COVID-19 Update - Week 12


COVID-19 Update - Week 12

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

John 15:12-13

This verse takes on a new meaning as we are all learning how to put the health and safety of our friends first and lay down our lives during this global pandemic. We want to model that sacrifice here at Union Chapel.


We feel the best way we can love each other at Union Chapel is to continue to hold online services through the month of June. Our primary motivation for this decision is to keep people safe, and we think the online format is the best way to do that. We also want to model leadership to local churches and local leaders. And finally, we think the online experience will be more valuable to you than an in-person gathering would be at this point in time with all of the restrictions that would need to be followed. We will continue to update you about plans moving forward following the month of June.


This weekend, we will stream our online services at our regular service times: 8:30am, 10am, and 11:30am, and will provide one more rebroadcast in the evening at 5pm. We think this will help the people in our congregation who prefer the early 8:30 service, and it will help us as we plan to transition back to a regular weekend in the future.


This Friday, May 29 at 11am, Unite 714 will be hosting a one hour live event, joined by spiritual leaders from across the globe including Nicky Gumbel, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes. We stand in faith this Pentecost, believing we will see a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit as we unite together in prayer. Visit www.unite714.com for more information on this special event! We hope you'll tune in!


What time will we gather in person?
What time will the doors open before service?
What time will the online services be available?
Do I need a reservation to attend a service on campus?
How do I prepare for electronic check in on campus?
How will seating be handled in the Worship Center?
Should I wear a face mask?
Will there be singing during service?
What happens if maximum capacity is reached in the Worship Center?
Will kids ministries meet?
Should those in the “at-risk” category attend?
What will dismissal look like following service?
What if I need to talk with a Pastor?
Will the coffee shop be open?
What cleaning and sanitizing will be done?
What about those who are sick or have symptoms?
What if I’m not ready to return to in-person gatherings?
What will the greeting time look like during services?