GracePointe & COVID-19

Updated 6/20/2020
Dear GracePointe Family,
We are excited to gather together once again beginning Sunday, June 21st. We have complied a list of some of the most frequently asked questions which contain a majority of the pertinent details we feel every person should know before making the decision to join us in-person or continue to attend via the Livestream on Facebook. Our aim is to create and maintain a safe environment for our family and visitors to GracePointe to Celebrate all Christ has done. We will continue to provide up-to-date communications as things begin to change. Thank you so much for all of your prayer and support as we navigate these uncharted waters together. We are humbled at the opportunity we have to do life with each of you and hold a place in your lives as shepherds. Thank you for taking the time to read and familiarize yourself with this. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
God Bless,
Pastor Bill, [email protected] & Pastor Adam, [email protected]
GracePointe Church

Q. How does GracePointe plan for sanitization?
A. Our aim is to ensure every hard surface and area people will be gathering will be sanitized before and after our Celebration Services. The cleaner we will be using is non-toxic and will be sufficient for ensuring the safety of all who plan to attend services. The restrooms will be open. The doors to the restroom are push doors so we urge you to open the door upon exiting by using a paper towel in hand. A trash can and hand sanitizer station will be outside the restrooms. If you have more questions specifically about the cleaning or any of the other items detailed in this notice please reach out to us via [email protected].

Q. Do I need to wear a mask?
A. We encourage each person to bring their own face mask. In the event you do not have one or forget yours, we will have brand-new reusable masks for you to use and keep. We will have a table set up as you walk in with masks available if needed. We love each of you and care for you deeply.

Q. How will we maintain social distancing while in the service?
A. The worship area will be set up in a way that honors your family's time of Celebration while keeping everyone socially distant. Chairs have been arranged around the room six feet apart on all sides in groups of two, four, five, and six to accommodate the different size families in attendance. We do ask upon entering the building you make your way to the worship area and avoid congregating in the foyer. We also ask you to minimize close proximity and physical contact with those outside of your immediate family.

Q. Will there be a time of communion and giving?
A. We will not be serving communion in our initial phase of gathering together. We are working on a plan for a safe corporate Communion experience. We will update this information once we have come to an agreed upon solution. We will have hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the building as well. We are also encouraging everyone who plans to give to do so through the GracePointe App or Website. If you have any questions about online giving please reach out to Steven Sherman ([email protected]) who oversees our financial ministry.

Q. Will there be Kids Ministry classrooms?
A. At this current phase of reopening we are not opening any of our Kids' Ministry classrooms. All children are welcome and encouraged to join us as a family in the worship area for service. Our service time has been decreased. We have also included a Kids' Ministry Video lesson into the service following the announcements that will coincide with biblically based note pages for the kids to use in service. We are continuing to evaluate the best time and way to reopen the classrooms and will communicate this information to you as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions about our Kids' Ministry please reach out to our Kids' Ministry Director Krystle Sherman, [email protected].

Q. Will we continue to livestream the services on Facebook?
A. GracePointe has always had a presence online through livestreaming our services and will continue to do so. Our services will be available through Facebook Live beginning at 9:55am  every Sunday morning for as long as the platform is a viable option and resource for our church. If you plan to attend via the livestream and would like the Kids Ministry note pages for your family to use at home, please reach out to Krystle Sherman ([email protected]) and we will make sure to get them to you electronically so you can print them.

Q. What time will service begin on Sunday?
A. Service will begin at 10:00am as usual. We will open the doors to the school at 9:45am in order to give us enough time to filter everyone into the worship area safely. If you plan to get there before 9:45am we ask only that you continue to practice social distancing in the parking lot while catching up with the church family. The same would be asked for gatherings after service as well. As much as we would love to gather and talk in the worship area after service, we feel it best to have everyone exit at the conclusion of the service for the after-service sanitization to begin. If you are interested in helping with sanitizing the church before or after service please reach out to Adam Long, [email protected].

Q. How do I know if I should attend in person or continue to join through the Livestream?
A. We will have a document posted with some indicators for you to be on the look out for when considering what is best for you, your family, and the church family as a whole. Below is a copy of what you will see at the front of the building.
"STOP! Do you have any of these symptoms or risk factors?
  • Personal physical or health conditions that put you at risk
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Fever, chills, or muscle pain
  • Sore throat or new loss of taste / smell
  • Weakened or compromised immune system
  • Exposure to someone who has tested positive or is suspected to have had Coronavirus within the past two weeks
If you have any of these symptoms or concerns, please join us in Celebration from you home through our livestreaming option on Facebook. The safety of our church family and community is a priority."

Q. What can we expect the service to look like in person on Sunday mornings?
A. The Sunday service will be tailored in such a way that each member of the family will have the opportunity to Celebrate all Christ has done through praying His Word, singing His Word, hearing His Word through the preaching of His Word. Here is a general timeline of what to expect in this phase of gathering:
  • 9:00am Pre-service sanitization
  • 9:45am Doors will be open for families to enter safely to find a seat and prepare for our Celebration Service
  • 9:55am Facebook livestream begins
  • 10:00am Corporate prayer time through the 'One Another' verses in Scripture
  • 10:05am Two songs of Celebration lead by the Worship Team
  • 10:15am Welcome and Announcements
  • 10:20am Kids Ministry Bible lesson video
  • 10:25am The preaching of the Word
  • 11:05am Closing song
  • 11:10am End of service sanitization
Updated 6/20/2020
Dear GracePointe Family,
We are excited to gather together once again beginning Sunday, June 21st. We have complied a list of some of the most frequently asked questions which contain a majority of the pertinent details we feel every person should know before making the decision to join us in-person or continue to attend via the Livestream on Facebook. Our aim is to create and maintain a safe environment for our family and visitors to GracePointe to Celebrate all Christ has done. We will continue to provide up-to-date communications as things begin to change. Thank you so much for all of your prayer and support as we navigate these uncharted waters together. We are humbled at the opportunity we have to do life with each of you and hold a place in your lives as shepherds. Thank you for taking the time to read and familiarize yourself with this. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
God Bless,
Pastor Bill, [email protected] & Pastor Adam, [email protected]
GracePointe Church

