Worship Schedule Updates

Rev. Doug Heiman   -  

Along with every other congregation in the world, we’re in the process of navigating a new landscape and discerning what being the Church will look like for us in this season in which we find ourselves. We remain committed to being the church we’ve always been; a congregation focused on loving our neighbors and welcoming all to join us in worship, service, learning, and taking the message of the Gospel into the world while tending to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of those in our care.

To that end, we’re continually watching, learning, and changing to best pursue the mission of the Church. In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing some of the fruit of those efforts, so we wanted to give you a heads up so you can join us wholeheartedly in moving forward in the best way possible.

Service Times
Since returning to our Main Campus, we’ve continued with the same in-person worship schedule we’ve followed for years. In light of changing attendance patterns and the responses we’re hearing from the congregation, we’ve made the decision to shift to a two-service worship schedule on Sunday mornings with services at 8:30am and 9:45am. These times of worship will be identical in structure and style, so choose the time that works best for you and we’ll have a space ready for you.

COVID Precautions
As we have since the reopening of our physical campus, we’ll continue to observe best practices based on the guidance of the government and the CDC. Seating will continue to be limited and distanced in the Worship Center at our Main Campus, with plenty of overflow seating to make accommodations as folks continue to return. In the interest of maintaining the safest and most welcoming environment possible, we’ve updated our mask policy. In line with current best practices and the state-wide mandate, we’re now requiring masks be worn by everyone participating in in-person worship, with exceptions for health-related issues and age as identified in state guidelines. We thank you for your cooperation as we seek to create a space where everyone feels comfortable and safe.

BGKids and BGStudents
Our children and youth ministry teams are excited to be meeting in person once again, and have laid out a thorough plan to do so in the best way possible. To start, children’s class sizes will be limited to allow for social distancing. Additionally, drop-off and pick-up procedures for both children and youth will be coordinated with the health and safety of all involved in mind; with temperature checks, masks required, and hand sanitizer stations readily available. Follow the links to see the full BGKids and BGStudents Reopening Plans, including details on class size limits, schedules, classroom layouts, and sanitizing procedures. We look forward to seeing your kids in person again, and continuing to pour into their lives with the message of the Gospel.