Beginning on July 5 @ 9am (weather permitting)
A 45 minute long weekly worship service will resume gathering in the grassy area beyond the playground and Family Shelter. We encourage casual, comfortable dress for these services.
We will continue to offer a full online worship service made available to you at 8:30am every Sunday morning. Those receiving a weekly mailed packet will also continue to have this shared each week.
In the event of rain, the outdoor service will be canceled,
but the online service will be ready and available for all to participate in.
How to prepare for our Outdoor Worship:
- Check the weather or the scrolling banner on our church website,
if rain seems imminent, we will cancel.
2. Plan to wear a mask or a face covering.
If you don’t have one, we are prepared with masks to share with you.
Exceptions: Children under age 2
or Individuals medically advised not to wear a mask.
3. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or towel to sit on.
You will be seated in the grassy area beyond the family shelter,
so prepare accordingly.
What to do when you arrive for our Outdoor Worship:
While you are on the grounds, we ask you to practice social distancing
and maintain 6 ft between one another.
1. Park and head toward the paved sidewalk that travels beside the Activity Building and between the Family Shelter and playground
where you will see greeters waiting for you
2. Please check in with our Greeters, they will be prepared to answer any questions
and on July 5 provide you with a Communion Kit for use during our service.
They will also have masks if you didn’t come with one.
A basket for any offerings to be placed in will also be available here.
3. An Usher will then assist you in finding an open spot to sit
in the marked seating beyond the Family Shelter in the grassy area.
One household will be seated per marked square.
No seating will be permitted under the Family Shelter.
What to expect during our Outdoor Worship:
Worship: will be kept intentionally simple, with call and response types of liturgy, Scripture readings, sermon, and prayers that can be shared in without a printed order at first. Music will be in the form of instrumental times of reflection.
Communion: is scheduled to be included on July 5 and August 9. You will receive Communion elements in a pre-packaged kit upon arrival at these services. At the appropriate time, you will be invited to open your communion kits and partake after Pastor Christy has consecrated them during the service. You will all commune at the same time where you are seated.
Offering: you will have an opportunity to drop off tithes and offerings in a basket as you arrive or depart from these services. We still encourage you give online or through an electronic banking option if you are able to do so.
Restrooms: in the Family Shelter will be open and function as single person stalls during these services. A greeter will be stationed by the restrooms to allow only one person at a time (or a family unit) to use them.
Family Shelter & Playground: will otherwise remain closed during worship services.