Frequently Asked Questions
How normal will services be now that we're worshiping in the Sanctuary again?
We're continuing to turn the dimmer switch, rather than flipping from "off" to fully "on." So, this season of church life will likely feel normal-ish, but things will remain different from pre-pandemic worship. We won't be passing offering plates, chair pads, or Communion trays. Things will still be different, at least for a while. But much will be "normal." The host, worship teams, and preacher will all be live and in person. We will be singing and praying and learning and laughing together. And we expect God to meet with us and minister to us each and every week in the Sanctuary and online, just as He has faithfully done throughout this challenging season.
What virus mitigation efforts will be in place?
We will continue to monitor the status of local case counts, hospitalizations, and mandates and maintain our focus on care, flexibility, and transparency. At present, we plan to continue gathering without any capacity limits or social distancing requirements. During periods of high transmission rates in our community, we will follow health guidelines by strongly recommending that people wear face coverings when participating in large, indoor gatherings like worship services. We will also continue to offer our online services weekly for those who prefer to watch from home or anyone who feels like they may be a risk to others based on exposure or symptoms.
What will happen next?
It is our hope and prayer that we can continue in-person, indoor gatherings with online alternatives indefinitely. As we learn to live with COVID-19 transmission ebbing and flowing, we expect that guidelines like face coverings will also come and go. If the situation changes significantly to the point that full capacity indoor gatherings are no longer prudent, we will consider returning to stricter mitigations like capacity limits or outdoor gatherings (weather permitting). Please join us in praying for the health and safety of our church and community and help us keep meeting face to face by staying home if you're sick or had a recent COVID-19 exposure and wearing a face covering during times of high transmission.