. We have implemented a number of measures based on the CDC, FL Health Department, and Hillsborough County School District guidelines to help your child safely participate on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We want all our families to feel as comfortable and safe as possible.

What We Are Doing

*Temperature Checks: During check-in, your child will be temperature checked with a no-touch thermometer to make sure they do not have a temperature of more than 100 degrees.

Screening Volunteers: All staff and volunteers have been asked to do a self-screening for any COVID-19 related symptoms or exposure before each meeting time. Staff and volunteers will wear face coverings and sanitize their hands regularly.

Additional Cleaning: Cleaning and sanitizing of toys, supplies, and high-touch surfaces will be performed during and after each meeting time. Items that cannot be easily disinfected will be temporarily removed from the classroom.

Hand Sanitizing: All children and youth will be asked to sanitize their hands before they enter the classroom. Additional hand sanitizer stations will be available at entrances and throughout campus.

What We Need You to Do

Personal Health Considerations: If your child or someone in your household is sick, exhibiting symptoms, or has had close contact with a person that has COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home and join us online for our Zoom Sunday School and Youth Group. Contact your ministry leader for more information.

Keep Your Distance: We are asking everyone to practice social distancing and remain 6 feet from others whenever possible. Please be especially mindful of this while entering and leaving the second and fourth floor hallways and the Youth House.

Practice Good Hygiene: We encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently with soap & water or hand sanitizer.

Face Coverings: All staff, volunteers, and student ministry members are required to wear masks. We know it is not always practical with little ones, but we are asking everyone to wear masks if possible.

Tested Positive for COVID-19?

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and think you were in contact with someone on campus, please call the office at (813) 961-1254 and ask to speak to one of our Pastors.

If you test positive for COVID-19, we ask you to refrain from attending any family ministry activities on campus for 10-14 days as recommended by the CDC.

Click here to read the full Children’s Ministry COVID-19 Prevention Policy.

*Children’s Ministry COVID-19 Prevention Policy only.

Click here to read the full Student Ministries COVID-19 Prevention Policy.

If you have any questions about these COVID-19 protocols, please contact the church office at (813) 961-1254.