ON-SITE WORSHIP


We are excited to announce September 13 as our launch date for in-person services at 9am and 10:45am. Our staff and teams have carefully been following best practices for health and safety as provided by the PA Department of Health. 

 

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES SHOULD I EXPECT ON-SITE?

  • Masks are a requirement while in the building for ages 3 and up.  If you don’t have a mask, we will offer you one. 

  • If you’re unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, please let a Guest Services representative know this when you arrive. Special seating within the auditorium and a temperature check will be required.
  • Seating in the auditorium will be filled to about 15% of capacity at this time – 75 guests in the auditorium per service. Registration will be utilized to manage this. 
  • Chairs are set up in the auditorium with physical distancing (6 feet apart) amongst households and individuals.
  • Worship services will be kept to 60 minutes. It includes worship in song as well as a teaching time. (Note: the front row of seats is approximately 25 feet from the point of the stage where the worship team leads.
  • Doors will be propped open or opened by our Guest Services team to help prevent the touching of surfaces. Surfaces will be disinfected between services.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the lobby.
  • Giving boxes will be set up for collecting tithes and gifts – no baskets will be passed.
  • Our bulletin, connect cards and message outline will be digital only.
  • Our cafe is not open. Please bring your own beverage if you'd like one.
  • There will be no congregating indoors, before and after services. We will ask that you do so in the parking lot.


WHAT ABOUT KIDS@HOPE AND YOUTH@HOPE?


Kids@Hope is not yet offering on-site programming - we expect to do so mid-October. For now, children who attend will sit with their families and need to be registered. Visit our Kids@Hope page to learn about current online opportunities!


Youth@Hope has a Fall Plan of in-person small group events as well as some online options. In mid-October as Kids@Hope opens up on Sunday mornings there will be an on-site program for 5th and 6th grades as well. Visit our Youth@Hope page to learn about current opportunities.



HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD STAY HOME?


Your safety, and the safety of our entire Hope Community Church family is tremendously important to us. If you or someone you live with has had a fever, any respiratory symptoms, or been asked to quarantine in the last 14 days - you need to stay home. If you are in an at-risk health category due to age or a health condition, or if you are a caregiver or supporting others who are at risk, or if you struggle wearing a mask for an hour - you should consider staying home. We have been working hard to prepare for quality Live Streaming of our services, to unite our whole church family in a shared experience from wherever you are!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Director of Guest Services, Julie Kupecky.


REGISTER FOR ON-SITE SERVICES HERE.