CHURCH IS STILL HAPPENING EVEN THOUGH OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been closely monitoring recommendations from the CDC regarding public gatherings and the Coronavirus. The Governor has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people through at least the end of March.
Although houses of worship are exempted at this time, after much prayer, deliberation, and counsel, we have decided to follow the recommendation of the Governor, which means that church will be entirely online for now. We will still be having church, but our building will be closed. This decision is not a response based out of fear but one of wisdom because our #1 priority is the health and safety of you and your family.
Our weekend services are going to be amazing, but will obviously look a bit different. This is what church will look like for Hope UC:
Below is a breakdown of what you can expect through the service.
- To get started, please click here to view our online experience at 10am and 1140am. Or you can join us on our Facebook page.
- We then encourage you to invite family and friends to worship online with you. There are a lot of people out there that are scared and seeking answers. The world really needs a message of faith, hope, and peace!
- During worship, it is important that we don’t spectate but participate. Turn up the volume and use this time to sing as loud and as free as you want! We are working to create an experience that will keep your Sunday as normal as possible. Please be intentional on your side, to also worship just like you were at the church.
- We will be taking Communion, so be prepared before service. You can use anything you have in the house like, bread or crackers. If you don’t have juice, don’t worry even water will work. When you plan this out, you can expect a great experience to take communion privately with your family.
- At HopeUC we are a generous church and there are many ways to give:
Lastly, we would love to see photos online of you and your family worshipping together and hear stories about what God did in your family during service. Use the hashtag #hopeathome to share with us!
Let’s go into this weekend with a high expectation for God to move in our living rooms, kitchens, and neighborhoods!
Pastors Larry and Rachel