Sunday Worship Gatherings
We are worshiping together in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Please take note of the guidelines below.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION & SAFETY!

STAY HOME if…

  • you (or someone in your household) had a fever in the last 72 hours
  • you have a cough, shortness of breath, or aches (or have experienced these in the last 10 days).
  • you are unable to comply with the guidelines for our church family.

YOU DECIDE...

This information is provided to allow you to make an informed decision and we will be supportive whether you attend in-person or online.  Until we are in Phase 3 of America’s Reopening is reached, the CDC recommends that you continue to shelter in place if you meet the following criteria:

  • you have serious underlying health conditions, including but not limited to high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, and asthma.  
  • you have immune systems compromised by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring therapy.
  • you are age 65 or above.

If you decide to stay home, join us online at GraceCovenantCharlotte.com/LIVE.  

JOINING US ONSITE

Arriving

  • Take your temperature before leaving home - if over 99.5, please stay home and watch online.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before leaving home
  • Plan to arrive by 9:50 am to allow some time for you to find an ideal seat...we start promptly at 10am because of the LiveStream.
  • Wear a mask/face covering that covers your mouth and nose.  Place it on before you enter the building.  
    • Please keep it on outside as well, when you’re in a situation where you are unable to properly distance from someone (outside your household) while on the church property.
  • Sanitize hands upon entering the church.
  • Socially distance (greater than 6 feet).
  • GCC will be a HAND-SHAKE-FREE and HUG-FREE Zone for the foreseeable future.

Precautions On-Site:

  • Our services are already spaced to maximize healthy practices in cleaning.
  • The Doors will be propped open to allow you to enter and exit without touching the doors. Even so, they will be sanitized periodically throughout the service.
  • The pews are clearly set up to allow for social distancing. Please sit with your family (household) and practice a safe distance from others.
  • Everyone is encouraged to move directly into the sanctuary when you enter the building. Our narthex/lobby is not designed for social distancing so please move into the worship area, proceed to your seat, and chat in there. Please do not block the doors.
  • When we conclude the service, we’ll exit the sanctuary by row.  We encourage you to linger outside in the playground area to connect and fellowship.

Your Youngest Children

We’d love to have your whole family join us for corporate worship.  We have a service length closer to 50 minutes.  So, feel free to bring items for your youngest child to help them engage during worship.

If you need to step out of the service because you feel your child is being too disruptive to you or someone else:

  • The Comfort Room (aka Cry Room) and Connecting Classroom (aka Bridal Suite) located upstairs in the Sanctuary Building will be available as needed. They have been thoroughly cleaned.  
  • We will have the worship service streaming in the Fellowship Hall (located under the sanctuary).  Multiple families will be able to distance appropriately.  Think of this as the temporary space for you and your child (note: this is not a child drop-off).
  • Nursery care is only available for infant - 2-year-olds.

 

NOTE:

Remember, our plans will be changed or abandoned as the needs of the church and community necessitate. If you feel more comfortable staying at home during this strange season, please join us online at GraceCovenantCharlotte.com/LIVE at 10 am. 

Encouraging & Guiding Scriptures in this Season

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BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
Staying Connected at Every Age

CHILDREN & STUDENTS have begun meeting for Sunday School at 9 am.

OUR ADULT GROUPS continue to meet virtually on Sundays at 6 pm. 

ON-CAMPUS Sunday School TENTATIVELY resumes October 4, 2020.

 

After prayerful consideration, the Elders have moved the start date of our indoor on-site Sunday School gatherings to 04-Oct-2020 (the first Sunday in October).  Read more...

 

KIDS - Our Preschool and Elementary Students are gathering on-site. They are following protocols to minimize risk.  We have also uploaded the resources that will help you lead your child at home as our whole church stays connected through The Gospel Project.  Click here to view.

 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLERS ARE MEETING ON-SITE - Our older students have a unique bond as a group.  They are following strict protocols to minimize risk.

 

ADULTS (Sunday School & Community Groups) - Teachers and groups are connecting throughout the week by different means.   Our Adults meet virtually for Bible Study on Sunday Nights at 6 pm via Zoom.

Off-site Community Groups will tentatively resume gathering after January 1, 2021.

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