UPDATE: Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Hey Church Family,
I want to give you a quick COVID-19 update. As you know, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases in Houston and all throughout Texas which prompted Governor Abbott to issue a new mask state-wide order going into effect on Friday, July 3rd. The elders and I have read the order including all exclusions that pertain to church services. We have prayed and sought the Lord and will in turn make some adjustments. We want to best protect our church family while also following guidance from our government.
So, here’s what we’re going to do beginning Sunday, July 5th. We will require all staff and volunteers to wear masks when off of the platform. And we will strongly encourage in-person church attenders to wear masks. This will be the same for youth services and other events like Serve Day. And please know, I will lead by example.
Then moving forward, we will continue to carefully monitor the situation and prayerfully make any needed adjustments. Like we’ve said from the beginning: the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our church family is most important to us.
Thank you for your faithfulness, grace and flexibility during these difficult days. I’m so thankful that we get to serve together to reach people in Houston and beyond.
I look forward to seeing you in-person & online this Sunday, July 5th. I think it may be the best message of the entire series we’ve been in!
I love you very much,
Christ Covenant Pastor
CHURCH IN-PERSON & ONLINE:
- In-Person Services (Sundays at 9:30am & 11:00am) *Traducción al español disponible el primer y tercer domingo del mes
- Church Online Services (Sundays at 9:30am & 11:00am)
• Youtube – https://tinyurl.com/qozvo2y
• Our Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/christcovhouston/
• Church Online – https://christcov.net/live/
- Impact In-Person Student Services (Wednesdays at 7:00pm)
- Connect Groups, Benevolence Care, Elderly Care
What Will Children’s Programming Look Like?
Your child(ren) will join you in the auditorium for a family-friendly service. Here are some helpful options to make it a great time for them:
- We will have Children’s Activity books (w/ crayons) available for all children in pre-packaged sanitary bags.
- Bring a tablet or mobile device and a pair of headphones – during the service your child can visit christcov.net/cckids and watch this weekend’s Bible lesson.
Extra Precautions We’re Taking
We are intentional about providing a safe, secure and spacious environment. Please know: you’re physical, mental & spiritual health are most important to us. Our paid cleaning service cleans the entire building before each Sunday. And our enhanced cleaning procedures include a thorough disinfecting of all high-touch surfaces before each service. We will also check the temperatures of volunteers serving in main areas to ensure safety for them and our congregation.
Additionally, we will go above and beyond to provide your family a touch-free and safe experience. We will eliminate every other row in the auditorium to provide adequate distance between others. We will no longer pass an offering bowl but will have secure offering boxes in the back of the auditorium and in the lobby.
Furthermore, our amazing greeters will share the same amount of love as always but instead of handshakes and hugs – you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and an “air high five” as they open the doors for you. Our café will focus on serving only drinks (no food) in a safe and sanitary way.
We also encourage everyone to please wash your hands frequently, and refrain from giving high fives, shaking hands, and touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. We have hand sanitizing stations all throughout our building and encourage everyone to use them frequently. If you or your children are ill or at higher risk, please stay home and continue to watch our services online on Facebook, Youtube or at christcov.net/live. These are all just some of the precautions we are taking.
We will continue to lift up in prayer and support those who have been affected by the coronavirus and who are also on the front lines serving. And above all – we will trust God. Remember: we will not be led by fear or feelings but our faith in Jesus Christ.