In-Person Services are beginning again SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
We’re excited to announce that starting on SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 – we will be having IN-PERSON services again. We will still be practicing physical distancing. We are asking you to wear masks while at service. We WILL NOT be having Ekids programming at this immediate time, but are talking with our volunteers and evaluating when we can relaunch our children’s programming. So service will be family style together. We will be sanitizing the auditorium and preparing for YOU.
*ONLINE SERVICE: YES, we will continue to have ONLINE streaming of our service at 5pm on Sundays. You can access this page by going to our website home page and clicking the WATCH button. You can also access the live feed via our YouTube channel HERE.
*Recordings of our entire service will be available again on our website, app and social media outlets within the next couple days, usually by Tuesday evening.
NOTE: if you are feeling sick or have been recently, please participate in our ONLINE service from home.
*If you choose to attend one of our in-person services, you are responsible for your own health and accept the risk of being exposed to any number of illnesses. If you have any concerns about your health or risk, please attend our online service from home.
We know some are ready to gather again and some might be a bit more in a ‘wait and see’ approach. Either way you feel, we want to make Elements City Church available to YOU. We love you, friends! Invite folks to join you for church, Sundays in person or online!
What to expect:
Upon arrival, we ask that you and your family remain in your vehicle until the doors are open for service, approximately 15 minutes before service time. We do not want people congregating in large groups around the front door or in the lobby.
As of late June, 2020 – city officials are now requiring masks as folks are out. We are practicing physical distancing even inside and though we are not going to ‘police’ the wearing of masks – we are asking that you wear them as a way of ‘loving your neighbor’. We will have a limited number of disposable masks in the lobby. We are NOT taking temperatures of people attending, please don’t attend if you’re NOT feeling well, watch online.
Please allow our greeters to open all doors for you (with the exception of restroom doors). When you enter the building, promptly enter the worship center and find an available seat. Seats are marked off to encourage physical distancing. There will be hand sanitizer available throughout the Worship Center.
*NOTE: we may not have a lot water in the cooler at this point, so feel free to bring a drink with you as you attend.
We encourage everyone to give using one of our online options (app or website). If you wish to give by check, please visit one of the giving boxes located toward the back of the worship center or you can mail it to our office.
We encourage you and your family to freely worship but to remain in your area and practice good social distancing conduct. The worship center and all common areas will be sanitized before and after each worship experience.
Our Kids programs WILL NOT be open at this time. Families are invited to attend service together. We will plan to re-open once it is more conducive and appropriate. We will continue to email you videos, activities, and links that you can use with your children weekly. If you want to bring something with you that might help them focus or fiddle with, that’s totally fine.
Interaction with others
Please practice safe social distancing. Please refrain from using handshakes or giving hugs. Let’s save our hugs for home. Instead, wave, smile, or say hello! If you do hug, please ask the other person first. Although you may feel comfortable shaking hands, many people may not, so please help us make everyone feel comfortable and safe.
We do have 2 restrooms in the Worship Center that will be cleaned and disinfected before service. There will be hand soap available to wash hands. Remember: wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds :) *sing Jesus Loves Me or Bear Down Arizona to help :)
At this time we’re not having communion in our service. We are investigating the best way for us to offer it moving forward and will update you on that as we can. We do encourage you to take communion at home if you would like as a person, couple, a family. Similar to what we did when service was online only. You could read 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 and take a moment of prayer as you ‘do this in remembrance’ of Jesus.
Instructions for dismissal will be given from the stage at the end of each service. After exiting the building, please practice social distancing out front or in the parking lot if you do visit with folks.
-Elements Leadership Team
WE LOVE YOU FRIENDS!
We will continue to monitor Covid-19 updates and move forward in a planned, appropriate, and safe manner. Please stay up-to-date on our app, website and emails for ongoing communication. WE’LL SEE YOU ONLINE on IN-PERSON!