Return To Hope

Hope's Doors Are Open for Weekend Services
Because of progress with current trends, we are able to return to in-person gatherings in our building offering a Saturday 5:30 pm and Sunday 10:45am service.  See the FAQ section below for more details.

Move to Phase 4 - FAQs

1. When will services be offered?
  • 5:30pm on Saturdays, and 10:45am on Sundays
2. Will LiveStream services continue?
  • Yes. Some people are not yet comfortable to return. So, we will continue to provide access to everyone for worship gatherings, on-campus AND on-line, permanently.
3. Will there be a capacity limit?
  • Yes. We will only offer seats for 33% of our auditorium capacity, which is 200 people in a service.
  • If more than 200 people show up for a service, they may be asked to sit in an alternative venue.
  • There will also be capacity limits in the “Family Friendly” and K-6th grade rooms.
4. How will I know if you have enough room for me and my family or friends to attend?
  • We believe we have enough alternative space to accommodate you if the Auditorium fills.
  • We may require online registration for some spaces and programming.
5. Will you offer ministry programming for children in other rooms?
  • There will be no nursery available until local trends suggest it is wise to provide care safely.
  • We will host a “Family Friendly” space for birth-PreK children/parents.
  • K-6th grade children are welcome to participate with HopeKids and health-screened volunteers.
6. Will I need to pre-register to attend?
  • We plan to ask all adults to sign-in digitally after they arrive.
  • We may ask families to pre-register for spaces with children.
  • We will provide more details after June 29.
7. What safety measures should I expect to experience?
  • We will have masked teams to greet you with fun signage, but with no handshakes or hugs.
  • We will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • We will require masks to be worn when you are unable to be 6ft apart, and while we are singing. (We will have some masks available but please bring your own if possible.)
  • Please allow a little extra time to be seated by Ushers.
  • We will ask you not to gather in the lobby or linger in the Auditorium so that we can clean appropriately for the next service. But you are welcome to gather in the parking lot.
  • We are planning a “no-touch” entry with all doors propped open for easy access.
  • We are planning a “no-pass” service where you can pick-up communion and drop-off your offering at stations without having to pass a plate or basket. (Communion will be served in pre-packaged containers. You may continue to give your financial gifts by mail or online.)
  • We will health-screen volunteers who greet, usher or work with children.
  • We are implementing special sanitizing protocols for frequently touched surfaces.
  • If you have any symptoms of sickness, please worship from the safety of your own home.
8. Are these services open to everyone?
  • Yes, except for the following suggestions:
    • If you have symptoms of sickness please worship with us online and not in-person.
    • If you are in a high-risk category, please worship with us online and not in-person. We believe “high risk” includes senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions.
9. Will there be coffee served?
  • We will NOT be preparing or serving any food or drinks at the church during this phase.
10. Will we be able to gather in smaller groups at church during Phase 4?
  • Yes, in groups of 50.
  • Yes, for NextGen special activities (students and children).
  • Yes, for small groups, classes, and volunteer meetings Monday-Friday.
  • Yes, for small indoor rentals Monday-Friday.
  • Yes, for outdoor rentals Monday-Friday.
  • No, for small groups, classes, and volunteer meetings Saturday-Sunday.
  • No, for indoor sport activities.
11. When will we return to full in-person gatherings with no restrictions?
  • When local health officials report adequate progress in mitigating the COVID-19 virus regionally, or when we determine that sufficient progress has been achieved to allow for a safe return of our entire Hope Church family.