Adventure Christian Church

Covid-19 Update

August 3, 2020

Dear Adventure,

The Leadership was blessed to resume in-person worship gatherings on Sunday, June 7! Praise God!

 

It’s hard to believe that by the time we began gathering again we had been online-only for eleven weeks. But, I want us to make a distinction. While we hadn’t met together as a church in a building, you had still been the church! (You may want to read that sentence again.) Your faithfulness in giving, worshiping, praying, and caring for one another never stopped. That’s the difference between having a religion and living for Christ. Praise God for all He has done for us and all you do for the Kingdom.

While it was exciting to begin our gatherings again, things had to look and feel a little different. Like many churches in our community and nation our approach has been a phased approach. You will find three sections below that will explain our reopening: What you can expect each Sunday, what we are doing, and what we ask you to do.

What You Can Expect

  • Two worship services only: 8:45AM and 11:00AM
    • No greeting time in the service
    • We use pre-packaged communion cups with bread you can pick up from a table in the back of the auditorium as you arrive
    • Giving can be placed in the boxes in the back of the auditorium at your convenience
    • Seating arrangements are different to adhere to social distancing
    • Auditorium doors remain open even during the worship service
  • We will soon resume our children’s services. Unfortunately, since June, we have had no nursery or children’s ministry since it has been difficult in these environments to practice social distancing. To help we have provided Bible coloring and activity pages and crayons to keep kids occupied. We have encouraged families to view this as an opportunity for family worship.  Now, however, we feel confident we can provide a safe and enjoyable children’s ministry experience, and so we have planned a soft reopening of this ministry for August 23rd.  This will be followed by a grand reopening on September 20th, accompanied by the unveiling of our newly renovated children’s ministry space connected to the gym  
  • We will resume Bible Fellowship classes on September 20th
  • The café will be closed until further notice

 What We Are Doing

  • We sanitize before and after each worship service (door handles, bathrooms, etc.)
  • We have changed seating arrangements in the auditorium to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines
  • We use pre-packaged communion cups with bread you can pick up from a table in the back of the auditorium as you arrive
  • We offer complimentary masks and hand sanitizer
  • We eliminate unnecessary physical contact between individuals
  • We keep as many doors open as possible to minimize touching of handles

What We Ask of You

  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms
  • If you prefer, please wear a mask or face covering, although it is not required
  • If you have hand sanitizer, please bring it and use it
  • Sit with people in your household, honoring social distancing guidelines with non-family
  • Keep three empty seats between parties
  • If you have a water bottle, please bring it. The water fountain will be closed as well as the café

I know that sounds like a lot to digest. It’s a lot of change. In all of this, the leadership asks one more big thing from all of our church family: Please show grace to the staff and leadership. There’s no playbook for something like this. We are simply doing our best. Please show understanding to others around you knowing each person in worship may take different precautions than you might. Please show patience as we phase in different elements of programming.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness to God and His Church. We can’t wait to see you!

In Christ,

Sam Pepper

Senior Pastor


STEPS FOR ONLINE GIVING:
Below are step-by-step directions on how to give online. It’s free, easy, and takes about two minutes. We have also posted a how-to video on our Facebook page.

Step 1: Go to our website, www.adventurechristian.com
Step 2: Click the “Online Giving” tab at the top of the page
Step 3: Click “Donate”
Step 4: Choose “General Fund”, choose an amount, choose how to give (credit card or banking info), and provide the payment information
Step 5: Click “Give” at the bottom of the page
Step 6: You will receive your giving receipt in your email inbox