Regathering

Regathering

Steps Toward Regathering

After much prayer and consideration, we are eager and planning to keep taking steps toward resuming limited capacity in-person worship services on Sunday, Aug. 9. We are committed to doing all we can to create a safe environment for worship for those who choose to attend. We continue to monitor our local and state guidelines, and we may change our plans. Thank you for your patience, grace, and prayers as we ignite a passion to follow Jesus during this season. We hope to see you soon!

To register: download our NEW registration app on Android or iPhone for an easy, touchless check-in experience.

DOWNLOAD THE APP

You can also register online by clicking one of the buttons below. Please note: the 8 and 10 a.m. services are now at capacity.

REGISTER FOR 12 P.M.

Service Registration FAQ 

How to register & check in for services: on your phone | on your computer


Regathering

Love More

Are you weary?

Yep. We are too. The Lord is working mightily during this season, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been hard.

However, while hard is hard, hard is not bad. So, as we look forward to regathering, would you embrace that truth? Our church services will be a bit different; the church itself (you!) will not. 

When it's hard, let's love more. When it's inconvenient, let's love more. When the world around us is grappling for hope, let's love more. The world will know we are followers of Christ by the way that we love (John 13:35). So let's love more.

Sunday Morning Experience

We are excited to regather in-person, even though it will be in a limited way. You can expect the same gospel-centered praise and worship, prayer, and teaching at each service. We will share more information in the next few weeks about how to register for the three services on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon. 

Please know that for your safety and out of concern for others, we have implemented the following protocols and changes to provide the safest possible environment.

Additionally, based on guidance from the CDC, we request you do not attend Sunday morning worship if you are in any of these at-risk categories:

  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease
  • Immunosuppressed individuals (people with recent or upcoming surgeries; people on autoimmune treatments, including steroids; people with impaired heart, kidney, or liver function; or people going through cancer treatment)
  • Direct caregivers of at-risk individuals (non-medical personnel) 
  • If you have had flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting) in the past 14 days or been in close contact with someone with flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days 

Children's Experience 

Family Worship

When we initially regather on August 9, for the time being, we will not offer Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary Sunday School. Children are encouraged to participate in a Sunday service with their family.

Service Length

Service times will be around 60 minutes.

Children's Notes

Ahead of service time, the Children’s Ministries team will have resources available for you to bring with you (print on your own).

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations for children with special needs are available. Please contact Libbi Ritz for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many services will be available?

Our plan is to resume three services when we begin regathering in-person.

Why are masks (face coverings) required for indoor meetings?

Masks (face coverings over nose and mouth) are a way we can intentionally love others in our church family as ourselves and reduce the risk of transmission. 

In accordance with statewide mask order, masks are required at all times indoors for all adults & children ages 2 and up. We ask that you please wear a mask and not a face shield.

Most people will not have serious consequences from contracting the virus, but many in our church family are higher risk and their health could be seriously compromised by contracting the virus from an asymptomatic infected person. We want to joyfully bear the burdens of people in our College Park family who are at a greater health risk or anxious about transmission by wearing a mask. In so doing, we create the safest possible environments for them to be able to join our corporate church gatherings

How will I register to attend a service?

Registration will be open the Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. a week in advance to the upcoming Sunday. That means that Sunday registration for August 9 will open on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Each week you can register online for your household to attend a specific service time. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

Can I sit with others outside of my household during a Sunday service?

Those who are outside of a single household may be seated together at their own discretion as available seating allows.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Volunteers are needed to serve each Sunday on a number of teams especially in this season of expanded sanitation and Sunday service registration. Volunteers are needed in Guest Services, Security, Production, and Children’s MInistry.

Interested in serving? Contact Essence Brown.

What about Student Ministries?

We are currently planning for our Students to regather in a limited way—outdoors with social distancing and masks required—starting on Sunday, Aug. 16. The gatherings will look a bit different, but they will still include valuable times of connecting, worshiping, and growing in the Word together. 

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Any other questions?