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WPC's Re-gathering Plan

UPDATED 09/29/2020

Your patience and understanding are much appreciated! 

Our staff and volunteers will be working hard to help make this a good and healthy experience for all! 

Phase 2-c

Beginning
September 13

Livestream: This service will continue to be offered ontine at 10:30am.  We encourage people in vulnerable populations to continue to worship from home.

A new service is being offered at 8:00am.  This 45-minute service will be similar to our previously schedule 8:15 service but will not yet offer Communion weekly. (We will begin serving Communion on the regular schedule on the first Sunday of each month.)

An outside-worship service at 9:00am will be in the Emory Road House back lawn. Our indoor service at 10:30am will be open to 200 people (50% capacity) in Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall. Both services will be conducted in ways to maximize physical distance and safe practices.

CHILDREN are welcome and we are currently offering an option for children to attend "children's church," which dismisses from both services before the sermon.   See more here. 

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES will be offered with some limitation, depending on each group leader.  We hope to offer our ABS groups with more consistency in January 2021.  Contact Justin if you have questions about groups or group-studies. 

8:00am SANCTUARY Service 
(NEW SERVICE as of 9/13/2020)

  • ATMOSPHERE: This service is designed to be contemplative and will offer one or two hymns.  We will offer Communion on the first Sunday of even months.
  • ARRIVAL: Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to be prepared to begin at 8:00. Anticipate this service to last 45 minutes.
  • ENTRANCE: Enter through doors to main hallway from Pineville or Emory Roads. Temperatures will be checked for each attendee. Those with a temperature higher than 100.5° will be asked to return home. Masks are required and will be provided for those who do not have their own. Hand sanitizer will be provided and required.
  • NO CHIL DCARE:  We will not be offering childcare at this service.  Children are welcome and will not be required to wear a mask. Contact Becky Odum if you have questions about children's ministry)
  • BATHROOMS will be available but under physical distancing guidelines. We request them to be used only in case of an emergency.
  • OFFERING BOXES will be at the check in tables for 8:00 service .

9:00 OUTDOOR Service

  • LOCATION LINK: Our worship team will lead from the Emory Road House deck and families are invited to bring chairs and sit scattered across the lawn.  We ask everyone to observe 6 feet of physical distance from others.  Masks are strongly encouraged.  
  • ATMOSPHERE: This service offers a simple-style service with contemporary songs and preaching.  We will offer Communion on the first Sunday of even months.
  • ARRIVAL: Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to be prepared to begin at 9:00. Anticipate this service to last around 45 minutes.
  • SEATING: Some chairs will be provided but we encourage attendees to bring chairs or blankets. Pop-up tents may also be used along the fence line or in the parking lot.
  • CHILDREN: Parents are encouraged to bring snacks and toys for younger children. Childcare is now being offered -- bring younger children to the playground to "check in" with a temperature check.  Older children (K-5th) are invited to participate in Children's Church, which takes place when children are dismissed before the sermon. (See updated info here or contact Becky Odum.)
  • RAIN PLAN: In the event of inclement weather, outdoor service may be canceled or moved indoors. This decision will be made by 8am on Sunday.  
  • OFFERING:  A offering box will be available in front of the deck.

10:30am SANCTUARY Service

  • ATMOSPHERE: This service brings elements of modern and traditional worship together.  We offer litanies of prayers and reflections and will take Communion together on the first Sunday of every even month.  
  • ARRIVAL: Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early in order to be prepared to begin at 10:30. Anticipate this service to last 60-70 minutes.
  • ENTRANCE: Enter through doors to main hallway from Pineville or Emory Roads. Temperatures will be checked for each attendee. Those with a temperature higher than 100.5° will be asked to return home. Masks are required and will be provided for those who do not have their own. Hand sanitizer will be provided and required.
  • CHIL DREN:  Childcare is now being offered -- bring younger children to the playground to "check in" with a temperature check.  Older children (K-5th)  are invited to participate in Children's Church, which takes place when children are dismissed before the sermon.  (See updated info here or contact Becky Odum.)
  • BATHROOMS will be available but under physical distancing guidelines. We request them to be used only in case of an emergency.   
  • OFFERING BOXES will be at the table in the main hallway. 

Thank you again for your patience!  While we await a return to a "normal" schedule, we trust you will pray for our staff and leaders and communicate with us here.

Our Affiliation

WPC is a member of
the
Covenant Order of
Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO)

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