Crosspoint Church Response to Covid-19
Dear CrossPoint Church family,
Can you believe it has been 10 weeks since we last gathered together on our campus for a worship service? Even without our in-person meetings, it has been great to see how we have continued on as a church. Our church is not defined by our four walls, and as a family, we showed that over the last 10 weeks. Services moved online, gifts were left on doorsteps, phone call and text check ins were made, care groups met online, and more! It has been wonderful worshipping with you from our homes in this new and exciting way. With that said, the time has come for us to look toward the future and begin to reopen our doors on May 31st. This is a decision that has been prayed over, worked through, talked through, and prayed over again, as we have sought the Lord’s wisdom on what to do. Your elders, along with your church staff, feel that the Lord is leading us to our reopening on May 31.
So, what does this mean? Things are going to be a little different initially at CrossPoint as we move forward. As always, the safety and security of our church family and our community is the top priority. For this reason, we are offering multiple ways for you to join us for worship:
1. In person services will resume at 9am and 11am Sunday, May 31 with limitations in place (Read on for more on the limitations)
2. Drive in Services will be offered on Saturdays at 7pm at CrossPoint Church for those who are at risk or need more time before they are ready to return in person on Sundays.
3. Online services will continue Sundays at 9am and 11am for those who prefer to worship at home.
As much as we would like for things to return to “normal” as fast as possible, we recognize that the safest approach is a slow approach. We are reopening in phases. The first phase includes several worship opportunities as outlined above. In addition, our in-person services will have a few limitations implemented to ensure the safety of those who attend. Please understand that when you attend:
1. You and your family will wait to be seated by an usher. (Like a restaurant, except better because its church!)
2. We strongly encourage you to bring a mask. This is in line with the current city ordinance on wearing masks in public.
3. We will be limited to 25% occupancy, however, there will be some limited overflow seating in the welcome area.
4. We will NOT have children’s ministry, however, there will be fun packs for kids and areas for families, as well as service elements which will tie in CrossPoint Kids.
5. We will not distribute offering buckets or connect cards. Those will continue in an online format. We will have a drop off station for cash or check offerings.
6. Restroom usage will be limited to one person, or one family at a time. Surfaces will be disinfected after each use.
7. There will be no coffee bar or welcome desk services during phase one.
8. Rows in the sanctuary have been spaced at 6 feet apart and those in attendance will be directed to seats 6 feet away horizontally from any other guests.
9. We will dismiss the service row by row, beginning with the back rows. There will be one entrance and one exit with a dedicated person in charge of opening and closing the doors.
10. All chairs, restrooms, handles, and other hard surfaces will be disinfected, before each service, and after the services conclude.
11. Finally, we ask that if you are exhibiting any signs of illness such as fever, cough, or other symptoms, please take advantage of our online services.
I know for many, this might seem a bit overwhelming, but please understand that creating a safe environment for worship is our top priority. We are looking forward to seeing you and are in constant prayer for all of our church family!
Your CrossPoint Leadership Team
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