In addition to our online services, we are happy to announce that we are now also having in-person worship services! To say we are excited is a huge understatement; however, we want to do it the right way, and the safe way, for everyone who attends. What does this mean? Below are details about our efforts to provide a safe on-campus worship experience for you and your family.
If you’re not ready, that’s okay! While in-person services resumed Sunday, October 4, we understand that not everyone is ready to come back…and that’s 100% okay. If you have any concerns or health issues, we strongly recommend you remain at home and watch our online services. Online services will continue at 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, and 6:00 PM on all of our platforms: live.communitycc.com, Facebook, and YouTube.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS
We will have in-person and online worship services at 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, and 6:00 PM. For parents of children 5th grade and younger, we want to encourage you to attend our in-person 1:00 PM service, which will be led by our Community Kids staff. This service will be a high-energy Family Experience (FX) designed for parents and kids to attend together. The 1:00 PM FX service will also be available online.
To maintain crowd size, follow social distancing guidelines, and ensure that you have a spot, we will ask that you register for the service you would like to attend. We will continue this only as long as necessary. Please come to the service you register for since seats will be limited.
Registration for Sunday, October 25 is now open.
We are encouraging families with preschool and elementary children to attend the live FX service at 1:00 PM. There will be no other in-person programming for children, including no nursery, for several weeks. Families can continue to access resources and weekly lessons online at communitycc.com/communitykidsathome.
Middle School (MS) / High School (HS) Programming
Our MS service will be live in The Loft at 9:30 and 11:15 AM, and our HS service will be live in The Loft at 6:00 PM. They also will continue to offer their services online on their Community Students YouTube channel. Students will transition to the new NextGen Building as soon as it is ready.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is registration required? Do I need proof of registration?
Yes. Registration is required in order for us to abide by Broward County and CDC guidelines when it comes to the capacity on our campus and the health of your family. Please be ready to show your printed or electronic reservation receipt to one of our staff or volunteers who will be welcoming you onto our campus.
What happens once I arrive?
We ask everyone to maintain six feet of social distancing while moving around on campus. Our staff and volunteers will be wearing facemasks and have their temperatures checked. You will be asked to show your proof of registration outside the building. Doors will be propped or held open for you. Due to these additional safety procedures, we encourage you to arrive 10 minutes before the service begins.
What precautions are you taking to ensure a safe environment?
- Staff and volunteers will be sanitizing the Auditorium and frequently touched surfaces before you arrive and after you leave.
- Touchless hand sanitizing stations will be available at multiple locations outside and throughout the building.
- All water fountains will be shut off. Water bottles will be made available instead.
- We encourage everyone to wash or sanitize hands regularly.
- We know you’re excited to see each other after so long apart, but please remember that we will be waving, giving a thumbs-up, air hugs and air high-fives instead of shaking hands or hugging, fist or elbow bumps.
Do I need to bring my own mask? Do I have to wear it at all times?
Yes. We love you and we want to protect you and our church family (especially those who are most vulnerable), so we ask that you please bring and wear your own facemask at all times. This is also a requirement by a Broward County Emergency Order. If you accidentally left your mask at home, no worries! Complimentary facemasks will be available upon request. Children ages two and younger are not required to wear one.
How many people can attend in-person services? How will I be seated?
We’re strictly following CDC guidelines for the safety of you and your family. In light of this, we will be limiting the seating capacity by blocking off every other row in the Auditorium and ask that you leave at least 2 empty seats between families. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To maximize seating and maintain proper distancing, you will be directed to a seat by one of our Ushers.
What will happen during the service? Will worship and the message be live?
Yes. You will experience high-energy live worship, prayer, communion, and a message from one of our pastors.
Will we be offering communion?
Yes. Pre-packaged communion cups will be available at each of our service times. We encourage you to take a communion cup on your way into the service, as trays will no longer be passed for distribution of communion elements.
How do I give my tithe and offering?
There will be no passing of an offering basket during the service. We encourage you to use online giving, mail, text-to-give or drop your offering in offering boxes conveniently located throughout the building. Offering envelopes will be available at every offering box. Our electronic giving kiosks will also be available for you to give electronically, with these kiosks being sanitized between each use.
Will there be Spanish translation and sign language interpretation?
Yes. We will continue to offer live Spanish translation and sign language interpretation at the 11:15 AM service. In addition, we will continue to offer a recording of our entire service with Spanish translation or sign language on our YouTube channel each week.
Will coffee and food be available?
Free coffee prepared by masked and gloved volunteers will be served outside the building in cups with lids. There will be no food served.
What if I want to be baptized?
We encourage people to make decisions of faith. Our Decision Team will be available at the end of each service, taking all necessary safety precautions. People who want to be baptized will be able to do so.
When should I not attend?
If you have had any of the following symptoms this week, please worship with us online:
- Fever over 100 degrees
- Cough or sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of sense of taste or sense of smell
- Contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
What if I don’t feel ready to come back to an in-person service?
We completely understand! We will continue to offer our high-quality online worship experience. In fact, we encourage you to continue to gather with us online, especially if you or someone you love is in a high-risk category. We will also continue to offer virtual programming for our kids and student ministries as well. Either way, be it online or in-person, we are a family. As we have said before—when you’re ready, we’re ready for you!