Guidelines for Use of Facilities

The facilities at St. Andrew By-The-Sea were built by the members of this congregation to Glorify God and signify His presence.  St. Andrew By-The-Sea wants to be a church that reaches out to the community and is an inviting place for all people to learn of God’s love.   The following guidelines are set to help us reach our purpose, and apply to any area of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church buildings and/or its grounds.  The signing of this document indicates your knowledge and understanding of these guidelines

  • Permission is given for use of space and times as specified here, but not for church supplies and/or equipment unless indicated.  Failure to comply may result in denial of use of church facility.  Arrangements to use of the church supplies and equipment (i.e., microphone, sound equipment) must be made through the church office.
  • Room(s) are to be left in the style and state of cleanliness each was originally found.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of a portion or all of facility deposit.
  • No smoking is allowed any area of the church or other buildings.  Smoking is allowed in specified outside areas only and smoking material must be extinguished only in containers provided.
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or drugs are prohibited on church property.
  • No tape, nails, tacks, screws, staples or like devices may be used in any wall, ceiling, molding, door, window, or other structure of furniture.
  • When children (up to grade 12) are involved, the organization is subject to the guidelines for the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults set by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church.
  • In executing this agreement, the aforementioned group or organization hereby releases, indemnifies, and holds harmless St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church from any and all claims arising from any action or non-action of the organization. Such release, indemnification and hold harmless action shall extend to the payment of attorney’s fees in any legal action, including, but not limited to, settlement negotiations, arbitration, litigation, and payment of claims.
  • With reasonable notice, regularly scheduled “outside” group meetings can be preempted by functions vital to church operations (i.e., funerals).
  • Outside caterers are subject to supervision by church personnel, and provide certificates of insurance, and workers compensation.
  • Set-up diagrams must be turned in at least two weeks before the event.  Also any special needs must be arranged for at this time as well. (i.e. sound system, overhead, etc.)
  • Your group must stay in the assigned areas and common areas while in the facilities.
  • All Items brought onto the facility must be removed from the facility when the group leaves.  Any items left will be removed at the rental group’s expense.
  • All garbage cans must be emptied into the dumpster outside.  Failure to do so will result in loss of some or all of the security deposit.
  • Keys will not be given to outside groups that do not use the facilities on an ongoing basis.
  • Outside groups must provide proof of liability insurance with a $1,000,000 minimum.
  • All final payments must be remitted no later than one week after event has been invoiced.
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