ReGathering

Starting Sunday, February 14, 10:00am


We will begin having in-person services again on Sunday mornings! We will offer 3 options for attending: indoors, outdoors, and online. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

General Guidelines

Both indoors and outdoors, we will abide by CDC guidelines as follows:

  • If you are sick, have symptoms, or are in an at-risk group, please stay home at this time.
  • Keep hands washed/sanitized. Sanitizer will be available at the church.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet between non-family-units.
  • Wearing of a face covering.

Option #1: Live and In-Person in the Sanctuary!

  • Services will be held INDOORS with seating spaced out to be able to sit at least 6 feet apart. People who live in the same household or who have already been in close proximity may sit together in rows or tables.
  • We are asking people attending indoor service to use the back parking lot and entrance in order to accommodate our church family who will be meeting out front.
  • We will have Children’s Ministry available. More details to follow.
  • Our Hospitality Ministry will not be serving food or refreshments until further notice.

Option #2: Outside in the Front Courtyard

  • If you want to be there "in-person" but are still not sure about being indoors, then you can join us outside in the front and watch with us!
  • We will have screens set up with a live feed of the service that's happening indoors.
  • Seating will be set up, or feel free to bring your own chair.
  • Please park in the front parking lot to enter the courtyard.
  • Use the main building lobby entrance to access the restrooms.

Option #3: Worship With us Online


After much prayer and consideration, this is our plan and we know it’s not perfect but we think it’s pretty good and we’ll make adjustments as we go if needed. We totally understand your frustration and difficulty during these times, but this is our time as the body of Christ to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit and to consider one another. Romans 14:13-19 says, “Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” (v.13), and goes on to say, “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” (v.19).
 
There is no judgement as to which option you choose (but if you are sick you need to stay home). Differing viewpoints on this pandemic gives us no reason to divide. This will pass, but the work of the church will not, until this age has ended. We must, "make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Ephesians 4:1-3)


And while these guidelines are intended to minimize risk as much as possible, understand that public settings will always inherently carry a certain level of risk that can't be completely eliminated. We leave it up to each individual to determine for themselves what level of risk they're comfortable with. We ask that you be respectful and considerate of each other's needs and preferences, and look out for one another. Let's remember not to live in a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7), but let's also remember to be loving and wise. We look forward to worshipping with you, whether in-person or online!