Life Together » Space Use Policy
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
40 Ohio Street
Racine, Wisconsin, 53405
POLICY GUIDELINES RELATING TO THE USE OF SPACE
Trustees are responsible to regulate the use of the facilities' space in cooperation with the staff and members of Covenant.
WHO MAY RESERVE SPACE
The on-going programs of Covenant will have first priority in considering space use.
Other religious affiliated groups will be allotted space when available.
Community groups will be considered on an individual basis at the time of request.
Covenant does not provide space use for private business endeavors.
The pastors may schedule single event meetings by checking with the church calendar.
Space Use Forms will be used to inform the church office and Trustees.
Use of space by other clergy or chaplains require approval by one of the pastors of Covenant.
The Trustees of Covenant Presbyterian Church reserve the right to deny the use of church property.
WEDDINGS & FUNERALS
Covenant's pastors may schedule weddings, wedding rehearsals and funerals by checking with the church calendar.
Use of Welsh Hall and kitchen facilities requires users to restore it to original configuration and in a neat and clean condition.
APPLICATIONS FOR SPACE USE
Applications may be made with the Ministry Assistant at 634-4597. Her usual office hours are 9:00 to 3:00.
The Ministry Assistant or a pastor may approve the application.
SPACE REQUEST FORMS
The space request form serves a dual purpose. For the pastors it is a space use form which will present pertinent information for others involved in the program events. For others, the space request form is a request to use services or space at Covenant if scheduling can be arranged.
All groups, individuals or staff wishing to use space will fill out and submit the required space forms. Religious affiliated groups must be sponsored by a church group which will provide the responsible person-in-charge. Established fees may be charged.
Community groups should submit Space Request Forms at least two weeks in advance of publicizing the event. Established fees will be charged.
Space Request Forms must be on file in the church office. Persons or groups without approved supervision or property request forms will be asked to leave the church facility.
Year-long space use agreements are reviewed annually on June 30.
There are no usage fees for members of Covenant. Non-member users of Covenant shall contribute a minimum of $25.00 per usage of church facilities. The fee will be based on the number of people and the facilities used.
There are no usage fees for funerals.
In cases of frequent use i.e. more that once a week, a different fee may be negotiated.
OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS
The entire church property is an alcohol-free environment and the church facility itself is a smoke-free environment.
While the staff and members respect all space use agreements, the ministers reserve the right to pre-empt any agreement for special services of worship e.g. weddings and funerals. Notice will be given as far in advance as possible.
Rooms and furnishings must be returned to their "church" configuration after usage.