Join us for worship!

We’re meeting for In-Person Worship on Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 10:30am. We understand that not everyone is ready to meet back in the building, and that is OK. We will continue to offer online worship services on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Following federal and state guidelines and guidance from the CDC, we have created a Regathering Safety Plan to facilitate reopening for in-person worship. Our guiding principles are to love our neighbors and to keep the health and safety of everyone in the building our priority.

Guidelines

We encourage you to read through our entire safety plan. Here are some of the main points:

We are open but at a limited capacity. To make sure we can safely accommodate everyone, we ask that you register online for worship each week. The registration link will open every Sunday morning for the following Sunday, or you can call the church office. You will be checked in as you arrive for the service.

We care about your health and safety. If you are in a high-risk group, feeling sick, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, we encourage you to worship with us online.

All staff and volunteers will be screened as they enter the building. We want to keep the building as safe as possible for everyone attending a service.

Nursery care (infants-age 4) and Journey Kids (K-5th grade) is provided in the kids wing during weekend services. A room for new mothers is available when a quiet place is needed. Teens are welcomed to attend the service with their families.

We will all wear a mask while in the building. If you forget yours, one will be provided for you at the Welcome Center. Children three and under will not be required to wear a mask. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a mask, we ask that you worship with us online!

Hand sanitizing stations are posted throughout the building for your use. We encourage you to use them often.

We will practice social distancing at all times. Instead of hugs, handshakes, and high fives, we encourage air hugs and waves!

How we enter and exit the lobby and Sanctuary is different. “In” and “Out” sides are clearly marked in the lobby and Sanctuary. Signs are posted throughout the building for your assistance. Pews are roped off to allow for social distancing. An usher will seat you, filling in front to back, and release you after the service, back to front.

We offer a touchless service to minimize the spread of the virus through commonly touched surfaces. Doors will be propped open, we have removed hymnals and Bibles from the pews, and offering plates won’t be passed through the pews. We encourage you to continue giving online. The offering is received in boxes near the Sanctuary doors on Sunday mornings or you can use the drop box just outside the cafe entrance of the building.

At this time, corporate singing is considered a high-risk activity by health officials. Our worship team will continue to sing and provide worship music and will invite the congregation to reflect and meditate on the words.

After the service is dismissed, remember to continue to social distance. If you’d like to talk with someone, we ask that you do that in the parking lot.

All of these guidelines will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and updated as needed. It is our hope that these guidelines are “for now,” not forever. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office.

Regathering Safety Plan

Families

Nursery care and Journey Kids (birth-5th grade) meet in the Journey Kids wing during worship services.

Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meets in the building on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. An online Sunday morning equip time just for teens is held on Facebook and Instagram at 11:30am.

Adult equip groups will begin to meet in our building again later this year or early next year.

We encourage all our families to connect with each other and our ministry directors on social media!

Kids Facebook PageTeens Facebook GroupTeens Instagram Page

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if someone from Pearce tests positive for COVID-19?

The facility will close for 24-48 hours to allow everything to be thoroughly sanitized. Appropriate local and state health officials will be notified and we’ll cooperate with contact tracing efforts. Anyone who had close contact with the individual will be notified of potential exposure. Those with potential exposure will be asked to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms develop.

Will coffee and food be served on Sunday mornings?

For the time being, we aren’t serving coffee or food. You are welcome to bring a cup of coffee with you, just be sure it has a secure lid.

Is the church office open?

Yes, the church office is open during normal business hours but we ask that you not visit the building during the week, if possible. Instead, you can call or reach staff by email. If you do need to come to the church, a mask will be required and you will need to go through the health screening line before entering.

Can I still donate food and clothing?

Our food cupboard continues to bless those in need in our community. We’re accepting food and personal care donations in the lobby throughout the week. Clothing donations are on hold until further notice.

Are we still offering funerals?

We want to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died. We’ll work with families to schedule and plan services that are meaningful and fit into our current guidelines. For now, food and beverage service will not be possible in the facility.