We are thrilled to pass along the news that Baltimore County will align with the state of Maryland to lift the order requiring face coverings in indoor establishments. With this in mind, Echo Community Church will make the following adjustments during indoor worship services:
- We no longer require masks when entering our ministry center.
- Our adult restrooms will be open to normal capacity.
- We will relax our process for entering and exiting the sanctuary.
- In order to protect our children who cannot yet be vaccinated, we will continue temperature checks and health questionnaires for all children's volunteers and staff. Children's volunteers will continue to wear masks while ministering to our children. We will continue temperature checks for children prior to entering the children's ministry area as well as our practice of having children wear masks while in their classrooms.
- Staff and volunteers not working with children will not be required to wear masks while serving in ministry. Anyone, whether adult or child, who is either symptomatic or who has been recently exposed to COVID should continue to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and seek appropriate medical care.
For now, we will continue our seating configuration in the sanctuary to allow sufficient space for providing a sense of safety for all, especially considering our more vulnerable church family members. Seats will be disinfected between the 9AM and 11AM service. Hand sanitizing stations will remain in place. Our entire facility will continue to be professionally cleaned and disinfected every Saturday.
We respect, endorse, and support any who feel most comfortable wearing masks at their own discretion. Finally, we ask your patience and grace for our leadership and your fellow church family members as we navigate the nuances of resuming a "more normal" way of gathering together for worship.
Children and teens are welcome to join in service! Currently, children's programs (Preschool age - 5th grade) are only available during the 11:00 service on Sundays. You can visit our Kids page for virtual resources and Resonate Youth for info on teen services.
We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all our worship gatherings.
Thank you for worshipping together with us in-person and online!
If you have experienced any COVID symptoms, recently traveled to a high risk area, or been in contact with a sick person, please worship with us on the Sunday Facebook LIVESTREAM.
If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to email us here.