back to in-person Sunday worship experiences


wHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?



Our staff and leadership team have continually took the proper precautions each week to determine the safety of our church being back to In-Person Worship Experiences. Churches have been allowed too open and our state is in ‘phase three’, we still have to follow guidelines that will make us compliant to open ‘safely.’



Church seems a little different, but we are believing that God is making it more powerful than ever.



What will church look like?

Procedures & Safety Policies


Here are some plans and procedures we will be putting into place- Remember our priority is to keep ALL our family members safe and well.


IN-PERSON WORSHIP EXPERIENCES

  • We will have two Sunday In-Person Worship Experiences at 9am + 11am.
  • Doors are open 30 mins before church starts and are locked 15 mins after church begins.
  • There will be a designated entrance and exits to the church to help eliminate the crowding and gathering in hallways and doors.
  • Dream Team members are required to wear masks as they assist you at church.
  • A ‘Social Distancing’ Plan is in play for seating with chairs spaced 6ft apart and special cards to blockout seats as requested.
  • Families and households are recommended to sit together (If you ride to church together it is best that you sit together).
  • Anyone that falls in the at-risk category will NOT be allowed to serve on dream teams at this time to ensure their safety.
  • We will dismiss each Worship Experience to exit by seated sections to help keep social distancing and a safe environment for all.


ONLINE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES + AT RISK INDIVIDUALS


  • We will have both Sunday Worship Experiences at 9am + 11am Live Online.
  • You can find more information on are social pages listed at the bottom of the website if you are interested in watching service with us.
  • People who have severe underlying medical conditions seem to be a higher risk. With this thought in mind, we suggest that those in this category consider continuing to participate in the online church experiences for now.

  • Some of you fall in the ‘at risk’ category defined by state guidelines and some are not too confident or comfortable at this time to gather even with proper distancing and precautions.

  • Please make the best decision for your safety when it comes to being in a group of people, but know that we are doing are best to keep everyone safe and happy.

  • We understand that people are anxious to get back to church, but we must still be aware of the new Covid-19 Information and ‘play’ it safe.


KIDS CLUB + NURSERY
  • E-Kids Club for kindergarten to 5th grade is open ONLY during the entire 11am Experience with an 11am Zoom Call as well.
  • Nursery is CURRENTLY CLOSED, but we are hoping to open it real soon.

BUS PICKUP + RIDERS
  • The bus will NOT be picking up riders at this time. Please call the church if you have any questions about this and be sure to check out church online. 
MASK REQUIREMENTS + CLEANING STRATEGIES
  • Masks are REQUIRED for moving about the church due to state emplaced Covid-19 Policies. You will be required to wear a mask as you spend your time at the church unless you are seated in the Sanctuary.
  • We will have disposable masks and gloves available -  if you are in need of one.
  • We will have hand sanitizer stations set up around the church located outside all entrance doors and throughout the building.
  • In-between Worship Experiences all handles, doors, surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized.



If you are not comfortable coming back to church?


There will be plenty of time for EVERYONE to be back in church together, but whether in-person or online- we are still a church family. We want you to be comfortable and confident in the decisions you make- there is no pressure. We still love you and will be here when you are ready to return.




Church may be different- but we are believing it’s going to be even more powerful

We are excited to see everything God is going to continue to do at Encounter Church.



Do you need prayer?


There is so much strength we can draw from each other through prayer. Prayer is the simplest yet most effect way to see a miracle happen in your life. it our opportunity to 'go to' God and ask Him to meet our needs.


We know you have needs during this time...so why not allow us to agree with you and believe that God will send our answer. Prayer changes all things!


CLICK HERE to be taken to a prayer request form. You can decide if you want us to reach back to you...I pray that you do. We would love to pray with you personally over the telephone.



Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things,

which you do not know. - Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)



Minute with P daily devotionals


Every morning except on Sundays

Minute with P a daily word of encouragement, thought, or teaching

devotional is live on social media around 6:30am for you to watch. 



This is such a powerful way to break down God's Word and see how it can be applied to our daily lives. Make sure to share these posts with your friends. What an opportunity to bring the Gospel to pour world. Everyone is seeking in a crisis so sharing with others could make a big difference. 




Minute with P Devotionals can be found on this page or social media!

You can check out past church at home devotionals below or on the social media pages at the bottom of the website!


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