covid -19 update

LIFE CHURCH UPDATE

[COVID-19]

AN UPDATE FROM PASTOR KEN:

JUNE 2020

Dear Life Church,

I am writing to inform you that beginning on Sunday, June 14th we will have LIVE SERVICES at our North and South Campuses. I know that’s news most of you have been waiting to hear! I want to be very clear that even though we are starting LIVE SERVICES again, we are going to continue all of the online content that we have provided throughout this crisis!

We recognize that there will be a large portion of Life Church attendees that will be unable to return to our services because they are at risk, don’t quite feel comfortable yet, or have children and it’s easier to stay at home and watch online for now. We want you to know that we completely understand. There are no merit badges being passed out for being the first ones back! We want you to return to Church ONLY when you feel comfortable doing so.

One of the big questions you may be asking is, what will the service look like? While the content of the service will be the same, the Church environment will look and feel a bit different. First, when you enter the Church, all doors will be opened so that you don’t have to touch any door surfaces. As you enter there will be hand sanitizing stations available along with gloves should you so desire to use them.

While the CDC recommends the use of face masks, we are making face masks OPTIONAL for those who choose to attend. If you choose to wear a face mask, please bring your own. As you enter the lobby you will immediately be directed into the sanctuary to find your seat by our First Impressions Team. You will find that the seats have been socially distanced for your protection.

During the service there will be no “Meet and Greet” time as usual. We are asking people to refrain from shaking hands or hugging so that no one feels awkward or uncomfortable if they do not desire to do those things. Instead of passing offering buckets we will have a Giving Station located in the lobby where you can place your offering. Of course, you can also give online through our website, or you can use our Text to Give option during the service or during the week.

At the end of the service, those attending will be dismissed by section and will proceed through the lobby into the parking lot. During the month of June, we are asking people not to linger in the lobby or sit on the furniture to reduce risks. As we head into July our plan is to relax some of the preventive measures we are taking as we gather again based on what is happening.

We also want to inform you that at this time we are NOT able to provide CHILDCARE during our services. You are welcome to have your children in the service with you. We will be providing “Busy Bags” to all families with small children. The bags will contain activities to keep them busy during the service.

We will also have Volunteers monitoring the bathrooms during each service to clean and disinfect immediately after people leave. Our weekly bulletin will be available on your seat. Our bulletins are printed and folded by machine, so only one person, the person placing bulletins on the seats will touch the bulletin.

Our goal is to be able to worship again by creating the safest environment possible. We encourage you to check your temperature at home and if you have any type of sickness at all (cold, sniffles, sore throat, etc.) please remain at home for the safety of others.

 

We continue to pray that God will meet all of your needs, protect you, and fill you with wisdom and courage as we navigate these days. We look forward to seeing you back in Church when you feel comfortable.

God Bless Each of You,

Pastors Ken and Chrystal

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE:

  • If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

STAY INFORMED

Follow Life Church on social media for updates: FacebookInstagram

You can find out more information about the Corona Virus [COVID-19] from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

LIFE CHURCH UPDATE [COVID-19]

AN UPDATE FROM PASTOR KEN:

JUNE 2020

Dear Life Church,

I am writing to inform you that beginning on Sunday, June 14th we will have LIVE SERVICES at our North and South Campuses. I know that’s news most of you have been waiting to hear! I want to be very clear that even though we are starting LIVE SERVICES again, we are going to continue all of the online content that we have provided throughout this crisis!

We recognize that there will be a large portion of Life Church attendees that will be unable to return to our services because they are at risk, don’t quite feel comfortable yet, or have children and it’s easier to stay at home and watch online for now. We want you to know that we completely understand. There are no merit badges being passed out for being the first ones back! We want you to return to Church ONLY when you feel comfortable doing so.

One of the big questions you may be asking is, what will the service look like? While the content of the service will be the same, the Church environment will look and feel a bit different. First, when you enter the Church, all doors will be opened so that you don’t have to touch any door surfaces. As you enter there will be hand sanitizing stations available along with gloves should you so desire to use them.

While the CDC recommends the use of face masks, we are making face masks OPTIONAL for those who choose to attend. If you choose to wear a face mask, please bring your own. As you enter the lobby you will immediately be directed into the sanctuary to find your seat by our First Impressions Team. You will find that the seats have been socially distanced for your protection.

During the service there will be no “Meet and Greet” time as usual. We are asking people to refrain from shaking hands or hugging so that no one feels awkward or uncomfortable if they do not desire to do those things. Instead of passing offering buckets we will have a Giving Station located in the lobby where you can place your offering. Of course, you can also give online through our website, or you can use our Text to Give option during the service or during the week.

At the end of the service, those attending will be dismissed by section and will proceed through the lobby into the parking lot. During the month of June, we are asking people not to linger in the lobby or sit on the furniture to reduce risks. As we head into July our plan is to relax some of the preventive measures we are taking as we gather again based on what is happening.

We also want to inform you that at this time we are NOT able to provide CHILDCARE during our services. You are welcome to have your children in the service with you. We will be providing “Busy Bags” to all families with small children. The bags will contain activities to keep them busy during the service.

We will also have Volunteers monitoring the bathrooms during each service to clean and disinfect immediately after people leave. Our weekly bulletin will be available on your seat. Our bulletins are printed and folded by machine, so only one person, the person placing bulletins on the seats will touch the bulletin.

Our goal is to be able to worship again by creating the safest environment possible. We encourage you to check your temperature at home and if you have any type of sickness at all (cold, sniffles, sore throat, etc.) please remain at home for the safety of others.

 

We continue to pray that God will meet all of your needs, protect you, and fill you with wisdom and courage as we navigate these days. We look forward to seeing you back in Church when you feel comfortable.

God Bless Each of You,

Pastors Ken and Chrystal

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE:

  • If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

STAY INFORMED

Follow Life Church on social media for updates: FacebookInstagram

You can find out more information about the Corona Virus [COVID-19] from the Illinois Department of Public Health.