9:00 & 10:30 @ theCLOVA
As per the new Public Health Order, we are back, to in-person gatherings with no restrictions. We recognize that not everyone has read the order, and you might have some questions, so here's a list of (what we imagine would be) frequently asked questions.
CR Restart FAQ
Q: Is there a capacity limit?
A: No there isn't. All restrictions on worship gatherings have been lifted.
Q: Can we sing?
A: Yes! A million times, yes!
Q: Is CRKids still happening at theSQUARE?
A: Yes it is...at 9:00, for kids age 2 through grade 5. HOWEVER - spaces are extremely limited. We are requiring parents to register their kids starting Wednesdays at noon. You can register via the event link below. Our limits in this department are based on volunteers. The more volunteers we have, the more kids we can accommodate. If you're able to help out, please fill out this form, and someone from our team will contact you. VOLUNTEER FOR CRKIDS.
Q: Do we need to distance?
A: Short answer...no. You can sit wherever you like. That said, we need to recognize that not everyone is at the same place in their comfort level when it comes to returning to church. Please be considerate, and do your best to accommodate others wishes with spacing and physical contact.
Q: Do we need to wear masks?
A: PHO has recommended masks indoors for those age 13+ who have not been fully vaccinated. Masks are not required. This goes for attendees, staff, and volunteers. You'll see some people with masks, and some without.
Q: What about communion?
A: We will celebrate the Lord's Supper together at the end of the gathering. For the time being, we will continue using the prepackaged communion cups/wafers that you can pick up on your way in.
Having said all that...
We’re all still at varying comfort levels, and we want to love and care for one another as we come back together. The Bible may not have many explicit things to say about how to live under our specific guidelines, but we are commanded, very explicitly, in scripture to love one another, as Jesus has loved us (John 15:12). We’re instructed to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, and in humility, look not only to our own interests, but the interests of others, following the example of Christ (Philippians 2:1-18).
And as we return to "normal," that's exactly what we're going to do. And we will gather together, sing, pray, study God’s Word, and share the Lord’s Supper. These are GOOD, GOOD THINGS, things that we're instructed to do, and I’m so looking forward to our church having the opportunity to do this together, in person, without holding back.
If you have any questions, please forward them on to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as we can.
See you soon!