This has been a year to remember. In just a few short months, our church, our community, and our world have been disrupted and changed in a way that nobody could have imagined. As we reopen our ministries (Children, Youth and Groups), we want to lean into our mission as we create safe environments that continue to inspire people to become wholehearted followers of Jesus.
What to Expect
What times are your in-person worship services? We offer three in-person worship services on Sundays at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Our 8:00 service will be geared toward our high-risk attenders. To allow proper social distancing in our sanctuary, these services will be limited to 320 people, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Cafe.
Do I need to wear a facial covering? Yes. Facial coverings are required at all indoor services and events. This requirement does not apply to those who are exempt due to medical conditions, age, or other indicators as outlined in Governor Holcomb’s executive order. The pastor and worship team will also be exempt, but only when on the platform and proper social distance is maintained.
I'm not ready to return. Will you continue to offer worship services online? YES! We will continue to stream our 11:00 a.m. service live. There are three ways to participate - Facebook, YouTube and our website.
Will you offer in-person children's (Joyland) and intermediate youth (ISM) ministry activities? Yes, Elementary and Preschool Joyland is available during the 9:15 and 11:00 Sunday services, and ISM (grades 5-6) meets during the 11:00 service. Nursery options (ages 0-2) are also available. Please visit our new check-in area, and our friendly volunteers will direct you to your child's classroom. We'll continue to offer all children's and youth lessons online as well.
What can I expect when I bring my Joyland kids and ISM youth to church? We're glad you asked! Check out this short video to see what's changed since you were last in Joyland and ISM - as well as what we're doing to keep your children and students safe!
Will there be additional safety measures in place to protect attenders? Yes. We have implemented the following practices, in accordance with government and local health officials' recommendations:
Ensure social distancing between individuals or family units of the same households during services. We utilize every other row of seating and ask that at least two chairs be left between family units.
Clean between each service and disinfect high-contact surfaces regularly. Restrooms will be cleaned after each service.
Place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations (e.g. bathroom, entry, exit) and staff, members, and guests are requested to sanitize their hands before entering the building.
Recommend non-contact greetings - waving, smiling, verbal greetings.
No handouts - please sign up for our eNewsletter for events and activity information; download the YouVersion app for sermon notes.
Coffee and other self-service stations are closed.
Communion will be prepackaged to avoid contact.