Without question, it’s been a challenging season for all of us, dealing with a worldwide pandemic, being in lockdown, working/studying from home, and specifically as a church, having to worship via web-conferencing. While virtual modalities like Zoom have been the lifeblood of the church and have unified us in these strange times, it’s become pretty clear that nothing can replace the physical gathering of the family of God. There’s nothing quite like worshiping together, hearing God’s Word proclaimed in-person, and enjoying the company of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
This is the inspiration behind Church on the Lot. In our own, small way, we wanted to safely (observing all CDC recommended social distancing, masking, and hand hygiene measures) offer an open-air environment where we can gather for worship–right on our parking lot at 315 State Street. For one hour, once a month (the last Saturday of the month for now), we’ll be meeting up to pray, sing, hear from God’s Word, and fellowship with one another. The outdoor space offers an open environment, plenty of spacing, and even the potential of attending from the comfort of your car, if you are so inclined.
That being said, for us to plan seating, sound, and other logistics, we need you to do one thing–RSVP! It’s a way for us to assess crowd size, interest, and make our services as impactful and safe as possible. As always, if you do attend, bring masks. And even if you forget, masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available to all attendees. We strongly encourage bringing your own chair(s) (folding chairs, beach chairs, whatever works).
DISCLAIMER/WAIVER STATEMENT: The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. We are doing everything we can to be compliant with all regulations and ensure your safety. We have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but we cannot guarantee that you or family members will not become infected with COVID-19.