COVID Update as of August 18, 2021

 

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus….” – Philippians 2:3-5

 

Throughout the pandemic we have done our best to follow the direction of the CDC and local health experts. The current mandate is that all people, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a mask when gathering indoors.  We ask that you please wear a mask anytime you are indoors on our campus in order to protect the most vulnerable among us. While we realize that wearing a mask can be inconvenient, as disciples of Jesus we take very seriously the call to imitate his selfless love for others.

 

If you’re wondering what our worship gatherings are looking like during this season, here are few things you can expect should you choose to join us in-person one Sunday:

 

  • We continue to have a section on the main floor with chairs socially-distanced. There is also plenty of room to spread out in our balcony, for those preferring more space.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are readily available throughout our facility.
  • Prepackaged communion supplies are available for use.
  • Contributions can be made online or in designated areas at the back of the worship space and the kiosk in the lobby.
  • Our MUGG coffee is open again.
  • Bible classes are offered at 10am each Sunday between worship services. 
  • We continue to disinfect the building during the week to prepare for your arrival.

 

For those of you who feel most comfortable joining us online for the time being, we support you in your decision. Take all the time you need.

 

We thank you for your continued prayers and realize that navigating this season has been difficult for everyone. Though there has been no shortage of opinions and perspectives throughout this pandemic, we want to do our best to make wise decisions and love each other well. Should you have any questions or perspectives that you think we may not have already considered, please feel free to reach out to me, Lee Thrasher, or one of our shepherds.

We love you all.

 

For the Leadership,

 

Matt Haynes


KidsQuest Worship and Nursery Care

Available at Both Services!

 

We are excited that Sunday programming for Children's Ministries has resumed! 

 

Nurseries:

One combined (babies and toddlers) nursery will be available in the Baby Nursery during each service. Music, snuggles, and play will be available for all families who are ready for them.

 

Safety precautions:

  • Temperatures will be taken on each child's forearm.
  • Volunteers will continue to wear clear masks (as shown below) to keep each other and the children safe while allowing babies to see facial expressions and engage effectively with caregivers.
  • Toys and surfaces will be sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizer will be utilized regularly.

KidsQuest Worship

KidsQuest Worship will be held in the Adventure Building during both services. As usual, children will be escorted to the Adventure Building before the sermon and picked up after service has ended.

 

Safety precautions:

  • Children over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering.
  • Volunteers are required to wear face coverings.
  • Children and volunteers will sanitize when entering the Adventure Building.
  • Toys and surfaces will be regularly sanitized.
  • Social distancing is encouraged in pick up lines.

 

Not Ready to Return?

We understand that many of our families will continue to stay home during this season and we support you doing whatever is safest for your family from a physical, emotional, and spiritual standpoint.  Activity bags, baby seats, and toys will continue to be available in the back of the auditorium should you choose to attend church in person but keep your children with you.