CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

 

We will be resuming our in person, gathered worship service at The Rock on Sunday June 28th. While it won’t be at all what we are used to it will still be good for us to begin worshipping together in person. Here is what to expect and what we are asking.
 
First and foremost we are asking for you all to be patient and understanding. COVID-19 is a new reality for all of us, public health officials are still learning more and more about it, and all of us have very different concerns and thoughts about our own health, the health of our friends and loved ones, and public health. The Board at The Rock, based on public health guidelines, has worked to come up with what we believe to be the most reasonable and responsible approach for our worship gatherings, but this is a challenging ministry setting just the same. Thanks in advance for your grace, patience, and understanding. So, here’s what you need to know:
 
  • The only in person activity that is resuming is our Sunday Worship Service. We won’t be doing any Rock Groups, Children’s Ministry, or any other small group type activity for a while.
  • For those of you who don’t feel comfortable yet coming to a public gathering we will still be live-streaming our worship services on our website and through Facebook.
  • We will not be checking temperatures at the door but we are asking you to pay very close attention to your health. If you or someone in your household has a fever or if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • We know that we all miss one another. Not everybody is comfortable with physical contact right now so even if you are, we’re asking that we all save the handshakes, hugs, and high fives for later.
  • We will have a table at the entrance with hand sanitizer. We are asking everyone to sanitize their hands as they enter the building.
  • We are not requiring masks to be worn but we strongly recommend that you do. We have masks available to you if you don’t have one yourself.
  • Head straight into the sanctuary. Don’t stop in the hallway as our halls are not wide enough to practice appropriate distance.
  • Both the Rock Hall and Welcome Center are closed. We will not be providing any pre-service or post-service beverages or refreshments. You’re welcome to bring your own beverage from home.
  • Tithe envelopes and Connect Cards are only available on the back table. We will not be using paper bulletins and all announcements will be made from the platform.
  • We’ve removed every other row of chairs to allow for the recommended 6 feet of distance. We ask that you allow three empty seats between you and anybody from another household. The Ushers will be available to help you.
  • Families with small children are welcome to come. They are welcome to sit with you in the sanctuary or families can use the two rooms we’ve set aside for you upstairs. Just know that parents need to stay with their children, do their best to maintain appropriate distance, and bring your own toys and snacks as we have removed all of those from the rooms.
  • After the service, the Ushers will dismiss people by rows. Please wait to be dismissed and then proceed out of the building. You can drop your tithes and offerings in the box on the way out. Please wait to socialize until you are out of the building.
  • Our fellowship time will be outside after the service. Feel free to hang out in the lawns and parking lot and socialize after the service. You might even consider bringing a lawn chair so you can get comfortable and visit. Just be sure to maintain recommended social distance when you do.
 
We are still live-streaming weekend worship services at facebook.com/therockcle or also at rockcle.org/live if you aren’t on Facebook.
 
Please pray for those affected by the coronavirus and allow the Lord to use you to share his light and love to your neighbors. To that end, if you are sick and need prayer or anything – we are here to help you. Please contact info@rockcle.org.