*services that are not currently offering kid’s ministry
After six-months of moving ministry online, we are excited to be able to finally return to in person services! Even though the last few months have been difficult to navigate, we are grateful for all God has done during this time. With God’s help, we’ve been able to minister to thousands of families each week through Hope Kids and Hope Students, enrich and strengthen marriages through Re|engage, provide support for recovery through Re:generation, see people’s faith grow with online Bible Studies & Classes, and watch people stay connected through Hope Groups. We don’t see the last 6 months as anything other than a great opportunity to see God work in our lives and in our church community.
So as we return to “normal,” we will still need your help in order to stay open. Much like the restrictions you’ll find in our schools or retail businesses, you will need to wear a mask from your car to your seat. Once you are seated, please make sure you have some distance between you and other families as we worship and grow together. Now that this has become commonplace in our communities, we expect this will feel normal as we all work to navigate this pandemic with wisdom and grace.
Thank you all for your continued patience and grace as we are all walking this out for the very first time as a church! If you aren’t comfortable coming for your safety or the safety of others, know that you can continue to watch online at hopefellowship.net/live – nothing will change there.
Thank you, and I can’t wait to see you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to wear a mask?
Once you are seated and are socially distanced from others, you may remove your mask during the service. We ask that masks are worn while entering, exiting and any time you walk around the inside the building.
What Precautions Is Hope Fellowship Taking?
- All high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services.
- Additional hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
- No water fountains will be open or usable.
- No offering buckets will be passed. Instead, there will be an area in the back of the auditorium for attenders who want to give.
- All seat back materials, papers, and pens will be removed.
- We are limiting the number of people attending each service.
- We are asking anybody with any symptoms to stay home.
Will Kids Ministry be available during service?
Hope Kids will be open during our Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 11:15 AM services! We will be doing temperature checks at the entry of the kids area. Kids in 4th grade and above will be required to wear a mask.
We ask that you not bring your children if they’ve shown ANY sign of illness (i.e. fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) or if anyone in your household has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. We will continue to offer new curriculum online every weekend for your children for those who cannot attend.
What Happens Once I Arrive?
Can I hang out in the lobby during or after service?
Will there be coffee or tea?
Will you still be offering online services?
Yes! We understand that not everyone is willing or able to meet in person, so we will still offer everything online as we have in the past. Please keep a few things in mind when deciding if you should attend in person:
- We encourage all attendees over the age of 65 or those who have a compromised immune system to continue worship with us online.
- If you have had any of the following symptoms this week, please worship with us online:
- Fever Over 100 degrees
- Cough or Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the past 14 days)