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8:45am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship

Held in the Worship Center

10:45am
Traditional Worship

Held in the Mansion Vista

9am Servicio en Español
Contemporáneo Adoración

Celebrado en el Campus Norte

10:45am English
Contemporary Worship

Held at North Campus

Covid-19 Update

Get ready for church!

We are excited to report that we are preparing to re-open both Grace Fellowship campuses in a multi-phased approach.  Phase 1 includes limited worship services on our two campuses, with no separate Sunday morning services for children and students.  Phase 2 will include two Sunday morning worship services at the Original Campus.  And the plan for Phase 3 includes children and student ministries back on campus as well.

Beginning with Phase 1 in June, we will be:
  • Opening the church offices effective June 1, including the return of staff (who have been doing amazing things working from home or, on a very limited basis, on campus); and
  • Offering limited Sunday morning worship services at both the Original and North campuses starting June 7.

Original Campus will offer one service at 8:45am each Sunday, beginning June 7.  A Simple Grace will be offered via Zoom at 10:45am.  North Campus will offer two services beginning June 7 as follows: Spanish language at 9:00am, and English language at 11:00am.  All of the weekly services in Phase 1 will provide limited seating capacity as we work with recommended social distancing guidelines.

The reason we are only offering one worship service in Phase 1 for the Original Campus is the complexity of cleaning and disinfecting so large a space with a short turnaround.  We are working hard to develop good solutions to this challenge to be ready for Phase 2.

For Phase 1, we are inviting those members of the Grace Fellowship family who are ready to participate in an on-campus experience to reserve a spot for ONE of the various services we will offer in June (at either campus).  Links for this reservation process are below.

We will limit reservations for each service to 400 participants at the Original Campus, and 50 participants at the North Campus.  If the service you desire to attend is “full”, we invite you to try and reserve your spot(s) for another service on another week. We will continue to assess how things are going after we’ve operated under Phase 1 for a few weeks.  Ultimately, and over time, our goal is to move into next phases that will open up more of the campus for a greater number and range of services, classes and groups.

And if you aren’t ready to return to an in-person worship service, we will still provide an on-line experience.  This will include a livestream of the worship services, followed by a recording of the services available by 10:45am.  The Sunday morning recordings will then remain available for the balance of the week (until the next Sunday’s service recording is posted).  See the links for the online experiences below.

If you do choose to attend in-person, here are some specifics you can expect:

Efforts to Be Touch Free
  • No coffee service will be provided, so “BYOC” (bring your own coffee, in a container with a lid, please).  Also, please note that water fountains will be taken out of service.
  • “BYOP” – bring your own pen.  And if you need to use one of the pens in the seatback pockets, please keep it and take it home with you – don’t put it back in the seat pocket.
  • Lobby and sanctuary doors will be propped open before and after the service.
  • Bulletins will be placed on chairs in advance of the service.  And we ask that everyone take their bulletin home with them to avoid someone else having to pick them up after the service.
  • No offering plate will be passed; there will be offering drop boxes in the lobby.
  • We have installed touch-free hand soap and paper towel dispensers in the restrooms.
Disinfecting Efforts
  • We have brought onto the team a “Disinfecting Specialist”, whose sole job is to be on campus Sunday – Thursday to clean and disinfect all commonly touched surfaces, restrooms, etc.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations will be placed in each building.
  • Touch points will be disinfected frequently.
Social Distancing Practices
  • We will all wear masks while inside any building.
  • Please bring your own mask; if you forget yours, we will have disposable masks available.
  • The sanctuary, lobby and porch will all be available for seating during the service.  Every other row will be blocked, and we will maintain three chairs separation from our family to the families next to us on our row.
  • We will all agree not to hug or shake hands.  Let’s still enthusiastically greet one another, but with “thumbs up”, or nods and waves, or whatever other creative way you choose to let your neighbor know that you are glad to see them.
  • We will agree to maintain proper distances from others when entering or leaving the building.
  • The large, overhead garage doors between the lobby and the sanctuary will be open to help with social distancing on entry and exit.
  • Golf carts will be available for shuttling from more distant parking areas.  Only one family unit at a time will ride in the golf carts (and the carts will be disinfected between each group of riders).
  • Restroom occupancies will be limited.
  • Communion has been suspended at this time.
Prayer Altar
  • We will not have our traditional prayer altar time, at least during Phase 1 (and beyond, if deemed necessary).  However, there will be a time of prayer at the end of each service.
  • Prayer requests can be submitted via the “Prayer Wall”, which can be found on the web page (whatisgrace.org/prayer-wall).  This is also where you go for specific opportunities to pray for one another.

This is a lot, we know.  But, as we seek to navigate these unprecedented times, take care of one another, and reopen the church, we appreciate everyone’s understanding, cooperation, and prayer.  And following these health and safety practices is a very tangible way to show one another that we love one another!

We look forward to being with you in the weeks ahead!

ORIGINAL CAMPUS JUNE SUNDAY SERVICE RESERVATION FORM 

NORTH CAMPUS JUNE ENGLISH SUNDAY SERVICE RESERVATION FORM   NORTH CAMPUS JUNE SPANISH SUNDAY SERVICE RESERVATION FORM


 

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5 Opportunities for Church Online

As you prepare for church online for the upcoming weeks, we want to share some key online opportunities that Grace Fellowship will be providing in the weeks ahead … including how we can continue to minister to one another through our small groups.

Here are some online or virtual resources for our church family:

1. Prayer Services

In alignment with our Vision to be a house of prayer for all nations, we will continue to be people of prayer. One resource to support this commitment is a weekly prayer event. Every Wednesday, from 12:20 to 12:40pm, join us for a city-wide online prayer service. Our Great Southwest Prayer Center will be live-streaming a prayer service during the lunch-hour each Wednesday, and we would love for you to join us!

Click Here To Join the Wednesday Prayer Service!

2. Sunday Services

Until we are able to come back together in person as a church family, we will provide a full Sunday service experience online. Our goal is to record the full service each week, and make it available starting at 5pm each Saturday evening.  The service will remain available for you to participate with your family at a time and in a rhythm that best suits your needs. And each week, the link to this service will remain active until replaced with the next week’s service. You have access to the bulletin, sermon notes, send prayer requests, ways to give your tithes and offerings, and the bible verse. Make sure to register your attendance before you start the video!

 CLICK HERE TO JOIN original CAMPUS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICE   CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE NORTH CAMPUS WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICE  

3. Children's Services

The Children’s Ministry team at Grace Fellowship believes that it is important to keep our little ones engaged over the next few weeks as well, and we want to encourage you to do the same! Resources for the ongoing discipleship of children of all ages will be provided on our live streaming page. Be sure to log in each week to get the latest from our amazing Kidz Team!

Click Here for Kidz Resources!

4. Student Ministry Resources

The Student Ministry team at Grace Fellowship has a plan for your junior and senior high students as well. This is through a virtual gathering through the “Zoom Room”.While still in the development phase, the plan is to very quickly provide large group and small group experiences through this exciting technology. Click the link below for more information.

Click Here for Student Resources!

5. Small Groups

While groups cannot physically meet at this time, there are still plenty of ways for people to stay connected. We are encouraging our Small Group leaders and teams to reach out and connect virtually with one another through phone calls, FaceTime, Zoom or Gotomeeting applications, or via text messages. If you are not in a small group, we have options for you, too!

EMAIL JULIA FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO MEET!


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