Overview

We are excited to offer outdoor worship services!  Due to weather conditions, our services will now be at 3:00 on Saturdays, and 9:15 (traditional) and 10:30 (contemporary) on Sundays.  

 

Please understand that we cannot eliminate all risk when we gather for worship and classes (if you attend, you are assuming the risk).  This is why we encourage those who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 to stay home.  We have worked hard to enable people to join our worship services and classes remotely via Facebook, our website streaming, and Zoom (classes).  


Again, please keep in mind as you read through the details of our plans that this is a constantly evolving situation, and these procedures may change at any time.

RSVP System

Even though our services are outside, we still ask people to make a reservation so we can set up and arrange enough chairs for each service.

 

Please RSVP for the worship service you want to attend by filling out the online RSVP form or calling our church office at 480-969-4414.   If possible, please do this at least 24 hours before the desired worship service.  You can make a standing reservation, which will automatically create an RSVP request for you each week at the service you choose.

 

Once you've made your RSVP, you're ready to come to worship - you will NOT be e-mailed a seat assignment.

families with young children

We encourage families to bring their own items for their children to use during the services, but our staff has also prepared one-time use bags which will be available outside.

Worship materials

Because we will not be using screens outside, there will be a printed bulletin each week with all the words for the songs and other elements of the worship service.  CONNECT cards won't be available, so you can let us know you joined us for worship by texting the word "here" to 480-613-3613.  Offering envelopes will be available at the black offering boxes on stands outside.  In the future, we will develop an app to allow people to check-in, view the weekly readings, see previous sermons, submit prayer requests, and access our weekly bulletin, among other things.

masks

City & county mandates require people to wear a mask when they are within six feet of someone else outside.  Our chairs will be spatially distanced so that when in your chair you will be allowed to remove your mask.  We ask everyone to be gracious and understanding of others who may wear or not wear their masks in their chairs.  

 

We are requiring our volunteers to wear masks.  This is because they will be interacting with most of the people in attendance.

contingency plans

We have created communication protocols, backup plans, redundancy efforts, and further policies in preparation for the event that an attendee or a staff person is found to have been contagious with COVID-19.  If circumstances arise that require us to cancel our weekend services (including inclement weather), we will communicate that expediently through all of our communication methods.


Please call us (480-969-4414) if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a worship service in the three days prior to the onset of your symptoms.  We will not share your personal information, but will inform other attendees so they can adjust their plans as necessary.

bible studies

All of our bible study classes will be entirely on Zoom.  Click HERE to see the available classes, times and links to each Zoom study.


in conclusion

These procedures were created of loving concern for all of God's people.  We know some of these policies are inconvenient, and we ask you to join us in praying that God would provide medical breakthroughs and solutions very soon and bring us through this time quickly.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please call our church office at (480) 969-4414.