COVID-19 COMMUNICATION

 

Greetings Grove Church Community, 

Starting June 28, we will begin to gather again here on our church campus for in-person services at 9:00 and 10:45am. The 9:00 & 10:45am services are mask-required services. 

 

Due to the recent Executive Order from Governor Walz, as of July 26, 2020, both of our in-person Sunday services will now be mask required for everyone over the age of 5.

If you do not have a mask, we will gladly provide one at the door. We also want to remind you we are now livestreaming both the 9:00am and 10:45am services for people who prefer to worship from home. This has been a wearying season for everyone, please know we are praying for you and offer hope from the words of Jesus. 

 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). 

 

We look forward to seeing you in-person or online this Sunday! 

Please take time to read the “FAQ’s” below; it will answer a lot of your questions. I would also invite you to join us in prayer for the season ahead at The Grove. God is going to do some amazing things and we want you all to be a part of the journey. 

Blessings, 

Pastor Scott 

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question’s) 

How do I register to attend Sunday services? 

We will be sharing the link to register on our website and on our social media the week before. Simply click that link and register! 

What day will registration for services open and close each week? 

Each week registration will open on Wednesdays at noon for the upcoming Sunday services. We will close registration at 10:00pm on Friday night. 

Should everyone come to in-person services? 

While we'd love to see each of you in-person, we know there are some limitations that may prevent you from attending. If you find yourself in one of the following categories, please consider continuing to worship online: 

• You are over the age of 65. 

• You are at risk or have a compromised immune system. 

• You are sick or have been around anyone that has been sick. 

• You are pregnant. 

• You feel safer worshiping at home. 

 

Whether or not you are able to return to physical gatherings at this time, the most important thing is that we stay spiritually and relationally connected as a church family – in-person or online! 

How many people will be in the Worship Center? 

Up to 150 people will be in the Worship Center with an additional 50-60 spots in the Community Room. All services will be limited to approximately 200 people. 

Where do I park? 

All regular parking will be available. 

Where do I enter the building? 

Both entrances will be open. 

What time will the doors open? 

The doors will open 20 minutes prior to each service. When the doors open, we will happily hold them open for you to help everyone avoid touching anything. 

Do I need to bring a ticket? 

No! However, it is important you register as we have a Department of Health maximum capacity in place on campus. 

Will I be required to wear a mask? 

Masks are required for both services. We also ask you to sanitize your hands before entering the Worship Center and Community Room. 

Will the church be providing masks? 

We ask that you bring your own mask your personal use. We will have a limited number of masks if needed. 

Will there be children/student programming? 

We will have kids programming on Sundays through age five at the 10:45am service only. We truly miss our regular kids programming and will continue to evaluate and determine our plans for future months. We would also remind you that lots of kids' ministry and student ministry opportunities are continuing online! 

Will there be adult classes? 

There will not be adult classes this summer as we are using the Community Room and the Worship Center for services both hours. We are also having to move kids’ classes to allow for social distancing efforts which makes space difficult in the summer months. Lastly, we are replacing our HVAC system this summer and parts of the facility will be without air conditioning through mid-July. We hope to resume adult classes when the fall season begins. 

Will there be coffee? Can I bring my own? 

No coffee will be served at this time. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle and coffee. Just don’t forget that favorite coffee mug you sat under the seat on your way out! 

Will the bathrooms be open? 

Our bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized and available for emergency use. They will be cleaned and sanitized between each service. There will also be sanitation wipes in each stall for you to wipe down the stall before each use. 

Will there be social distancing in the Worship Center and Community Room? 

We will practice physical distancing in the Worship Center and Community Room per the Governor’s guidelines. We have rows sectioned off and are asking for a four-seat minimum between family seating. Give your friend in the next row over a virtual hug, wave and a smile, but only sit with your family. 

Will the offering baskets be passed? 

We will not be passing the offering baskets. However, upon exiting the Worship Center, there will be a lock box to drop your tithes and offerings into. Our ushers and staff will be diligent to keep watch over the offering box. Will you clean between services? 

Yes, each service will only be 60 minutes long to allow us to clear and clean the building between each service. 

I am excited to see my friends at church again! Can I visit in the lobby after service? 

We all miss seeing our friends at church, but right now it is important for us to be able to clean the building between the two services. We graciously ask that you have those conversations and connections outside in the Minnesota sun, and help the Staff by quickly exiting the building after the service concludes. 

I really want to come back, can I come if I am not feeling well? 

We really miss you and want to see you, but please stay home if you are you currently sick with any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath OR if you have had contact with anyone who has been symptomatic or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

Are there Growth Group meetings this summer? 

We encourage our Growth Groups to pause for the summer and jump into various Affinity Groups that allow you to connect with people from different life stages, over things you enjoy. Check out our website or contact Pastor Steve Douglas at steved@mygrovechurch.org for more opportunities. 

Need more help? 

Any additional questions can be asked at office@mygrovechurch.org or by calling the Office at 763.420.6485. 

THE GROVE CHURCH • 8585 Rice Lake Road • Maple Grove, MN 55369 • 763.420.6485 • SERVICES Sundays 9:00 & 10:45am

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