Q. How does GracePointe plan for sanitization?
A. Our aim is to ensure every hard surface and area people will be gathering will be sanitized before and after our Celebration Services. The cleaner we will be using is non-toxic and will be sufficient for ensuring the safety of all who plan to attend services. The restrooms will be open. The doors to the restroom are push doors so we urge you to open the door upon exiting by using a paper towel in hand. A trash can and hand sanitizer station will be outside the restrooms. If you have more questions specifically about the cleaning or any of the other items detailed in this notice please reach out to us via [email protected].

Q. Do I need to wear a mask?
A. We encourage each person to bring their own face mask. In the event you do not have one or forget yours, we will have brand-new reusable masks for you to use and keep. We will have a table set up as you walk in with masks available if needed. We love each of you and care for you deeply.

Q. How will we maintain social distancing while in the service?
A. The worship area will be set up in a way that honors your family's time of Celebration while keeping everyone socially distant. Chairs have been arranged around the room six feet apart on all sides in groups of two, four, five, and six to accommodate the different size families in attendance. We do ask upon entering the building you make your way to the worship area and avoid congregating in the foyer. We also ask you to minimize close proximity and physical contact with those outside of your immediate family.

Q. Will there be a time of communion and giving?
A. We will not be serving communion in our initial phase of gathering together. We are working on a plan for a safe corporate Communion experience. We will update this information once we have come to an agreed upon solution. We will have hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the building as well. We are also encouraging everyone who plans to give to do so through the GracePointe App or Website. If you have any questions about online giving please reach out to Steven Sherman ([email protected]) who oversees our financial ministry.

Q. Will there be Kids Ministry classrooms?
A. At this current phase of reopening we are not opening any of our Kids' Ministry classrooms. All children are welcome and encouraged to join us as a family in the worship area for service. Our service time has been decreased. We have also included a Kids' Ministry Video lesson into the service following the announcements that will coincide with biblically based note pages for the kids to use in service. We are continuing to evaluate the best time and way to reopen the classrooms and will communicate this information to you as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions about our Kids' Ministry please reach out to our Kids' Ministry Director Krystle Sherman, [email protected].

Q. Will we continue to livestream the services on Facebook?
A. GracePointe has always had a presence online through livestreaming our services and will continue to do so. Our services will be available through Facebook Live beginning at 9:55am  every Sunday morning for as long as the platform is a viable option and resource for our church. If you plan to attend via the livestream and would like the Kids Ministry note pages for your family to use at home, please reach out to Krystle Sherman ([email protected]) and we will make sure to get them to you electronically so you can print them.

Q. What time will service begin on Sunday?
A. Service will begin at 10:00am as usual. We will open the doors to the school at 9:45am in order to give us enough time to filter everyone into the worship area safely. If you plan to get there before 9:45am we ask only that you continue to practice social distancing in the parking lot while catching up with the church family. The same would be asked for gatherings after service as well. As much as we would love to gather and talk in the worship area after service, we feel it best to have everyone exit at the conclusion of the service for the after-service sanitization to begin. If you are interested in helping with sanitizing the church before or after service please reach out to Adam Long, [email protected].

Q. How do I know if I should attend in person or continue to join through the Livestream?
A. We will have a document posted with some indicators for you to be on the look out for when considering what is best for you, your family, and the church family as a whole. Below is a copy of what you will see at the front of the building.
"STOP! Do you have any of these symptoms or risk factors?
  • Personal physical or health conditions that put you at risk
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Fever, chills, or muscle pain
  • Sore throat or new loss of taste / smell
  • Weakened or compromised immune system
  • Exposure to someone who has tested positive or is suspected to have had Coronavirus within the past two weeks
If you have any of these symptoms or concerns, please join us in Celebration from you home through our livestreaming option on Facebook. The safety of our church family and community is a priority."

Q. What can we expect the service to look like in person on Sunday mornings?
A. The Sunday service will be tailored in such a way that each member of the family will have the opportunity to Celebrate all Christ has done through praying His Word, singing His Word, hearing His Word through the preaching of His Word. Here is a general timeline of what to expect in this phase of gathering:
  • 9:00am Pre-service sanitization
  • 9:45am Doors will be open for families to enter safely to find a seat and prepare for our Celebration Service
  • 9:55am Facebook livestream begins
  • 10:00am Corporate prayer time through the 'One Another' verses in Scripture
  • 10:05am Two songs of Celebration lead by the Worship Team
  • 10:15am Welcome and Announcements
  • 10:20am Kids Ministry Bible lesson video
  • 10:25am The preaching of the Word
  • 11:05am Closing song
  • 11:10am End of service sanitization