The Latest Info About In-Person Worship
We are entering Phase 2 in October! Here's what you need to know...
Sunday, October 4 at 10:30am, we will host 1 in-person service which will be streamed live online and archived On-Demand.
As we make plans to offer in-person worship, our goal is to create safe, meaningful worship experiences for those who are ready to gather again. Below is a breakdown of some of the guidelines that we will be putting in place in hopes to achieve this. At this time, we are taking a fairly slow approach with concern for ALL including the staff and volunteers. There is also a FAQ section to help answer questions you may have along the way.
* A Pre-registration will be required for those ready to attend WHO ARE NOT already scheduled to volunteer or serve that day. Registrations will become available on Tuesdays for the upcoming weekend beginning on 9/29.
* If you are/have been experiencing any symptoms of illness, we encourage you to participate in the service online from home while you continue to get well and feel better.
* If you are concerned about your ability to wear a mask for the duration of a worship service, please consider participating in the service online from home as it may not be the right conditions yet for you to join in gathered worship.
What will the services be like?
Initially we will be offering 1 service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. It will be in a very similar format to the online services we have been doing recently. We are being mindful of exposure time for all involved. It has been more than 6 months since we've held in-person services. Many of our serving teams will be adjusting procedures and it may take a few weeks for us all to shake the dust off. If we're honest, we're excited and nervous. We ask for your prayers and patience.
Do I Have to Register?
Yes, In order to maintain safe, spacious distancing in the Sanctuary, there is a seating capacity. This also allows for tracking should a medical incident occur.
Why do I have to wear a mask?
- Many will not feel comfortable attending if this is not in place. It's a protocol that allows more of us to join in community together again while considering the concerns of our whole church family.
- This is currently a guideline within our denomination.
Why do I have to have my temperature taken?
For now, while this is by no means a tell-all indicator, it is a very quick step that could possibly keep someone from unknowingly spreading Covid-19 to a large group of people.
What about my kids?
Guests will be seated as a family unit. There will be a nursery for children 2 and under because CDC guidelines state that they can't wear a mask correctly plus we want to offer you a chance to worship more freely while your very young children are taken care of. There will not be regular morning NextGen programming as of yet, but you can find their online programming here.
Will there be coffee and donuts?
Not initially. We encourage you to enjoy your favorite breakfast from the comfort of your house or car.
Can I still watch online?
Absolutely, we are committed to serving our online congregation and have been making plans for enhancements along the way.
When and where do I register?
We will be sending notifications when they are available. Registrations will become available on Tuesdays for the upcoming weekend beginning on 9/29. They will be on this page, the Central Hub, and the online worship page. If someone is not online to make a registration, they can call the church office after Tuesday.
Can my Sunday School Class meet?
Currently, It is not time for our Sunday school classes to be able to gather on Sunday mornings at the church yet. There are capacity limits to the rooms and other logistics taking place during that time. We hope for a change in the coming weeks. We still encourage online and telephone connections.
Can my Bible Study or serving team meet at the church during the week?
There are some opportunities for groups between 6-10 people to meet on campus during the week, with protocols in place and as scheduling allows. Please email here for more details if you're interested.
Kindness is the best policy!
Let's all do our part so we can move on to Phase 3 of ReLaunching SpringLIfe!
Ready to Register?
Registration opens each week on Tuesday mornings at 8am for the following weekend.
You can also text RSVP to the church phone # 352-683-2600 and it may pre-fill your info.