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Regather & Relaunch Update/FAQ (Updated May 2021)

RE-GATHER & RE-LAUNCH UPDATE & FAQ

Things look a little different at Hope Covenant Church these days. As we re-launch and re-gather for in-person worship services, it’s important to know what to expect.

First, we want to welcome you! Hope has always been a place where anyone can come just as they are (after all, our sign does say “No Perfect People Allowed”). We are a community that is passionate about sharing God’s unconditional love with others. That won’t change as we re-gather.

  • Our services are at 9am and 10:30am (the 9am is also streamed via Facebook Live)
  • We are offering children’s classes for ages 4 through 5th Grade at the 9am service. At the moment there is not a nursery team, but parents can use the nursury and watch or listen to the stream at the 9am service
  • Youth ministry is meeting both in person and online via Zoom on Sundays at 10:30am, and in-person on Wednesdays at 7PM.
  • We continue to follow the latest local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK? (UPDATED MAY 20, 2021)

As of May 2021, the CDC's latest guidence removes the requirement for vaccinated people to wear a mask or socially distance. With that in mind:

IN THE WORSHIP CENTER & LOBBY - MASKS OPTIONAL FOR ADULTS

*If you have not been vaccinated, the CDC guidance recommends wearing masks and distancing.
*If you have been vaccinated and prefer to go without, feel free to do so.
*You no longer need to register online to attend service.
*There is plenty of room to spread out, especially in the 10:30am service, and we continue to set-up our seating accordingly

PARENTS, KIDS & TEENS - MASKS STILL EXPECTED AT THIS POINT

*To make sure people feel safe, we expect our staff and volunteers who serve our kids and teens to wear masks in those ministry areas, whether vaccinated or not.
*Since the majority of kids and teens have not yet been vaccinated, we continue to expect children who are of age to wear masks
*We are scheduling a parent’s meeting to seek input on how we will proceed regarding mask requirements. If you are a parent, stay tuned or reach out to Brittany (Children’s) or Will (Youth).

Thank you for your patience as we, the elders of HOPE, continue to monitor and make necessary adjustments that are in alignment with WISDOM and SAFETY. We are doing our best to love and lead this church family and covet your prayers.

The command to “love one another” is mentioned eleven times in the New Testament. As HOPE Covenant, that call must ring in our ears in this hour. Thank you in advance for loving each other well as we continue to Love God, Love Others and Follow Jesus TOGETHER.

On behalf of the elders,

Doug Glynn
Lead Pastor