As you all know another mandate was put out by our city leadership rolling back society once more because of a rise in Covid Cases. In light of the new mandate, we are already working within what we believe are the reasonable parameters of that mandate so we are going to continue on with our regular services as we have been. WIth that being said, we do want to continue being good stewards with one another and our own personal health, and so we are making these suggestions and implementing these measures to do our best on that end.
1. We strongly encourage any members who are experiencing ANY form of sickness or possible sign of sickness, (i.e scratchy throat, cough, fever, dizziness, headache, unusual fatigue/achiness, runny nose, etc) for them to remain at home with their family and participate in the service online.
2. We recommend the wearing of masks (for those who are able to) during the service while also asking people to sustain from handshaking and to conduct the majority of their fellowship outdoors after the service rather than inside the building.
3. We have hand sanitizer and masks available for anyone who needs them.
4. As we have been, we will continue to do our best ensuring spacing between rows and between family units in the rows.
5. We will be offering an abridged service at 9:30am beginning this Sunday (7/26) that is only for those who are immunocompromised or have concerning pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk if they contract Covid. This service will only be about 35-40 mins in length, but will offer the highest risk mitigation for those who have longed to get back to corporate worship but have been unable to because of major health concerns. If you would like to attend this service please reach out so that we can know who's attending. We are going to be maximizing distancing and so knowing the number of people for that service is very important. If this is still too big a step for right now...THAT IS OK...we will still be live streaming our service at 10:45am.
We believe that through these steps we are continuing in our faithfulness to God and His commands regarding corporate worship and biblical stewardship.
Hebrews 10:23-25 - Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
If you have questions regarding this please reach out to us.
Pastor Blake Hart and The HBC Leadership Team
Living the Faith. Sharing the Faith. Defending the Faith.