In-Person Gatherings

On Sundays, we have two indoor services at 9am and 10:30am.

You can access the livestreamed service on our YouTube channel each Sunday at 9am (links open in new tab).

On Tuesdays at 12:30pm, we continue to have a spoken Eucharist service. Depending on weather, it is either in the atrium or outside by the playground. This short 15-minute service includes Scripture readings, opportunities for silent prayer and Eucharist.


Health Guidelines

With California’s reopening of June 15, our worship beginning Sunday, June 20 will look increasingly like our pre-pandemic time together. You can read Pastor Kevin’s letter about these updates here. Below, you can find listed the protocols and cautions that we are continuing to take. As we navigate this particular season together, we still encourage you to keep the needs and experience of others around you in mind. These three general guidelines will continue to be helpful for all of us:

  1. Even if you are healthy and have no concerns about contracting the virus, we encourage you to think of and follow all these guidelines as a way to love your neighbor.
  2. Please be aware that the comfort level of people around you may vary.
  3. Please pay attention to and follow the guidance of those on our Hospitality Team. They’re there to help us all love one another well!

We also understand there are some people who will continue to stay home for health reasons. Our 9am service will continue to be livestreamed on our YouTube channel, so we can all worship together. We’d love to have you join us.

Masks & Hand Sanitizer

As of June 20, 2021, masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Following the State of California’s guidelines, masks will continue to be required for all unvaccinated individuals over the age of 2. We ask our community to follow these guidelines out of love for one another, and particularly for those in our community who remain vulnerable or who have not been able to receive the vaccine yet.

There will continue to be hand sanitizing stations for your use upon entering the building.

Nursery, Children's and Youth Ministry

During our 10:30am service, we will have in-person Nursery, Busy Builders (Pre-K) and Children’s Ministry (K-5th grade). Our Children’s Ministry volunteers will continue to wear masks whether vaccinated or not as an extra precaution for our youngest friends.

We anticipate opening Children’s Ministry up in both services later this summer. For more details or any questions, contact Marrissa Sork (msork@granitesprings.org).

Our youth group (both junior and senior high) will meet in-person immediately following the 10:30am service. For more information about youth gatherings throughout the week see granitesprings.org/youth or contact Kyu at khahn@granitesprings.org.

Refreshments

We will begin serving beverages (coffee and lemonade) at our June 20 Sunday service. Further refreshments, including snacks to follow in the coming weeks.

Cleaning

Between the services, common surfaces will be wiped down including arms of chairs, the offering box, and bathroom surfaces. The sanctuary will be lightly mopped with a disinfectant rated by the EPA to kill the novel coronavirus.

While this season offers many unique challenges, we are so grateful to be navigating them together as a community. We give thanks to God also for the many people in all different fields who have cared for the sick and helped develop vaccines that are allowing a lift in so many restrictions.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please feel free to reach out to the office at church@granitesprings.org.

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