Dear CCC Family,
June 18, 2020
We give praise and glory to God that in the midst of the ongoing challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic, our church was able to carefully reopen for in-person corporate worship on Sunday, June 14, launching us into Phase 1 of our reopening plan. We’re so thankful for the tremendous help of our volunteer teams, the leadership of our pastors and staff, and the willingness of those in attendance to participate in best practices that help to keep us safe as we worship together. Through these combined efforts, we’ve been able to come together in joyful reunion to worship our Almighty God!
As we move into Phase 1 of our plan, we want you to know that we will continue making every effort to protect the health and safety of those who attend. Our worship services have new start times at 9:00am and 11:00am, allowing for more time between the services for proper sanitization. When you come to our Worship Center, you’ll find helpful greeters and ushers that can direct you to one of our blue-tapped sections of the pews, designed to space household groups 6 ft. apart across the Worship Center. In line with our Tucson Mayor’s most recent proclamation, face coverings are required for those who attend the services, and we’ll have an ample supply available at the lobby counter for those who need them. Please also keep in mind that some of our attendees may be unable to wear a mask because of health exceptions.
Our nursery and children’s programming are closed for now, but we are delighted to welcome kids into our full worship services. We want to support families by providing worship activity bags for kids, addressing children during the sermon, and welcoming kids to “move around a bit” when they get restless along the way. Our cry room will be open and available as well.
For the time being, we’ve replaced handshakes and hugs with smiles and waves. Rather than pass the offering basket, we’ve set up offering receptacles at the doors. Our communion elements will be prepared in a sanitary fashion and served to individuals by ushers wearing gloves. We’ve had to remove brochures and Bibles from the pews, to avoid high touch items, so we invite you to bring your Bible or download a Bible app on your phone or tablet.
Finally, we want you to know that week by week, we will do our best to graciously support one another and give the benefit of the doubt when it comes to following these safety guidelines. We want your experience to be warm and inviting when you come! For those who cannot yet attend our physical services, we are pleased to offer you our livestream at 9:00am and 11:00am on Sunday and will be available for replay from 1pm-10pm. We hope this resource will give you a deep sense of connection with our church family until you’re fully comfortable with returning.
Because Arizona continues to be affected by serious Covid numbers, we cannot yet predict when our church will move to Phase 2 of our plan; however, we will keep you up-to-date in a timely manner as more information is available. We welcome your prayers for guidance and wisdom as we press on with the strength of the Lord!