What You Can Expect When Returning To The Sanctuary




Service Times

Services will be held at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12 noon each Sunday.  Please note that the 8:00 am service is intended for our senior members as well as those with pre-existing medical conditions.  As such, the 8:00 am service will be restricted to attendees ages 13 years of age and older. 


Consistent with Phase 4 protocols, sanctuary attendance is restricted to 50 congregants or less.  Live streamed services will continue uninterrupted.  Registering for Sunday services will be facilitated by a simple, user-friendly, online reservation process, which will include a few generalized health-related questions.


Overflow Seating

Overflow seating will be set up in the gymnasium to accommodate congregants once the 50-person occupancy limit has been reached in the sanctuary.  Congregants seated in the gymnasium will be able, via projector screen, to view the service via our YouTube live stream. Please note that the same protocols with respect to spatial distancing and masks that apply within the sanctuary, are likewise applicable in the overflow area.

Temperature Checks

For your safety, as well as the other congregants, all attendees will receive temperature checks via hand-held, ultra-violet thermometers by members of our ERT Team, which are comprised of licensed health professionals.  Please be advised, if your temperature reading is recorded beyond normal parameters, we will not be able to admit you into the building.  No exceptions.

Masks & Spatial Distancing

Again, to ensure your safety, as well as that of the other congregants, masks must always be worn while inside the building.  Masks will also be available upon request at the screening counter.  Please expect to maintain adherence to familiar spatial distancing guidelines both within the building and while on the parking lot grounds.

Children’s Church & Nursery

At this time, Children’s Church and Nursery cannot be offered.

Sunday School

All Sunday School classes will continue to be offered virtually during the 10:00 am hour.

Volunteer Opportunities

As we begin to re-open the church, we have need of volunteers willing to serve in a host of capacities, such as ushers, screeners, cleaners (in between services), audio/visual/multimedia team members, health industry professionals willing to serve as emergency response team members, as well as others.  If you would like to serve, please contact either myself or our Connections Coordinator, Jennifer Reed.


On behalf of our staff, it is difficult to express in words how excited we are to begin to welcome the Skokie Valley family back into the church building.  We thank you for your continued prayers, patience, and faithfulness.


Dana James

Executive Pastor

Skokie Valley Baptist Church


Online registration starts on Tuesdays at noon 

for the following Sunday's worship services.




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