We're Back!!!

We are so excited to announce that we are back for live, in-person gatherings this Sunday!!! After nearly three moths, our doors will be open this Sunday, and we invite you to come and join us (if you are comfortable being around people). If you are not comfortable just yet, we will still be live-streaming our morning gatherings on our Facebook page, so be sure to check that out if you are not able to join us in person.

If you are able to join us in-person, here are a few very important things we need to pass along to you. In an effort to open our doors as safely and responsibly as we can, we are asking you to help us by ...

Practice social distancing. Please try as best as you can to stay six feet apart. We know this will be difficult, and it may seem strange to do in church, but we are asking our church family to practice this as much as possible.

Wear a mask while in common areas. While you are entering the building and in the lobby area, we are asking you to wear a mask. You do not need to wear your mask while seated in your pew, but please wear a mask while in common areas. If you do not have a mask, we will have a limited supply available.

Use hand sanitizing stations. We will have hand sanitizing stations set up in the lobby and in the back of the auditorium between the doors. We are asking that you please sanitize as you enter and exit the auditorium.

Do not shake hands or hug.  Please avoid shaking hands and hugging. Perhaps consider an alternative form of greeting like an elbow bump or a wave. Please do not be offended if someone kindly denies a handshake or hug if you accidentally forget and offer one.

Sit only in unmarked areas in the auditorium. The pews will be roped off to create proper distancing while you are in the auditorium. Please sit only in areas that are not roped off and marked by signs. Also, please sit with those in your immediate family.

Keep your kids with you.  We know this one may be a bit difficult, but we are asking parents to please keep your kids with you while in the building. There will be no kids ministry at this time, and we want to make sure the kids areas are kept clean. Also, please have your kids sit with you during the gathering and not with other kids.

In addition to these requests, we also want to let you know that beverages will not be served until further notice, and the drinking fountains will be out of service as well.

Finally, while there is not kids ministry offered at the present time, we will be working hard to make our service more kid-friendly, and we will have kids activity sheets and crayons (prepackaged packs that they can keep) available for your kids during the gathering. We care about kids and families, and we want to create an experience that is meaningful and helpful to kids and parents.

We know this is a lot, and it will be hard. But, this will not last forever, so, for now, we are asking you to help us with these requests. Please be patient with us and give us grace as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We love you, and we look froward to seeing you on Sunday!!!

Pastor Brian

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