COVId-19 Gathering Strategy

As restrictions are beginning to lift, we are doing our best to heed the recommendations of the governor’s office as well as the CDC. Our hope is to gather again in a spirit of wisdom, love, and compassion in a way that reflects the guidelines being encouraged by our state and local leaders, as well as shines the hope of the gospel as a light to the world around us. Our hope is to return together in three phases. 

For the present moment, we will be meeting together in person, in Phase 1. Phase 1 will be to come together and worship through drive in and outdoor meetings, observing any additional state or CDC guidelines such as facial coverings when within six feet of others outside your household. We will set up our service outside behind the church. For those that are either immunocompromised, uncomfortable, or believe you may have been exposed to the virus we are asking that you remain in your car and tune your car radio to the service (station will be posted). We will show you the best places to park so as to not block someone else’s view. If you are more comfortable and the weather is nice, consider bringing a lawn chair and sit outside with us, still keeping social distance from those not living with you. The weather may change so an umbrella for the sun or rain isn’t a bad idea either. Parents, feel free to bring sidewalk chalk for your kids to decorate the parking lot- it isn’t often you can draw on the floor at church!

Phases 2 & 3 will be to return inside the sanctuary, first in social distancing and then relaxing those protocols to where we were before this all started. We do not have set dates yet for these phases, but intend to follow the recommendations of healthcare professionals. We will give more details to these phases as they develop. 

I know many of you are fearful, while others may think this has been blown out of proportion. Wherever you land on that spectrum, know that we love you and are grateful for you. Let us strive to have the mind of Christ, “in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4.