3 Ways to Gather: Inside, Lobby, Drive-In

What a good season this has been for our church.  In the midst of hardship and general upheaval, God has faithfully grown, blessed and led us each step of the way.  As we seek to continue following Him, we have a new move to make.  

Our resurrection day gatherings have been a highlight and steady comfort for the past 6+ months and we remain committed to regularly gathering as a local church to worship Jesus.  We have modified many things about the way we gather while prioritizing the elements that are scripturally required.  Our shared commitment is to bend toward Christ, apply much grace and move incrementally.  

God has made gathering outside so easy by giving us 25 Sunday mornings without rain!  Although He could continue doing so, we are anticipating the blessing of rain.  We are adding an indoor option starting this Sunday.  Preaching and leading in prayer and worship will be done from inside the sanctuary with live video being shown on two TV screens (Lobby and outside).

-The sanctuary space will be set to mitigate virus spread.
  *Doors and windows will remain open.
  *The exhaust fan will be on.
  *Rows will be spaced out.
  *We will keep our shortened liturgy (45-60) minutes.
  *Individual communion at your seat.
  *Once in your seat, you are asked to stay there.
-The foyer will have chairs set for more distanced seating.  The    TV will show a live video of the sanctuary stage.
-A 'Drive-In' option will remain.  Cars will park in designated spots facing the front doors where a TV will show a live video of the sanctuary stage. 
  *Upon arrival at the church building, indicate to the parking usher that you would like to stay in your vehicle. 
-No coffee will be provided.
-Masks will be made available by our greeters (masks are welcome, but not mandatory).
-Nursery for children 3 and under is available, but GRC Kids classes are currently not available.
-If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with Covid please stay home.

We will continue to evaluate the details of this plan.  If you have questions, ideas or would like to help, please contact us.

As the church gathers weekly, it delivers devastating blows to the enemy and his evil work in this world. Thus he will do anything to prevent our gathering. May we straighten our backs and see our Lord push down the gates of hell (Matthew 16:18)!

Tough times are always the churches best times.

To God be the Glory!