Join us for Safe In-Person Worship!
Sign up for services this Sunday.
It’s been great to be able to gather again for on-campus worship these past few months at Shelby Crossings. We will continue our weekly schedule of two identical Sunday morning worship services, at 9:00 and 10:30.
To make sure we are not overcrowded in either service so that we can provide room for proper social distancing, we continue to have a sign-up for each service again this week. Seating is limited, since we have re-arranged our worship center to make sure we can provide a safe environment for all to worship.
The sign-up is simple; to reserve your spot, just click on service you plan to attend at this link: https://reopen.church/r/z7CRvmLr. Please do not make reservations if you are not planning to attend. If you have trouble signing up, contact our pastoral staff and we’ll help you get your family signed up.
More details about our Sunday worship services:
Both services are “family worship,” and family members are asked to sit together as a family unit. We recently re-started our Pathway for children (ages 4K through 6th grade) in our 10:30 service, and will be adding Pathway in the 9:00 service starting Oct. 4. Children can join their parents for our time of praise and worship before being invited to go with their leaders to our Kids Crossing Building (building A) for a message geared especially for them.
We currently do not have preschool/nursery for babies and younger children, ages 3 and under, during either service. However, the nursery area is available in Building B for parents to take children for emergency situations. (We will begin weekly ministry for all preschoolers, including nursery, on Sunday, Oct. 4. Thanks for your patience as we incrementally add more ministries and age-graded activities into our schedule.)
Our services currently last approximately 60 minutes. Please help us be good stewards of our time by getting there on time. Entry doors will be left open, so you won’t have to touch the door handles, but will be closed a few minutes after the service begins.
You will be able to enter our worship center through the west side door of the warehouse (closest to George Roy Parkway), and you are asked to exit through the east side door (nearer to I-65).
Chairs in our worship center have been spread out to help provide safe and healthy distancing between families. Please help us abide by the 6-feet social distancing guidelines while you are in our worship center.
All surfaces have been cleaned and disinfected, and will be cleaned again between services, to make sure the building is sanitized and safe. The restrooms will also be cleaned after each service. We ask that you limit the use of the restrooms, if possible, and do not congregate in the hallway leading into the restroom area.
Please wash your hands before you come to worship. Hand sanitizer will also be provided as you enter the building. We ask that you refrain from handshakes and hugs while we are together. And although the governor’s order this week does not require masks for those participating in public worship services, we hope you will wear one in consideration of others.
For those who attend the 9:00 service on Sunday, you will need to depart the building soon after the service is over, so that we can do another thorough cleaning in preparation for the 10:30 service.
If you are experiencing symptoms of sickness, have had fever in the past 48 hours, or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please refrain from joining us for worship this weekend. Likewise, if you are in an “at risk” category because of age or medical condition, you may want to consider staying home for a while longer and worshiping with us online.
While we will be doing everything reasonably possible to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, it is important for us to be clear: nothing we do can guarantee that those who choose to attend will not be exposed. We strongly urge our members and guests to follow the safety protocols we have laid out, but we also recognize that we cannot mandate or require these specific behaviors. Please use your own discretion and discernment in determining when the time is right for you and your family to rejoin our corporate worship gatherings in person.