WHAT TO EXPECT DURING COVID-19:

During these uncertain times we are prayerfully trying to live out the truths of God’s word that tell us not to be afraid (Joshua 1:9), not to lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6), and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31). With these truths in mind, we have modified our in-person worship services. 

Below is a description of what you can expect when you arrive at church. Please reach out with any questions or suggestions. This is a work in progress, and we will be modifying as we go. 

  1. You will be greeted in the parking lot with lots of socially distant love.

  2. An usher will open the door for you.

  3. Please use the hand sanitizer provided for you at the welcome table before you enter the sanctuary. 

  4. We strongly encourage, but will not mandate, that you wear a face covering.

  5. This precaution is to prevent you from unknowingly spreading the virus.

  6. If you do not have a face covering, we will have them available at the church.   

  7. Please sit in every other pew to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

  8. You will be ushered out at the end of the service starting with the back rows. 

  9. You can either give your offering online at www.faithinjesustx.org/give or you can leave your offering on the back table as you exit the building.

  10. You are welcome to socialize with your friends in the lawn or parking lot area. 

    1. Due to the size of our entryway, we ask that you immediately exit the building.

    2. Fellowship time in the Ministry Center will be suspended for the time being. 

  11. Kids of Faith will be suspended for the time being. 

    1. If you have children, they are invited to sit with you during the service.

    2. There will be a children’s message, but please have your child remain seated with you.

We invite anyone who is currently uncomfortable worshiping in-person or showing signs of illness to continue worshiping with us online. We are working on enhancing our online experience to make it even more worshipful. 

We recognize that this list is strange and probably uncomfortable.  In fact, lately all of us have been ripped out of our comfort zones. This is why we look to Christ and the comfort he offers us by what he endured.  He took the uncomfortable step of leaving the riches of heaven for the poverty of this world.  He left the heavenly halls where angels praised him regularly for the earthly streets where he constantly received death threats.  He exchanged his kingly crown for a crown of thorns.  He endured the cross so that by his resurrection power we can now endure the crosses set before us.  The Apostle Paul put it this way in Philippians 1:29, “It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.”  By the power of Jesus Christ, let us suffer together for the sake of the gospel!

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