Updates // In Light of COVID-19
On February 5th the Supreme Court of the United States ruled we can resume indoor worship. To protect us, they have upheld a variety of health protocols, but this is a great step and good news indeed! We have opened our 11 AM Live Stream service for live worship. We will continue to offer the 9 AM service on the lawn and will continue streaming the 11 AM service through our website and via Facebook.
If you attend the outdoor service, you don't need to do anything differently; just bring a chair and come ready to worship. If you are attending online, you don't need to do anything differently; just log on for the service just as you have been doing. If you would like to join us indoors at 11 AM here is what you need to know: Chairs have been arranged in the Worship Center to hold 25% of our capacity and be socially distant. Upon arrival, you may seat yourself. If you have any questions/concerns, ushers are there to help.
What to know about the 9AM lawn service:
On the lawn, we will continue to observe safety protocols. Please be sure to wear your mask whenever you are unable to maintain proper social distancing. Because we are singing, please keep increased social distancing of 6’ during the service. There is no attendance restriction so you do not need to sign up in advance. A small number of chairs will be set up on the patio adjacent to the lawn in case you have mobility challenges. Everyone else should bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early, dress comfortably for outdoors, and bring whatever else is helpful for your family (sunscreen, hats, water bottles, blankets, etc.). If you want shade, come early and sit under the trees along Bogardus. If you bring a pop-up or beach umbrella please sit in the back (along Russell) and be careful not to block anyone’s view.
What to know about the 11AM indoor service:
We are excited to be back inside! Space will be limited because we are only allowed to fill the room to 25% capacity while also maintaining physical distancing. Please keep in mind that masks will be required for everyone except for those under age 2 or those with impaired breathing or other at-risk conditions - thanks for your understanding.
How to Stay Connected?
We plan to be continuously updating our website and social media platforms including RHC Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages. We encourage you to follow us on one of those mediums.
How Can I Help? This is a great time to serve others in our family and community. If you would like to be involved contact us at email@example.com.
What is RHC Doing?
The church office is currently closed but the staff are all working from home. Please reach out to us at 562-947-4791 or if you have any needs or questions!
If you find yourself sick, quarantined or otherwise limited please let us know. We want to pray for you and would love to run errands, bring groceries or serve in some other way. We have a team of people in place who are ready to help effectively minister to our congregation. In addition, Mike Gunderson is overseeing our ministry care to seniors and has a team to pursue meeting their various needs.
If this season puts a financial burden on you please let us know—we may be able to help.
If you know of someone in our community who is fearful, struggling, or has needs you think we might be able to meet, let us know.
What about ABCs & Life Groups?
ABC’s and Life Groups are able to meet indoors and outdoors on campus following proper health and safety protocols. If your group would like to meet on campus please contact Nancy Marriott.
Nobody knows how bad the COVID-19 situation will get in our community, or how long it will last. We may not be able to stop it, but we can reduce the intensity of its impact by adjusting our lives for a season. We serve our Lord by serving and loving the community around us. The staff and overseers will continue to work hard in caring for and guiding us all. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out—and be sure to visit our Facebook page for regular updates.