34th Street Church of God Corona Virus Update

June 10, 2020


Greetings 34th Street Church of God Family–


We are so excited to know we will be able to come together in worship in the near future!   We have been monitoring the local COVID-19 activities and restrictions.  With the stay-at-home orders lifted in Tampa and Hillsborough County, we expect to reconvene in the sanctuary within the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for the announcement of our Grand Re-Opening.  As always, your safety is our top priority.  With that said, outlined below is the approach we are taking to ensure a safe re-opening.


Re-Opening Task Force Team

  • A re-opening task force has been assembled
  • This team will ensure a safe re-opening of our facilities
  • The team will develop new procedures and protocols to ensure we open under the safest sanitation conditions
  • The re-opening task force has created the 34th Street Church of God member survey and emailed it to members.  If you did not receive the survey, contact Sister Yvonne Holland ( and she will see that you are forwarded the survey.  Your input via the survey will aid in our decision-making process as well as enable us to identify members who are available to serve in various ministries (ushers, greeters, security, etc.).  Please complete the survey as soon as possible.  The deadline for survey input is Sunday, June 14, 2020
  • Prior to re-opening, our entire facilities will undergo a professional COVID cleaning (spray or fog) and all hard surfaces will be wiped down with disinfectant; high touch items (door knobs, tables, pew backs, etc.) will be sanitized after each service as well


 How Will We Re-Open

  • Our re-opening will occur in phases, meaning Sunday morning services will be the first thing we resume and other programming will open up as time progresses
  • Children and Youth Church activities will not resume immediately; leaders are developing plans to engage our children and youth, though
  • Special events (e.g., baptism, choirs, facility rental) are postponed until further notice; private baby dedications of 8 people or less may be arranged by contacting Dr. Maxine Woodside of Bethesda Ministries at 813.248.8700
  • Here are a few things you may expect when we return to the sanctuary
    • crowd control: with social distancing in mind, we may begin worship in smaller gatherings; signage will be posted to indicate available seating that ensures we maintain safe distance as we worship together
    • social distancing: we ask that you maintain six feet between you and others at all times (families may sit together); all others outside of your immediate family should be separated by six feet; rather than hug, kiss, or shake hands, we will simply “eye and nod” as we greet one another
    • masks: everyone is encouraged to bring and wear a mask upon entering the building;
    • hand-sanitizing: stations will be available throughout the building
    • hands-free towel and soap dispensers will be installed in all restrooms
    • feeling under the weather: please love others by choosing to stay home if you are not feeling well; you are welcome to join us in worship via Facebook live or on our website at
    • quality services: you will notice the “order of service” has been streamlined; this is not to rush us in and out of worship, rather we are minimizing our exposure and avoiding activities that encourage person-to-person contact (e.g., meet and greet, handshakes, etc.)
    • dismissal: everyone is encouraged to leave the building immediately after service; signage and ushers will direct this flow of traffic


Staying Connected

  • Online services will continue for high-risk members and those whose health may be compromised by in-person meetings
  • As always, small groups are encouraged to engage with one another




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34th Street Church of God

3000 N. 34th Street

Tampa, FL 33605


Phone:  (813) 425-2082





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