Dear Christ Covenant Family,

We are excited to have the opportunity to gather in-person and livestream our worship on Sunday, May 31 at 10:45am and 6:00pm. This coming Sunday, May 24, we will be live-streaming morning and evening worship and not gathering together.

Below is a message from our Senior Pastor Kevin DeYoung about gathering together. Below is information for how we can gather safely.
How to sign up to attend church in-person on Sunday, May 31?
Please note, we have two different sign-ups to attend worship, one for the worship center and one for the Community Life Center (CLC) simulcast.

We invite all visitors and guests to sign up at any time.

For our members, we will rotate through pastoral communities to prioritize sign-ups. Please note below which date and time your pastoral community is being asked to sign-up. If you miss your sign-up time, the sign-up will be open to all on Wednesday at noon until the worship center and CLC are at capacity.

When to Sign Up by Pastoral Community
  • Visitors and guests may sign up at any time beginning Sunday, May 24 at noon.
  • Sunday, May 24, 12pm – Monday, May 25, 12pm | Derek Wells, Stewart Neely, Mike Miller
  • Monday, May 25, 12pm – Tuesday, May 26, 12pm | Tom Groelsema, Nathan George, Zach
Fulginiti
  • Tuesday, May 26, 12pm – Wednesday, May 27, 12pm | Bob Goudzwaard, Bruce Creswell,
Dave Baxter
  • Wednesday, May 27, 12pm – until we reach max capacity | open to all 

Don't know whose pastoral community you are in? Contact Staci Poston at sposton@christcovenant.org .

How to Sign Up
On the day of your pastoral community sign-up, please click on either box below based on where you would like to worship. Please remember, we will continue to live-stream both morning and evening worship.
Things to know prior to signing up
  • The worship center will hold 400 at maximum safely with social distancing. We got to the number of 400 maximum by using safe social distancing calculations based on recommendations from the CDC and the state of North Carolina.
  • The Community Life Center (CLC) will hold 100 people maximum with safe social distancing. The service will be simulcasted onto the three large screens in CLC 1-6. We got to the number 100 maximum by using safe social distancing calculations based on recommendations from the CDC and the state of North Carolina.
  • We will not have communion, but the pastors and staff are thinking through a safe way to do this in the near future.
  • The choir and majority of the orchestra are temporarily suspended as a safety measure.

For Families with Small Children
  • There will not be any childcare available.
  • All nursery rooms in the worship center are closed with the exception of the mother’s nursing room. Moms may use the nursing room for diaper changes and other new mom needs.
  • Diaper changing stations are located in the CLC women’s bathroom and family bathroom, worship center’s women’s bathroom in the north lobby and nursing mothers’ room.

Evening Worship
  • If you attend the morning worship service, you are welcome to return for the evening worship service.
  • No sign ups are needed for the evening worship.
  • Evening worship will be live-streamed and those gathering will only be in the worship center. Evening worship will not be simulcasted in the CLC.

FAQs
  • We will be adhering to all the recommendations in place by the CDC and the state of North Carolina. This means that if you are in the vulnerable or at-risk category, it might be best for you and your family to worship remotely with us.
  • We will follow all safety regulations given by our state to be responsible and to love our neighbor well.
  • If you are sick or not feeling well, you should worship remotely with us.
  • We will be adhering to social distancing with families sitting six feet apart from one another inside the worship center and CLC. In the worship center, we will use the floor, balcony and side panel seating to properly social distance.
  • Please keep in mind, the Governor’s three W’s: wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands with soap frequently for 20 seconds.
  • We strongly encourage you to wear a mask. We will have a small supply of masks available if you leave yours at home or do not have one.
Things will look a little different
We want to follow all safety regulations given to us by our governor and in an effort to love our neighbor well. Things will be a little different as we gather together inside, such as:

  • We will not pass the offering plate, but we will have offering boxes at various stations in both the worship center and CLC.
  • All pew Bibles, hymnals, pens and pew cards will be removed from the worship center.
  • The book nook will be closed.
  • The information desk will not have pamphlets or papers available.
  • We will not have worship bulletins available, but you may print one from home and bring it.
  • Before you come and after morning and evening worship, every space that was used will be thoroughly cleaned.

We are looking forward to gathering together for worship. May 31 is the beginning of our gathering together. We hope and are planning to have sign-ups for worship in the month of June and following where we will rotate through the pastoral communities for priority sign-ups. Live-stream will continue, so if you are not able to gather, we hope you will continue to worship remotely. We do need to remember that all of this can change very quickly, but this is the plan for the time being.

In Christ,

Tom Groelsema, Executive Pastor
Sandy Spitz, Senior Director of Church Administration